So here it is -- I intend to keep winter in my heart as an impetus toward more walking, more being outdoors this spring and summer and fall. I will remember the snowbound/icebound/housebound days of this winter and get outside as much as possible. Perhaps I'll even move my beading out onto the porch - just to soak in the warmth and the green and the freedom of being able to do so.
I share with you this picture -- doesn't it look like a shiny green egg? Actually it is a green bottle that someone left in the woods. Look carefully through the glass and you will see tiny, bright green leaves. A plant of some sort has taken hold inside the bottle and offers this beautiful treasure in the middle of a pile of leaves and winter debris.
So now that the earth is revealed and sprouts are sprouting and bits of plant life are peeking ever so carefully from beneath a layer of fall leaves -- I intend to soak in the warmer weather and to walk oh so delightfully into spring.
"Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment". - Ellis Peters