A Scene from Bambi
By Jeff Salter
I love memories.
Memories of seasons often take me back to beautiful places and times.
Last year we visited this theme in April, a full month later. And here’s what I had to say about it:
But this year – in many places – the winter has faded quickly and gives most of us an early glimpse of Spring. Sure, there will likely be some cold weather still: March cannot remain in the 70s. But for now, I’m enjoying the beautiful weather.
Bambi’s first experiences
When I was a kid, I loved Walt Disney’s 1942 movie, Bambi. I’ve seen it a few times since and it holds up very well. One of the most charming scenes is when Bambi first ventures out of the thicket (in which he was born) and meets the other animals around him, like Thumper, the birds, the skunk named Flower … and many others.
Here Bambi meets Thumper:
Here, he encounters a skunk for the first time:
The sense of wonder and discovery and innocence … the obvious signs of new birth all around — surely this is the quintessential imagery of Spring.
Hope you enjoy the clips.
What are some of your favorite memories of Spring?