I’m sure, like many of you, the end of a year, and start of a new one, leads to rearranging life. For me, this usually means obsessive cleaning and purging. It is an attempt at order, but also, as I grow older, a need to simplify and lighten the load.
While purging the other day, I was sorting through things and putting them in piles, in the attempt to create more order. I found a bunch of faux ferns and tulips that I threw in a white bin along with some other garden things. What resulted was a magical breath of spring that I just had to capture in photos.
Although this week has been exceptionally warm like spring, we are 2 to 3 months from the real thing. One of the things I try to do, is not rush the seasons. Spring may be my favorite time of year, but winter is my Sabbath, and a time to rest from all the yard work. After all, I just finished the final raking of leaves last week, and now is the time for hunkering down with a good book, candles, and a throw on the couch. It is a time for hibernating and extra naps.
While winter awaits, and will not be put off much longer, I am determined to learn to embrace it without complaining, and revel in its own unique beauty.
But, I leave you with a breath of spring, and I hope this random gathering of items will bring a smile to your face, as it did mine.
Breathe in winter . . . breathe out spring.
And while not your traditional year end post, I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!