Spring Is In The Air

Over the weekend I put together the little fairy garden pictured above. It’s a whimsical project I was inspired to do when we are at the Flower and Garden show earlier this year. I’m practicing for when we move closer to the grandchildren; I want to create a home filled with wonder and whimsy they will love to visit.

Spring seems to be everywhere. I felt it as I appreciated getting my hands in the soil to plant this little garden; I felt it this morning when I was witness to a brand new brood of little yellow goslings out for a walk with their Canadian Geese parents; I felt it when I came out of the office this afternoon and felt the sunshine kiss the top of my head as I walked to the car.

As much as I love the sunshine I sometimes wonder if I would appreciate it as much as I do if every day was the same. If every day of my life was sunny and warm, if I could play in the garden whenever I wanted, would I appreciate it as much as I do? I would like to answer that question affirmatively but I know myself better than that. Often it takes a change, a shift from the ordinary, to cause my attention to shift to a mode of gratitude. I would like to say that I am thankful in all circumstances but that wouldn’t be true. At times I get weighted down with the cares of this world, with the relentless rain that falls in the form of worry, and I forget the rain is temporary.

So today, as I appreciate the awakening of the earth into spring I give a nod to winter, to the rainy season, and say adieu. I know you’ll return eventually and I will try to remember to be thankful when that day comes. 

But today, it’s spring!

What are you enjoying about spring this year?

Word wrangler. Photo taker. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects. Coming Summer 2020: The Presence of Absence: A Story About Busyness, Brokenness, and Being Beloved.
4 comments
  1. that is so cute…

  2. A bit of “grandma whimsey”!

  3. What a sweet arrangement! A perfect thing to create on a rare spring day.

  4. I love whimsy the older I get! Yes, especially for grandkids! Lovely garden, too. 🙂

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