Spring, the season when everything feels new. Signs of growth are everywhere if you stop to look for them, like these tiny buds on pine trees in Colorado.
Each cone in a pine tree can be male or female, and at this point they don’t even look like the pine cones most of us know. They have potential, though, and with time, sun, and water, they change.
Soon, all these soft little ovals will harden and look like actual pine cones and then, the cycle of life continues as they grow, spread their seeds and keep the forests alive.
Each pine tree’s cones one are just a little bit different, and all of them are beautiful in the details. Like tiny sculptures, they remind us that from small things, with patience, big things may grow.
Thanks, David, Kevin, and Bob, for letting me be a part of helping you grow up into wonderful men. You guys will always have my heart.
Being an aunt became my favorite role the minute that child came into the world.