May 22, 2007

The Glory of Sunshine

Published in 2006 on I couldn't resist sharing it because it says it all.


What a glorious day to share! Our skies are open with the cerulean clarity that comes after a frosty night. This corner of the earth has begun to nestle itself closer to the sun, awakening to the warmth of that generous satellite. I turn my face to its sympathetic brightness and drink in the elements that our dark and cold winter has denied me.

Ah spring! It is a temperamental lover. One moment it turns its back on us with a raging tempest, throwing its tears and blasts in dark, thunderous bursts. And then it distances itself with an icy aloofness, chilling our little nook with its cold and bitter indifference. But then it turns to us, wraps us in its alluring and heady hold and offers its bright and fragrant splendor as a placating gesture. And all we can do is bask in its beauty, awestruck that it is merely a shadow--a feeble image--of our Master's magnificence. A mere product of the Creator's hand.

And so I embrace Spring's fragrances--the lilac scented air swirling about me intermingled with lily of the valley and allium, their sweet and spicey pollens clinging to my sleeves as I caress the garden's bountiful blossoms. Honey bees share their chorus today, pleased that Spring has forgiven us and chosen to bestow her favours on all and sundry. The humming birds have made their entrance, darting to and fro in an eratic ballet, their wings adding a base note to the fervant music around me. I can feel the energy of the day and am grateful to be alive and part of this incredible moment.


  1. Here in Alberta, where "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes" it is nice to focus on the glory of spring instead of the chill of watching outdoor soccer last night at a damp 10° and a cruel north wind! My tulips do the same, lifting their hearts skyward, ignoring the ups and downs and just being grateful for life.

    Thanks for this, elsie

  2. Hi,
    I LOVED this post!Husband and I live in Oregon and our weather too is a fickle lover.Especially this spring where we have seen more rain than sun.But today is sunny so I shall enjoy it to the hilt!And I must remember that it is the rain that causes so much of God's infinite beauty to dwell here in such abundance!Can you tell I'm a nature lover? :-)
    Blessings,Sharon :-)

  3. After getting buried by back-to-back snowstorms this winter, spring weather makes me feel as though I've been released from prison. Your imagery is a perfect description. Thanks.


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