|My instagram pic from last week|
We have only a coating of snow.
Yes, I know. I should post more often.
It is one of those winters that see-saw between normal temperatures and deep cold. I hate the deep cold.
All our snow has melted away during the January thaws and now February has some very unusual near zero temperatures. Boston took all our snow! I’m sure they would share with us if only they could. But nature isn’t like that, is it? The one place we get a regular “come-uppance” on just how much poer and control we humans actually wield.
I’ve been tinkering around with new projects. Everything seems to have a learning curve for me lately, and the venture into video is at the top of that list.
Since I’m learning more about how to create videos that I hope won’t bore people to death, or worse, annoy… I found one I really enjoyed lately. It isn’t polished, but it is very interesting for nature buffs.
Life is fun, at least it is for me at the moment. The whiteout outside my window is the backdrop for my cozy inside activities of writing this, planning, and drinking a nice hot cup of chai. What a life!
Really, so many of us have it so good. Sure, there are difficulties and disappointments, but these are the good times for so many of us. We aren’t going hungry, we are sheltered from the cold, we eat well, our children are living reasonably well with only the normal challenges.
Enjoy the good times while you have them, treasure up those memories against the trials that must come in life. Take the good with the bad. Those admonitions are cliches because they express the pattern.
Perhaps they are more truisms than mere cliches.
Right now, today, I’m enjoying the good. Each day has something to enjoy, something to challenge us, and certain seasons are harsh, like winter’s unforgiving cold. If we have a cozy fire, we are blessed. the season of winter can be endured, and it will give way to the next season.
There is a spring ahead, and this is only a time to ready ourselves for it. When we are in the crush of work and the demands of that time, there will be sanctuaries of rest and reflection…. it is all a part of the weave, if only we will see it.
|A particularly pretty winter day of the past|
I don’t think we should rush our seasons, either in life or in our gardens. Think about immersing fully in the one at hand, take notice of what is characteristic of the one you find yourself within, now, and give it its full expression.
I think this brings out the richness of what life has to offer.
-just a few thoughts before I rush off to my next big distraction….