Thursday, March 8, 2012

This Moment

sunset

Isn't it strange how we long for each new season, waiting (im)patiently as a transition happens, looking for the first signs that something new is underway? Even with the constant diligence there comes a day when we are surprised to find that this change has been happening right under our noses. How did those little buds appear on the tree? Where did that snow melt to so quickly? Hey, the sun is setting a few hours later than it once did.

ice drop

We are finding our first surprises and evidence that the transition is well underway. We got a fresh blanket of snow yesterday morning, but by afternoon it was like a distant memory. The sun is setting a little later and in a different part of the sky, sending its last rays onto our kitchen walls, making a golden glow as I set to preparing dinner.

ice

at the table

ice 3

We are venturing out more and more and wearing fewer layers. I am hopeful that I can make it through the next little bit of winter without bursting the buttons on my jacket.

ice on plants

ice and sunset

However, I am finding great beauty in this place in between. The give and take between winter and spring is creating its own messy and beautiful space. Mud in the day ices over in the night. The snow melts and pours out of the gutters until the sun slips behind the hills and then freezes, only to resume its flow in the morning rays.

Snow boots or galoshes, these are the problems we are facde with. We are dreaming of open windows and fresh air, but for now this moment is so very beautiful.

6 comments:

Victoria said...

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Roxanne said...

Love the transition from winter to spring. The shedding of heavy winter coats and the donning of a light spring coat makes me feel I am underdressed. But that feeling will go away in a few weeks when the last of the winter cold air has disappeared for good.... until the next time

Emily said...

So very well said. And I love the Emerson quote from Victoria! We are enjoying this transition as well, longing for spring, but saying our good-byes to winter.

Kate said...

I am trying very hard not to wish my days away these seasons. It's harder than I thought to not wish for spring! {Even in New Mexico!} I had no idea I so casually sought the next season so often until i made a conscious effort NOT to.

elizabeth said...

thank you for the reminder to live and be thankful for and see the beauty in now. i needed that reminder . . .

i hope you and ours have a lovely weekend.

sophie said...

Holy cow - those photos look COLD - seriously cold, and so beautiful!

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