Spring’s Awakening

Sometimes we criticize the way people talk about the weather as a conversational starter. But I believe there is a reason for our fascination and preoccupation with it. For example, in the last few weeks our weather here in the southwestern mountains of Virginia has been very erratic! It begins as a gloomy, cold morning that gives way to the sun pushing through the clouds. Just you begin to feel hopeful that winter may truly be retreating, a large dark cloud again floats by and with it a sudden downpour…not of rain but of snow! As it moves on, gradually the sun once again peeks through overhead and the cycle repeats through out the day as the wind blows steadily orchestrating this dance.

Why am I talking about the weather? Because it does awaken our senses…we perk up at the sign of a sunny morning and marvel at snow that quickly passes. The wind brings shivers as it touches us and we crouch down to take shelter in our jackets. We notice the changing colors of the sky and are made aware of the motion of the day. It helps bring us out of our winter’s sleep and fills us with new inspirations and helps to awaken our creativity………

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6 thoughts on “Spring’s Awakening

  1. And it always happens – so it helps to be reminded that hope “springs” eternal 🙂
    Thanks for reminding us of what is easily overlooked or taken for granted!

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  2. Spring brings new life. It wouldn’t be so wonderful without the winter. I look forward to seeing the new life of spring. Great pictures.

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  3. The contrast with winter definitely helps me notice the tiniest flower or the least bit of sunshine…thanks for visiting this site! joni

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