Love, Hope, and Rain

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Love, Hope, and Rain

daffodilsIt’s rained for days where I live, and when it isn’t raining, the ground is soggy and the sunlight weak and cold.  I’m not sure why this winter has seemed colder, more harsh than past winters, but it has.  I watched the naked trees in my yard silhouetted against this month’s full Snow Moon and shivered.

Today, however, is filled with bright sunlight in a cloudless sky.  Although it’s cold, it’s a sparkling day, and there are blossoms on the camellia bush outside my window.  The daffodils are pushing their way to the light, and a powerfully fragrant hyacinth plant rests on my table.  The robins and red-winged blackbirds have returned.

And, of course, Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  I know this sounds strange, but a part of me wishes we didn’t have Valentine’s Day.  Why not celebrate love and our loved ones every day?  I guess we need a reminder, huh?

So in the midst of a winter of despair, there is hope – hope for the promise of spring, and the turning of the Wheel toward the light.  And there is love – even if for only one day’s recognition.  And the rain?  I remind myself that Mother Earth’s plant people need it.

May your life be filled with love, hope, and rain

Blessed be,

Deb

 

By | 2016-12-27T15:28:12+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Latest News|3 Comments

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  1. Linda Hudspeth February 5, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I relish the days of winter in all her beautiful gray skies….crisp mornings and long nights. It gives me the time to turn inward for reflection and renewal….and it is in February that the first awakenings stir. My witch-hazel is about to burst into bloom, the snow peas are inches above ground and daffodils are starting to smile. I love the smell of a wood burning stove and when it gets too hot inside….I can step out the door and find that cool. Grateful and in love I am with this time of year. As I am with all the other seasons…. turn that magical wheel.

  2. Cathy February 5, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Love, hope and rain. You brightened my day.
    Sincere regards,
    Cathy

  3. Lauryl February 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    BEAUTIFUL post, Deb! And very relevant! I was thinking similar things about the February landscape yesterday… I was driving along a very desolate Michigan highway mid- morning and I was struck at the Grayness! The sky was gray, the trees were gray, the snow was dirty and gray, and the highway itself was… gray! I longed for the sun or any sign of life! I finally asked out loud to see a bird or something alive – and within just a couple minutes – a huge hawk flew above my car, dipped close, and then flew off. I was filled with gratitude! And today, the sun came out! (yes, it is only 3 degrees, but it is sunny!)

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