Finding nature in unlikely places
As spring weather emerges, take a moment to appreciate nature in many different places and forms.
Mon, May 02, 2011 at 11:41 PM
The past week has been a delight for people who love to be outdoors. I decided to take advantage of the blue skies and honking Canada geese and snap some photos of the budding trees.
Last week I walked through Highland Park, which is where Rochester's famous Lilac Festival occurs in late May
. Though the lilacs have not yet bloomed, it was such a perfect day for wandering along the rolling hills and taking in the clear skies. But the skies were not clear for long, because before I could blink, a cold front passed through and I ran down the main road soaking wet. But it was still worth the rain.
Nature also has a way of taking all of us by surprise, especially in concrete jungles such as my school, Monroe Community College. Outside of my philosophy classroom, a morning dove has decided to make her nest on the corner sill. Some of us come to class early, and we always check to see if our bird friend is still nesting right outside our window.
It's a breath of fresh air to find little hints of green and incredible creatures in the most unlikely places. I hope that as May progresses, more birds or other animals will grace us with their presence.
Photos: Katherine Bailey
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