Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Glimpses of Spring

Crocus, daffodil and hyacinth greens peeking through the earth.

Children jumping, climbing and delighting in short sleeves.

A window flung open, new air blowing out the stale and stiff.

Joyfully welcoming this warm, windy March day. The first warm days of the season make me giddy with anticipation of spring. I look forward to that first day of work in garden, hands in soil, cultivating new life. Waiting for the greens to bud and flower. These longer, warmer days of spring, invite us outdoors to soak up His glory.

My lover speaks and says to me,
 “Arise, my friend, my beautiful one,
and come!
For see, the winter is past,
the rains are over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of pruning the vines has come,
and the song of the turtledove is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines, in bloom, give forth fragrance.
Arise, my friend, my beautiful one, and come!
-Song of Songs 2:10-13

Welcoming some new life in the soul today too. The Lenten journey continues, anticipating New Life in the Resurrection. This warm spring day during Lent feels like hope for the journey.

Winter has least for today.

Grateful today for this glimpse of spring...

And for...

Manicure day with the girls

How Anna talks with no teeth

No teeth, but such cute nails
And for...

~Watching them run, jump, and play, enjoying God's good earth.

~Wind and warmth.

~Gardens that need weeding and clearing, symbolic of Lent.

~Open windows and fresh air.

~Gospel of Matthew chapter 24 & 25, how studying His word always gives fresh insight and peace.

(Gifts #390-400)


  1. thank you - loved the pictures, and I felt such peace reading your post!


  2. This is beautiful. Glimpses of spring - oh how I need those today!