I spent a nice afternoon by the lake in my hometown in the suburbs of New York City. Forsythia is now in bloom and I took some pictures of the pretty yellow flowering buds by the water. It was a sunny day, but quite breezy, and the forsythia kept blowing in the wind as I was trying to take a picture. Both the blooms and the geese look so carefree in these natural surroundings in the woods. The bench by the lake inspired a new poem about our common bonds in such a vast world, which is small after all. I'm linking my photos and poem to another wonderful site I discovered, Our World Tuesday at http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/, where people from all over the world share their pictures of where they live. I'm sharing a little part of my world with you today! I'm also linking my poem to Poetry Jam at http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/, where the topic this week is seeing spirituality through someone else's eyes. Enjoy!