Spring photos

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Early crocus

Sometimes winter can seem like it lasts too long.  For me, first signs of Spring are so exciting! I welcome them with joy, even though I know winter is still not over.

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Then along comes the weather forecast for a few hours of rain. You go to church Sunday morning wearing regular shoes and look outside after worship service thinking boots would have been a better choice.

That beautiful crocus closes up to wait it out for a nicer day.

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The daffodils are glad they took their time.

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Mr. Robin still manages to find something to eat.

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Then the sun comes out, the temperatures warm up again, and the snow becomes just a memory.

The crocus is none the worse for the wear.

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She even invites some friends to the celebration!

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This doesn’t mean, of course, that we have only a hope of future joys—we can be full of joy here and now even in our trials and troubles. Taken in the right spirit these very things will give us patient endurance; this in turn will develop a mature character, and a character of this sort produces a steady hope, a hope that will never disappoint us. Already we have some experience of the love of God flooding through our hearts by the Holy Spirit given to us.”  Romans 5:3-5  PHILLIPS

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26 thoughts on “Spring photos

    1. I know what you mean, Alicia! I do welcome the snow over just cold, gray skies though! Feel free to send us some of that snow next year! 🙂
      When you read this comment, check out the verse above. Something happened when I scheduled this last night, and the verse and some of the pictures had disappeared and the centering had become left alignment. It’s a great verse, too!

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    1. Faye, I didn’t notice when I replied to your comment, but something happened when I scheduled this last night, and the verse and some of the pictures had disappeared and the centering had become left alignment. It’s a great verse, too! Check out the verse above.

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  1. Thank you for refreshing my spirit with these signs of new life, Ruth. The crocuses are so beautiful as they display God’s beauty and glory. We saw and heard robins last week. That always makes me excited and hopeful for spring. 🙂 Love and hugs to you!

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    1. You’re welcome, Trudy! I’m happy to have been used of God to refresh your spirit! God is such a beautiful creator, a Master Artist! I’m so blessed to have seen these crocuses and to have a camera and a way to share. God is good!
      I wanted to mention that something happened between when I scheduled this post last night and when it published this morning, perhaps because I was working on my PC and my phone. But some of the photos and the verse and the centering had all disappeared. You might want to check out the verse above; I think you’ll like it! 🙂
      Blessings, friend! ❤

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  2. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of spring! We are still a ways behind here, but the robins and the sandhill cranes have started returning, so I know it won’t be too long before the rest follows. I am so grateful that our true hope is never late–our Lord is always on time! Blessings to you!

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  3. This reminds me of the lily of the valley. An old pastor of mine preached a sermon where he truly explained the concept of lily of the valley. He explained how the lily is the beauty in the valley. It was intentionally placed there to thrive and that the only place it can be found is in the valley. He told us not to be so quick to try to rush out of the valley, but instead to find the lilies while we are there or to be the lilies while we are there.

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    1. What good advice! We tend to want to rush things, when it is really better to wait and to try to see the good around us and be content with what is instead of wishing for what is not yet.
      And I love what you said about BEING the lilies while we are there. Why always expect someone ELSE to make our day when we could be making someone else’s day instead?!

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