Preparations for Easter, and for Passover. In the northern hemisphere, the turning of seasons and changeable weather of springtime. Earth Day on its way. Flowering of the earth after winter’s sleep. All of these are part of the contrasts, changes, and celebrations this time of year.

Here’s a quiet moment of such contrasts, wild flowers and a stone wall in spring in Donegal, in the far northwest of Ireland
wild flowers and wall donegal ireland

In his song called The Wild Flowers John Spillane says

‘Twas the wild flowers I admired
Who never done nothing to you
But driven from the garden
sang their own songs in the spring

which is another thought on the contrasts of spring. Look around you for wild flowers and for the contrasts spring brings to light as you travel through this season.

you might also wish to

hear two rather different versions of John Spillane’s song here and here

learn about visiting Donegal
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Kerry Dexter is one of six writers who contribute to Perceptive Travel’s blog. You will often find her writing about places, events, and people connected with music, history, and the arts in Europe and North America. You may find more of Kerry's work at her site Music Road as well as in Wandering Educators, National Geographic Traveler, Ireland and the Americas, and other places online and in print.

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