This weeks photo challenge is Dance Many have waited for snow to melt and rain to subside. Some more patiently than others. When I saw these young boys with their fishing gear my heart leaped. I see the beauty of innocence and sweetness of youth.These young fishermen were able to venture out in to a picture perfect day. As Spring approaches we will soon move to the Dance of Spring.
I have not yet learned how to copy and paste on this phone, but am working on it.
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it
In the past few weeks I have gained a new respect and perspective on things..life…Nothing earth shattering. Just understanding and appreciation for the little things in life. My hubby, Mr. G. has needed my assistance as he recovers from an infection in his shoulder. I will not elaborate, but my little world was shaken a bit, after all he is the chef in this house. I am laughing at this. What is true, is that I am thankful for the capabilities of Doctor’s and Nurse’s, for their commitment to attend to the needs of the sick and infirmed. He has a wonderful nurse that has been assigned to see him once a week, to check up on him, and make sure that all is intact. Tremendous… In all of this I look at the world around me… a little confined right now, but I am focusing on the blessings of life on earth, in the simplicity of a little flower that smiles at me and brings me joy. I am taking time to get my house in order…that includes my heart..doing some weeding there, to make room for what is healthy, so that it will bloom and be beautiful.
I wonder how many of us have been hovering over our plants looking for signs of newness, signs of life in the form of blooms. We have not seen a single snowflake this winter. Maybe a few of you would have been willing to auction some of your snow off to the highest bidder. I like new beginnings and I may be repeating myself but it is true. I appreciate opportunities that allow me to make improvements, to change for the better, to make better choices and decisions. This time of the year represents for many, New Life, Resurrection. A new day to revive perhaps what has gotten stale in our daily regime. Here is a little preview of what’s happening in our yard. I see beauty in the face of a flower. Ladybugs are a reminder that all is ok and that God is in control..
We are called to walk by faith and not by sight. We were not seeing signs of spring, and even though we knew it was coming we wanted to see evidence. The little plants were doing their thing underneath the blanket of cold. Surviving without our help. Being patient and waiting for their time to shine and put a smile on our faces..
This morning I am trying to keep up with Rumpy Dog and maintain a sense of humor. If you need to laugh, you can check it out here. Winter is taking a toll on many and it is no laughing matter. At times like these we are looking for any sign of spring.. I am not a proper poet and I do know it but I hope you can find some sunshine or a chuckle, in these words..
battered and bruised
i’m no longer amused
while hearing the news
of what winter has done..
can we please see the sun?
i make this plea
between you and me
that i will surely faint
to a can of spray-paint
and i’ll color the snow
so that it will glow..
All is quiet on the home-front. Mr. G’s foot appears to be healing nicely. We have had sunshine for several days now and it has helped to melt the snow. There may be some more on its way. I am getting a little antsy and looking for signs of color up here in these mountains. Down below Iris’s are beginning to bloom. I have decided to brighten up a few photos from last year and add a little color as I wait..
I think this is a weed, but the flowers were pretty so I captured what I saw and added some texture to it.
These plants are unknown to me as well and the picture was taken in New Mexico.
I don’t think I have shared this previously. It too was taken in New Mexico while we were on the train. I really like how I was able to brighten up the color using Picasa and texture from Pixel Dust Photo Art. I’ll put away my coloring pages for now and be patient for winter to make its exit..