For the Record, I am Ready for Spring…

For the record, I am ready for spring.  Winter has not yet noticed this.  The long, cold days still stretch out, despite my weariness.  Yesterday, the winds blew and cold settled in once more.  Each day seems to be a waiting game and winter finds me the weaker foe.

 

I have been going through old photographs, trying to remind myself of warmer days.  I know part of this feeling is that I have been stuck indoors too much of late – partly because of the cold and partly because teaching the kids requires it.  We are easing toward spring break and while I love the trill of that word *spring* as it rolls off my tongue, I also know that it will not appear soon.

 

The season does this, you know.  Perhaps not in all places, but it does it here where I dwell.  Spring will raise her head slightly, beauty will blossom beneath her fingertips and then boom – the snow and cold rush back in saying, “Did ya miss me?”  This is part of life here, I guess – and no matter where we may dwell, I am sure we all have our own difficult seasons to get through.  I am fortunate where I live -my heart sings most of the year and perhaps someday I will learn to allow it to sing in this season too.  I just don’t know when.

 

It is true, I grow weary at the sight of gray skies, naked branches stripped by the wind, the yellowed grasses, and the yards bereft in the loss of birdsong save the times when they come feeding.  It rarely happens now.  I know I am a sorry old fool sometimes, for when I hear them – I go rushing to the window in the hopes to spy where the music came from.  It’s not to take a photograph, but to hear them sing.  Strange, isn’t it?  How the seasons affect us.  How sometimes the graying sky and the nakedness with which the trees lean from the weight of the wind perhaps portrays a little bit of what we are feeling inside.

 

Not to worry, though – for I do know a new day will soon appear, bringing along with it the gentle kiss of spring rain, flowers blooming, and birdsong every morning.  I would not be exaggerating when I say I count the seconds till its presence.  I find it funny though, how every winter is like this.  And along those lines I will say this…  I have been going through some older photographs.  I was looking back to a time when we went hiking in the canyons.  I was still learning how to use my new camera and though many of the photos are not perfect, right now – at this very time when my heart is aching for spring – they sing to me.  They speak to me of place.  They speak to me of beauty and while not perfect, they give me solace.  So instead of sharing picture perfect photos this time, I am going to try to take the less than perfect poses and hope they speak to your heart as they have to mine.

 

For me, I think that what I have learned is that what is important is not always capturing that perfect shot, living the perfect life, or finding only the perfect moments to treasure.  Even those images, those times – when things were less than perfect have wealth hidden inside of them.  I think, perhaps, we need to learn to look a little harder.

 

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Written for The Daily Post Prompt: record

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. leigha66 says:

    It looks so nice and warm, unlike the snowy view out my window! Well if Mother Nature keeps up with the calendar it is only 5 day 20 hours 46 minutes (countdown and inspiring photos here – https://days.to/spring/2017) until spring begins!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you for sharing 🙂 Can’t wait!!!

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      1. leigha66 says:

        You’re welcome.

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  2. hikeminded says:

    And you are right: In january I still loved every kind of weather. I go outdoors even when it rains cats and dogs. But now I’m ready. Come and get me, spring! Now!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      I think I would do that more if not for the kids 🙂 Perhaps it is just my reluctance to clean them afterwards 🙂 Will have to loosen up more, because I know I am missing many beautiful moments. I am so ready – and today I saw the buds open up on our tree outside and I watched a butterfly just outside my window. Oh, I hope it is here!

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  3. hikeminded says:

    Abso-f***ing-lutely. I have the flu. Again. I’m so fed up of winter. Wonderful pictures!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Oh man, sorry to hear that. Flu is no joke! Hope you get better soon and get outdoors more. I am counting the moments…

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  4. Love the start…and for us, we did get the glimpse of Spring in February and now back to Let it snow!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Right now I am hoping it is here – it was in the 70s F today. However, my brother in another state was shoveling 2 feet of snow. Things can be unpredictable 🙂

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  5. Your photographs are beautiful. I hope warmer weather arrives soon. I am lucky as we have fairly mild winters here in South Africa. The sun shines most days during the winter and our temperatures are often in the early 20 degrees Celsius.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you. It seems like it might stay now – was in the 70s F today. Just hoping… I miss the outdoors!

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