the determination of spring

Today’s weather has not been very spring-like. We have not seen the sun at all. Even after the pouring rain ceased, the clouds and dampness never went away. There is snow on the plateau just off to the east. The day started out chilly, and it has gotten colder as the day and evening have progressed.

But this time there is something different…


The grass is greening.

The buds on the bushes are growing every day.

The fruit trees and daffodils are blooming.

The foliage on the lilies lengthens and thickens each day.


Despite this cold and nasty day, the signs of spring are everywhere. They won’t be denied. Or stunted by the cold. Even when the sun hides its face, nature keeps moving along the path to warmer weather, sunny days, and all sorts of new life.

For these and all Your gifts, Lord, we thank you.

4 thoughts on “the determination of spring

  1. I am hopeful spring is going to arrive despite the POURING rain outside my window. I have a meeting to go to for a board of directors I’m on. I really don’t want to venture out there in rainboots and get soaked, but I’m hopeful that this will pass and warmer, sunnier days are on the horizon. And yes, this weather is a gift, just like the budding trees are gifts.

    Hope you can stay put today!

  2. macrush53 says:

    I feel bad for those leaving in the death grip of winter. I am so glad you found spring’s determination. Here’s to spring.

  3. Terje says:

    Here’s to Spring – the sun, the flowers and the green.

  4. It’s a good thing spring cannot be denied – of course fall and winter can’t be either!

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