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A Very Merry Unbirthday to You! A Very Merry Unbirthday to You!
A most sumptuous birthday feast in the meadow for our friend Lesley Austin - photo by her son, Caleb Austin. So that nobody feels jealous and we can all celebrate, we'd like to remind everyone of the Mad Hatter's tea party in the Disney film version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland:

Mad Hatter:
Ah, but there are
Three hundred and sixty four
Unbirthdays!

March Hare:
Precisely why we're gathered here to cheer

Alice:
Why then today's my unbirthday too!

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P.S. Check out Lesley's inspiring website, wisteriasunshine.com
Cherry Blossoms Sing of Spring! Cherry Blossoms Sing of Spring!
The gnarly cherry trees in sight of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, as captured by photovoyant, Maureen Spagnolo. We couple this scene with a spring Haiku written by Basho during the 17th century.

Baby mice in their nest
squeak in response
to the young sparrows

Green and Blue Spring Stream Green and Blue Spring Stream
The greens and blues of spring excite us with expectation! We thank our dear friend, photojournalist Maureen Spagnolo, for another lovely photo for our cover. We also welcome her to the Significato Journal as she begins her own column called, PhotoVoyance. More about that in our next newsletter!
Icicles and Snowberries Icicles and Snowberries
The seasons are teasing us but clearly, even with so many phases of freezing and melting, nature continues to offer her beauty generously. ~ photo by Maureen Spagnolo, photojournalist, Washington DC ~
Chickadee Dreaming of Spring Chickadee Dreaming of Spring
Sweet li'l chickadee on a balmy winter day, wondering when the cold will end - Taken by photojournalist Maureen Spagnolo of Washington, DC
Wintery Sunrise Wintery Sunrise
Wintery Sunrise in Maryland - A sublime moment on a quiet winter morning, taken by photojournalist, Maureen Spagnolo
Moody Autumn Moody Autumn
Our dear friend Maureen Spagnolo, a photojournalist from Washington DC, has caught Deep Creek Lake in its many moods. We've paired it with a stanza from a Sara Teasdale poem.

"The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves."
- Sara Teasdale
Autumn Attracts Me Like a Neglected Girl Autumn Attracts Me Like a Neglected Girl
Photojournalist, Maureen Spagnolo, caught this gorgeous portrait of autumn at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. These lines from the poem, "Autumn", by Alexandr Pushkin, came to mind:

I love (the days of autumn) -
their unassuming light, their quiet beauty.
Autumn attracts me like a neglected girl
among her sisters. And, to be quite honest,
she is the only one that warms my heart.
Shenandoah Hayfield Shenandoah Hayfield
This gorgeous black and white shot was taken by photographer/filmmaker Caleb Austin, from Bruington, VA. He says, "While driving through the Shenandoah valley I noticed this freshly cut hay field. The hay was laid out in windrows which made for a great photograph, with the lines of grass leading up to some magnificent clouds."
He Maketh Me To Lie Down in Green Pastures He Maketh Me to Lie Down in Green Pastures
Any way you look at it, this line from the Psalms of David is incredibly poetic and seems to fit this image of countryside in New Zealand. Oh, to just lie down there and be! Wow! Taken by photojournalist, Grace Brown, author of The Continuous Wander blog.
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