Morning Light Amidst Covid-19

Living in a city with 2.4 million people means that if you do go out there are a LOT of people out there with you. Mostly I have stayed inside since March 18th.

It hasn’t been horrendous. I have embraced my inner sloth. Gained a few pounds. The apartment is cleaner than it ever has been.

The biggest benefit is that where I live is surrounded by a small park with some really big trees – it’s like living in a tree house.

These are several three- or four-storey cherry trees in the morning light of April 18th. They have almost finished blooming, and everywhere nearby is carpeted in pink petals. Cherry trees out my window in the morning light Cherry trees out my window in the morning lightOutside the bedroom is a huge maple tree, in the middle of putting out its first leaves. Earlier it had clusters of dark red something or others which were also beautiful in the spring light. Cherry and maple trees out my window in the morning lightAlmost the same view, but a few minutes later and the light has changed. This tree is glorious, about 6 stories high, and turns brilliant red in the late fall.  Cherry and maple trees out my window in the morning light I have a deck which allows me to be outside. When this isolation started it was quite chilly but lately the weather has been 14 to 18° and warm in the sun. I planted this fragrant evergreen clematis last year and it is doing really well considering it is in a pot. 
The white flowers of an evergreen clematis in the morning light The white flowers of an evergreen clematis in the morning lightThere are also some towering grand Sequoias, although they remain gracefully unchanging throughout the year.  Grand Sequoia against a blue sky More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning.

10 responses to “Morning Light Amidst Covid-19

    • There’s something about cherry blossoms – maybe a signal that spring is here after the winter. These ones have certainly brightened my self-isolating – probably wouldn’t have been able to do it without them!

  1. Love the inner sloth bit! But not that slothful if you have been cleaning your apartment…. lovely morning scenes with all those trees….

  2. ” I have embraced my inner sloth.” so well put…I will remember that one. You live close to giant cherry-trees and you have a deck and beautiful clematis – you are among the lucky ones today. I am too as I live in a house with a garden and close to the forest. Grateful, thankful.

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