Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Last Snow Of The Year, The First Snowdrop And Hope

The garden, even in its total desolation, has a beautiful splendour...


The morning sun gradually permeates everything, transforming black night to yellow hue to blue and silver, highlighting the glistening frozen dew drops.


As it grows more vivid and exact you can detect dazzling, dancing ornaments and figurines in the snow.


Birds awake to a wintry wonderland, feathers fluffed out, keeping warm as they can, looking for food. Like us they are waiting for Spring. 


A million intricate icy shapes unbelievably ornate and perfect. The snow takes on a life all its own, like the sea or the earth but  secret and silvery. Hiding the landscape beneath, transforming the outlook to a new scene.


Snowflakes, each unique and stunning. A short perfect life, turned forever upon fragments of its own self and destined to fruitlessness and silence. Crystals of infinite complexity living for nothing but to gradually dissolve their own perfect unique selves.


Crystals growing slowly into each other as the snow grows heavy,  moving softly, silken floating downwards from the skies to form a blanket over the green grass and to lie heavy upon the boughs of trees. Each moment, each flicker of sunlight, reflecting the cycles of life and of death. 



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From this the brave snowdrop decides to lift her head, to be the first to shine in the world of flowers, heralding the coming of Spring , the Hope for Spring. 


She is so beautiful, pristine, bright green shoots and a bowed graceful flower nodding humbly as she , courageous and bold, shows winter she will not be kept down.


For us our spirits lifted to see the snowdrop in all her delicate white pure grace. Beautiful now and Hope indeed for the warmer, easier days to come.


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