16 March 2010

stirrings.

'round these here parts, crocuses come first. transparent in the sunlight, tinged with exuberant purples and creams.

purple

the soil warms, and my kids collect wriggling earthworms in afternoon air that smells new.

a couple days back, jena asked if my life is as peaceful as these posts. no. and yes. sort of. i find that peace has little to do with my exterior circumstances and everything to do with my inner workings. oceans of peace can be found in the middle of four kids and nerf basketball and legos and wrestling dinner onto the table.

still, lately much has been stirring and churning internally; half-baked dreams and convictions itching to flesh themselves out. it's still too premature to share, but suffice it to say i'll let you know when i know.

in the meantime, we have this glorious stretch of beginnings before us. there's something deeply reassuring in the certainty that no matter how bleak the winter, spring never fails to show up.

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glimpse more unwrapped tuesdays at chatting at the sky, and more sweet shots at darcy's.

16 comments:

keLi said...

so true ... the resiliency of spring is one of God's great metaphors to us, i think.

love your etsy shop, by the way. gorgeous pieces!

Jan@IdeaChick said...

What a wonderful sign of spring! Beautiful flower and photo compostition. Love it!!

Wendy said...

How I love crocuses, and your blog -- 60 piggies in this house too! Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle said...

So beautifully shot..

kelly@thebluemuse said...

that is a beautiful shot, love the lighting, and your writing...

lulu and family said...

your last line is so true! and those flowers are so beautiful. i'd love to get some in our yard!

bekkah said...

a gorgeous image!

Leticia said...

I love this picture! It is beautifully done!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. I love it.

Darcy @ m3b said...

This is my first time at your blog! I love it. Your avatar pic is beautiful, and this shot is just sweet simplicity. I love everything about it.

So happy to have you as part of Sweet Shot DAy.

Trisha said...

How beautiful is the truth you spoke about our peace not being tied to our circumstances. Truly, He gives that peace that passes all understanding. Lovely photos and words.

imoomie said...

Stopping in via Chatting at the Sky...Enjoying the bulbs and hope of spring too!

Trisha said...

How beautiful is the truth you spoke about our peace not being tied to our circumstances. Truly, He gives that peace that passes all understanding. Lovely photos and words.

lulu and family said...

your last line is so true! and those flowers are so beautiful. i'd love to get some in our yard!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. I love it.

Michelle said...

So beautifully shot..