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Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Five Signs of Hope

Fuzzy Tree Bud
Songbird posted this Friday Five:
"My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song of Solomon 2:10-13

In the late, late winter, as the snow begins to recede here in Maine, we begin to look almost desperately for signs of spring, signs of hope that the weather has turned and a new day is on the horizon. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Easter and Spring twine inextricably, the crocuses and daffodils peeking through the Earth as we await the risen Christ.

Share with us five signs of hope that you can see today or have experienced in the past."

1.I love spring and I also love looking for signs of new life everywhere I go.
2. Unfortunately I got out of the subway this morning in Brooklyn and it was snowing :-(
3. I have a picture taken with my iphone of a fuzzy tree bud on the next street from my office taken about a month ago.
4. I love the tiny green leaves that are popping up on the privet hedges. They seem to be the earliest in the New York area.
5.One of my favorite things is seeing the trees when the leaves are all out, but all tiny. Like a green haze in the sky...


Songbird said...

I saw the snow on the Today Show! But the fuzzy tree bud is a clear sign of hope.

Purple said...

We are to get a "spring storm" on Monday...always seems to happen that way. And yes, those tiny little leaves...nice.

Bad Alice said...

I love the new growth, too, "the green haze." The trees all look fuzzy and tender.

Mary Beth said...

We have the green haze here, now. Keep the is coming your way!

Barbara B. said...

We saw the snow on the Today Show too. And I thought of you right away!

RevAnne said...

Love the tiny fuzzy leaves of spring!

MaineCelt said...

We have a cinnamon haze here... the buds are swelling at the top of the trees, but no green will emerge for a while yet. But, oh, isn't it wonderful to see those dear little wisps come out! Your post gives me hope for the green haze a-coming.