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Friday Five: Moving Towards Resurrection

Big Thicket by John Winslow Van Ness

Here in the thicket of Lent, Singing Owl is over at RevGalBlogPals asking: 

Tell us five ways in which you are anticipating, or your life is moving towards light, joy, hope–new things:  new ideas,  new hobbies, new people…and so on.

After a very long winter, I’m finally seeing signs of spring and new life. 

1) Both at church and at home, crocuses are bravely blooming despite still-freezing nights. 

2) On my way to church this morning I saw a robin, and then later I saw one in the churchyard, too. 

3) Also on my way to church I saw two ducks paddling around a tiny pond that is no longer frozen! 

4) The long evenings are lovely. Hoagie and I dawdle around the neighborhood in the late afternoon, where 
he enjoys sniffing to his heart’s (or nose’s) content, and since I am not freezing, I don’t mind it.

5) I’m anticipating a trip to somewhat warmer climes just after Easter, to have an early celebration of my milestone birthday with someone who really knows how to plan for fun. It’s great to be looking forward to new adventures! 

8 thoughts on “Friday Five: Moving Towards Resurrection”

  1. Robins! Aren't they great?I'm a Reflectionary fan, I admit it. I enjoy reading what you write, so thank you for sharing you with the world.

  2. I think we need to houseswap sometime… Let you and Hoagie sniff around in the central Florida warmth and Fred & I can check out chilly Maine. I've only ever been up that way in August. Would love to see a real change from winter to spring. BTW- LOVE that graphic at the top of your page.

  3. CR, they mean FAR more to me in Maine than they ever did in Virginia.Sharon, yes! And thank you.Laura, sounds like fun, though Hoagie might not like heat so much. If you mean the artwork, I found it by doing a Google Image search for thicket, and I love the bird, especially. If you mean the banner, that's a picture I took in my backyard two years ago when violets were rampant. 🙂

  4. Crocuses–I still need to plant some, but always love seeing them. Down here the daffodils have passed and my bright red tulips are coming up in the front bed to cheer up the lonely and cold hyacinths (kinda smelly too). Bless you for waiting on spring even longer.

  5. I love the phrase "rampant violets." Made me think of heraldic language: "the Songbird Crest, with violets rampant, a Hoagie, gules…" it breaks down there as I don't know jack about heraldry.

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