Spring and Garden; Earth’s Awakening
For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2: 11,12
I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in the season; there shall be showers of blessing. Then the tress of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase. Ezekiel 34:26.27
I love the spring, summer and fall, and actually don’t mind the winter too much living in North Carolina. But by far the warmth and progressively longer days at the of end of winter and early spring are my favorite times.
Gardening is one of the hobbies God’s given me to enjoy. I’m not always real knowledgeable, but I like playing in the dirt, planting and nurturing, weeding and feeding the plants and hoping that I’ll be rewarded by the pretty colors and blossoms. Then I watch the little lizards or chameleons spring about, admire the pretty butterflies and bees that feed, pollinate and keep the cycle going. How magical it seems!
Yet God had a purpose for creating and using some animals and insects to benefit from the blossoms and plants. There is such an interdependence we all have. But how lovely it is to see the blossoms, even in a field of wildflowers blossoming; certainly a gift from the creator.
He’s blessed us with so much if we just pause and look; take a deep breath and smell the flowers, the damp earth, the ocean if you live near enough; the sounds of birds singing, bees buzzing, hummingbirds whizzing by. There is so very much that one has as a daily blessing.
I see so much more, appreciate so much more in the spring. I tend to make a mad dash from car to shelter in the winter, and spend more time avoiding the early dark evenings, the cold; and then the days start lengthening, the sun shines longer, and I have more energy and lightness of heart.
Thankfully, I savor enough blessings throughout the three seasons of color, gardening and so forth that I pull out my memories for the more dismal days of winter.
Thank you, God for the blessings of each season and all my bellaviews