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The Spring We Wish We Had

Remember the days before COVID? Doesn't it feel like years rather than a month and a half? Yeah...

Well, it looks like a light is flickering at the end of the tunnel and it doesn't seem like it's a train. Well, not a particularly big train at any rate. There's talk of opening things back up slowly. No matter what side of the fence you're on with all of that opening up talk, one thing we can all agree on is that 2020 hasn't gone as planned.

In the before time, the long long ago, Margaret Orr and I shot some pieces for WDSU. She was planting Spring flowers in her garden and giving advice on how to care for it all as the season started to warm. The plan was to do several of these videos throughout the Spring and maybe do something more as it related to gardening and the outdoors. What a difference a month can make. That plan was shelved and now all the world can talk about is gloom, doom, death, and disease. But I like to think about the Spring we could have had. A Spring filled with flowers and bees and soil and squirrels. A Spring filled with life and growth and hope for the coming year. Maybe, just maybe, if we put our minds to thoughts of the past, as we emerge from this time of darkness we can see a future filled with the beauty we began the year planting for.

These were fun to shoot. Enjoy.

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