Children seem to have an innate curiosity about the wonder and magic of nature, but it seems we move away from that childlike curiosity as we grow. When was the last time you bent down on your knee to examine a tender green sprout that had recently broken through the rich brown soil and wondered how long it would be before it would become a beautiful wildflower? Have you often longed to see the barren winter turn toward early spring and bring forth the deep yellow of daffodils and soft pinks of tree blossoms?
It was the carol of a bird;
It ceased—and then it came again
The sweetest song ear ever heard.”
Lord Byron (1788-1824)