Tag: Spring

A Collage of Spring

Snowdrops unfurling perhaps? This photo was taken by my friend Gill Henwood in her garden in the Lake District.

As we herald the unwrapping of Nature as Spring approaches, we have been delighted by, first, the cyclamen and then the snowdrops and winter Iris. Now it is the turn of Daffodil and crocus. So we say Thank You to the bell of Mary as she peals out winter or, should that be, as she ‘nods’ us towards Spring. Gill says the nodding snowdrops remind her of the Hymn, The Lord of the Dance.

Dance then, wherever you may be for I am the Lord of the dance said he.

It has been a joy to see, during the difficult and dark lockdown, the great signs of hope and colour and joy that are being painted by Nature. God is reminding us that we have so much to look forward to and so much to be grateful for, no matter what has been plaguing our lives. We should hold on to Captain Tom Moore’s favourite saying – repeated here in Nature –

Tomorrow will be a Good Day.

Below is a collage of spring from Gill’s garden though she is not responsible for the arranging. It may not, therefore be perfect but it is heartfelt. To borrow a phrase from Gill – this is a picture of sheer exuberance and delight.

First, here is a lovely Prayer to Spring by Robert Frost

Please notice the first Cumbrian bee of Spring! tomorrow will be a good day, full of honey!

[Mr G]

Our Lord’s Cross brings hope and joy.

Photo of her garden by Joyce Smith

Another picture reflection by my friend Joyce Smith. The quotation from Pope Francis centres our thoughts on the Celtic Cross on the right. She makes this comment:

Dear Friends,
This quote from Pope Francis, reminds us that God is with us in all our dark days
and as signs of Spring are beginning to show, and the days are becoming lighter and longer, we have the sure hope of
the Light of Christ triumphing over darkness.

With my love and prayers, God bless,

P.S. can you also see the hope that Southampton FC will begin to return to winning ways in the picture?!!

For those not familiar with the English obsession with football (Soccer) many of the fans dress in their Team colours and tend to behave with charismatic-like evangelical fervour. They don’t, however look like garden-gnomes. Well, not all of them.! [Mr G]