Sunday, April 12, 2009

Life renewal in the garden

A few things are peeping out in the garden, just in time for Easter. The festival of life renewal, baby chicks and bunnies, yellow and purple flowers.

The poppy. On Friday, I saw a youngish man walking down the sidewalk of a nearby town. Over his shoulder was the short section of a large cross. The longer piece of wood dragged behind him on the ground. At first I thought this was accidental. He was just carrying some wood from one place to another. But later I realized, no. This was purposeful. He was carrying a cross.
Possibly these flowers about to bloom are not exciting to you all out there in the West and warmer climes as you have already had many blooms. It is just 30 degrees out there this morning. Brrr.

27 comments:

kathi said...

Happy Easter to you too! Hope it warms up soon. There is promise in the garden for sure!

CHEWY said...

Happy Easter. My garden is sprouting up too.

studio lolo said...

I really miss the four seasons. Out here we do have seasons more than Southern California does. The leaves turn colors and drop in the late fall, but by February the trees are blossoming! We have frost and sometimes a snowflake or two, although rare.
I love the newness of spring and the promise it holds.
I'm very much looking forward to living back there in time for the end of summer and the entire fall, my favorite season.
Happy Easter Suki!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Happy Easter from me, also. Plants and flowers coming back to life, like a good, big stretch when you wake up...It always reminds me to plant more bulbs...maybe I will THIS year!

(Ps: did you peek at my garden greenery? :-)

Jude said...

It's wonderful when it happens anywhere. Renewal of life reaffirmed.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

How lovely to see your garden return to new life after all that snow...life always in a state of renewal. Perfect right now to watch from indoors...30 degrees...brrr!

soulbrush said...

the cycle of life is neverending and will carry on long after we are gone! lovely green breath!

Lynn said...

Suki, I can well imagine your excitement over seeing the first shoots of spring bring green life after all that wet white snow. It just takes longer there but soon you will be living surrounded in color and spring beauty too!

The man with the cross siting is interesting. Do you think that was some sort of quiet message giving?

Wishing you a happy and peaceful Easter.

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Annie said...

Happy Easter! It is snowing here in Taos and also 30 degrees.

willow said...

Happy Easter, Suki!

sukipoet said...

Kathi, i hope it warms up soon to. I just took a walk and near froze to death re: the cold, cold wind.

Chewy, hurrah for sprouts.

Laurel, i am not sure if i would miss the 4 seasons or not. though spring seems even more miraculous, i think, after the barren winter.

sukipoet said...

Thanks Teri. I will stop by your house soon.

Jude, I think you are right. And it does happen everywhere, even in siberia.

BSD, brr is right. especially with the fierce wind that is a howlin'

sukipoet said...

soulbrush, true. the seasons do remind me of that cycle and make me appreciate each one for its own self.

Lynn, I do think that man with the cross was giving a message though not sure what. just a reminder?? I think easter is when Christ rose up from the dead out of the tomb. Rather than when he was crucified, but still. it was very curious.

deepazartz, will stop by soon. thanks for your comments.

sukipoet said...

annie, how funny that it is so cold in Taos too and with snow. They had some snow here yesterday a bit further north but nothing here.

Happy Easter to you Willow.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Yes it is exciting to start seeing new life in Spring. You are a little later then us but it is still cold here altho warm enough to have certain things blooming. Just now getting around to checking blogs been sick most of the weekend. This Bug will never leave. sigh

kj said...

my garden is NOT sprouting this fast. and i want it too! this is my favorite time of year, suki. the earth, and myself, cracks open a bit and lets the sun shine in...

i'm sending you good clear energy!

YogaforCynics said...

Well, aren't we all carrying a cross in one way or other?

Pretty springtime pics...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

There is nothing more exciting than having your first blossoms about to open. Yipeee..... I can feel your excitement. Happy Spring!

sukipoet said...

Cris, sometimes it does take awhile for the bug to leave the system. Rest rest and more rest. Hugs, Suki

kj this garden is in direct sunlight so maybe that is why things are popping up. I also saw some daffodils at a house down the road but they also were in a southern exposure. or maybe they were fake.

sukipoet said...

yoga for cynics--interesting thought. maybe this guy was simply saying that. reminding us of our crosses. i used to think that way for myself, oh the crosses i bear. but i am not so sure i think in those terms now. just, life brings sweet things and not so sweet things.

LIsa happy spring to you too.

Kim said...

Hello Sweet Suki!

I love how you have found the lovely new growth in the garden. It is truly a sign of beautiful things to come this year for you!

There are so many exciting things happening for you!

Have a Beautiful Day...

~Babs said...

Aaah yes,,,life renewal.
So obvious in nature. Not always so obvious in the human, but still there.
Amazing, isn't it?

katie jane said...

My garden looks about the same. It is exciting to see the earth give new life. I make sure to look every morning, before heading out, just to see what's new.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

All flowers are exciting to me. I can never get enough of new life. : D I hope you Easter was restful and sweet. Life by the moments . . . the best way to enJOY it.

Britt-Arnhid said...

Isn't this the most perfect time of the year....... I started the garden season yesterday.

marianne said...

Glad Spring is showing it signs over at your place as well!
The circle of life, so comforting......