The snowdrops by the door lift upward, sweet and pure, their delicate bells; and soon in the calm blaze of noon, by lowly window-sills will laugh the daffodils! Celia Thaxter (1836 – 1894)
The snowdrops and crocuses are blooming in my yard.
The cherry tree is still barren but soon it will have leaves and blossoms will follow.
I look forward to the cherries that will ripen in June. The robins will challenge me for the sweet fruit, but I will have some for pies!
In a time when so many things are uncertain, there is stability in God’s order. The rhythm of the seasons is calming. Hymns that I have sung over the years quiet worried thoughts. The truth of the Bible keeps me steady.
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.Genesis 8:22
Happy Spring! What is blooming near you?
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Lovely Spring message.
Thanks for sharing–and a Happy Spring to you as well.
I love Spring when everything greens up! God sees to it Spring always comes even when it seems late in arriving. I appreciated the scripture you shared – perfect for those of us longing for Spring.
The buds upon the mulberry
have opened up this week,
small pink blossoms breaking free
that they might take a peek
at the world, for them, quite new
now that winter’s past.
I guess that they enjoyed the view,
for they’re holding fast
through the winds of early spring
beneath the scudding clouds so white
that in their cool fresh wake will bring
return of the soft warming light
that will last through summer, into fall
to help the tree grow broad and tall.
Andrew, your poem is a beautiful tribute to spring!
This is a unique and gorgeous take on the word follow. I can imagine those beautiful blooms, but here in the desert it’s the cacti that are in full bloom along with citrus (grapefruit and orange blossoms)!
It is lovely to imagine the desert in bloom!
Carol, I appreciate you sharing this spring message. I love spring in that it reminds me that, like plants and flowers, when we follow Jesus, we are renewed, rebirthed, and made new in him.
I went outside to check on my crocuses almost every day last week. All I wanted was to see one bloom before we went out of town to visit family this week, and the day before we left God answered with a beautiful purple bloom. 😍 I’m sure they’ll all have bloomed and faded by the time we return, but I know other flowers are not too far behind! (FMF#13)
My noticer daughter loves that the Azaela bushes in our yard are blooming. Thank you for sharing the scripture and encouragement. I hope that you have a lovely weekend.
Azaleas are a favorite of mine. Blessings to your family!
What a comforting observation and post! Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts. I love that Scripture. I have a pear tree outside my house. It didn’t do so well last year, but the year before it was overflowing with pears! I am looking forward to what this year’s harvest brings! The cherries look so good. I hope you enjoy this year’s bounty and all the pies it will bring!
The harvest does differ from year to year, doesn’t it? I hope you have many beautiful pears this year!
It’s good to know we can always count of God to be faithful to his promises. Visiting from FMF#11
Kym, another Bible verse that sticks with me is: and He shall be the stability of your times. Isaiah 33:6 Have a blessed weekend!
It is so exciting to see new life sprouting from the ground! We don’t have anything blooming yet here in NW Pennsylvania. Hopefully, with a few more sunny days, flowers will begin to bloom. Visiting from FMF #8
May the coming week be full of sunshine! Thanks for visiting.
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