Friday, February 20, 2009

Drawing Near

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Springtime is drawing near here in the Willamette Valley.The signs are everywhere.The weather is improving.We had 3 days of sun so far this week.The birds awaken us each morning with their lovely songs.And I see signs of tulips and daffodils aching to bloom as they send their slender green stalks heavenward through dark earth.Yes,spring is drawing near and I am rejoicing.For it's arrival gives me hope of better days to come.It reminds me of rebirth and resurrection.It warms my spirit even as it's arrival begins to slowly warm the earth around me.It is as if all of heaven and earth celebrates at this time of year.What a lovely gift from God.

"See!The winter is past;the rains are over and gone.Flowers appear on the earth;the season of singing has come..."
~Song of Solomon 2:11-12 NIV ~

Blessings abundant~Sharon


10 comments:

Denise said...

Oh MY Gosh! Your blog colors are beautiful !!!!!!! purple and yellow are the colors I am planting around my house this spring.. Yellow iris around my mail box with purple morning glories if I can find them.. Maybe some blue asters... They are almost purple........ OH how I love the spring !

I so enjoyed this blog tonight.. lifted my spirit!

Sharon said...

Denise!
I am so glad this change blessed you and lifted your spirits tonight!I love color but especially the colors I have here on my blog at present.They just remind me of spring.Yellow daffodils and purple crocus especially!Our skies are pouring rain once again but I know that spring is near and sunshine will return.Blessings and thanks for stopping by this little oasis of color...Sharon

Teri Leigh said...

Sharon,I too love the new look of your blog. It is much easier to read. I am looking forward to spring as I see buds popping up everywhere. Thanks for coming by my blog today. It was such a nice suprise to see you had stopped by :)

Sharon said...

Teri!
Hello there!Glad to see you.Yes,it's been awhile since I have been able to stop by and comment.Computer issues mainly.Glad the new look is easier on your eyes.:-)Blessings~Sharon

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Wondering and wandering through the winter . . . it has been a time of journey and I am celebrating the flowers that sing in my gardens. They sing of joy. Glad you are hearing the same song.

I have been away too long . . . much has changed around here, but not your sweet voice. Thank you for the encouragment, dear friend. My parched heart has drunk deeply herein at your cozy spot. : D

Blessings to you this pre-Spring day of rejoicing.

L.L. Barkat said...

Daffodils... delicate harbingers of spring. How I love them!

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Sharon,
So beautiful! God bless you.
Bren

Sharon said...

Debbie!
So good to see you.I have missed reading my favorite blogs on a regular basis.Dial up is a real bear at times.I am so glad that you too are rejoicing at spring's drawing near.Your kind words always bless.Love~Sharon

Sharon said...

Me too L.L.I have loved them ever since I was young and knew about Daffodil Hill in a town outside my hometown of Sacramento CA.Now having lived in Oregon since 1991 I welcome their sunny arrival immensely after long, gray Northwest winters!Blessings and thanks for stopping by.~Sharon

Sharon said...

Thanks so very much Bren...Love~Sharon