Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Renewal & Happy Easter


I love Easter. I love everything about it. But especially the feeling that we are on the precipice of an explosion of new growth. Soon all the trees will have beautiful leaves, flowers will bloom in abundance, showering our senses with color. The grass will turn green, and all the little creatures in the soil will come alive to help us grow our food.

Maybe, just maybe, it's true for us as well.  What do you think?

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!

60 comments:

camerabanger said...

Happy Easter. Good Pesach. Every day I read a little bit of your blog. Every day I read a little bit from a blog called "EconoWhiner". Diametrically opposite philosophies. They balance each other beautifully. Thank You for your upbeat and healthy attitude and warm words.

scarlethue said...

I love all the flowers that come up around here at Easter time, especially the hyacinth. They're so purple and fragrant.

And cabury creme eggs never hurt either. :)

willow said...

I love the symbolism of the whole primavera thing. Happy Easter to you, as well!!!

Whose-helping-who said...

Have a joyous and peaceful Easter. I just started a blog today. I don't have my picture yet. You have something very good to say and I like it. "The best wine is saved for last".

Carolin said...

Joyous Easter to all. The weather has the warm feeling to the cold. The crocus are peeking thier petals through the left over snow of Monday and Tusday. But we know the last bits of snow still in the back corners of the lawn. Kids have just finished dying hardboiled eggs in bright colours. Now looking forward to our traditional Fish & Chips dinner.

jdr275 said...

At last.I thought the spring would never come.Now (this Good Friday) im relaxing on my terrace.The lawn has this fresh green colour of new growth.The Japanese cherry tree is close to blooming the bumble bees are causing a racket in the flower beds.The signs of new life are everywhere.No matter now turbalent or uncertain are times are,it´s days like today which make up for everything.

Rain said...

Although I'm not religious whatsoever, I still love the feeling of the holidays! There is something about the Easter Bunny, the smell of those Laura Secord cream eggs and Easter hats...I remember seeing women wearing nice hats on Easter when I was growing up, not so much now!

I'll remember your nice message as I'm shovelling snow this afternoon. Talk about whining! Ha ha. It'll all melt by tomorrow, contrary to someone else's comment, YES, some parts of Canada do get snow all the way until May.

Many people make New Year's resolutions. I personally like to make changes in the springtime because everything is new and blossoming - it creates a natural motivation to blossom too. Spring cleaning is great for decluttering, not only your material possessions, but your mind too! Planting flowers also helps me to welcome the springtime.

I learned some interesting lore the other day regarding the seasons (correct me if I'm wrong anyone). Mother Earth gives birth to the Sun in the spring. Mother Earth's joy makes everything bloom; the Sun grows up during the summer and shines as Mother Earth continues to blossom and breathe with life; as the Sun ages, it slowly dies during the autumn until it simply fades away during the winter as Mother Earth falls into sadness, blanketing herself in the snow and cold. But come spring, the cycle begins all over again.

Happy Easter!

K said...

I love spring. The life, hope, and possibilities are evident in all things around you and you can't help but be inspired. Thanks for your beautiful words and pictures.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Spring is so special with the rebirth of everything. Have a blessed Easter!

MzzLily said...

Something about having 75 baby chicks does signal spring! It sure helps shake out the winter cobwebs. And, being a Christian, Easter is the grandest!

Sae Han Park said...

For me, this is the first time that I am experiencing Spring in America. It was pretty cold last winter in Philadelphia. However, now I can see flowers are blooming and smiling to us. Happy Easter! :)

Maverick said...

OMG, is that a baby crow? I LOooove crows, I've always wanted a pet one.

I love spring, too :) But, I've never really celebrated Easter. Well, we do, it's just not a really big holiday in my family :)

I do love those cadbury eggs, though...

xx. mavi

Claire said...

Happy Easter to you, I came visiting via the Blogs of Note...hi!

TheChicGeek said...

Happy Easter to you too! I hope you have a Perfect Weekend :)
Hugs,
Kelly :)

Awbria said...

Hey I just found your blog and was drawn to it. The pictures are beautiful. I noticed that you said you lived in prior lake minnesota! I am currently in Farmington,MN right next to Apple Valley. What a small world huh? I hope you have a wonderful day.

nmstdas said...

Happy Easter.
I'm new at blogger, and came across your. Its very inspiring, I love your pictures. I have a lab name Onyx that looks like your dog.
I'm also reading The Power of Now, great book.
Enjoy your weekend.

Natalie said...

Morning LOL! 7:25am here, Easter Saturday.
It is looking like a beautiful Autumn day in Australia.Hope you and yours have a wonderful and peaceful Easter.xx♥

Sarah Lulu said...

G'day and Happy Easter, Just like Natalie ...it's Autumn in Australia...

So I tend to associate the Easter break with cooler temperatures and red and gold falling leaves!

Sandy said...

Happy Easter to you. Thanks for having such a positive blog. My husband strives to do the same. Spent the day outside enjoying the gorgeous weather here in southern Ontario (toronto area), digging in the garden. What a fabulous way to celebrate.

linda said...

I adore Easter as I adore Spring~it's my favorite time of the year, when everything is deeply green , the birds come from nowhere and sing when I awake in the morning, and everything feels so alive...

happy easter to you and yours~ have at least one chocolate egg, unless there is a very important reason why you can't, like you will die if you eat chocolate...I have a marshmallow see's egg just yelling my name!!

shoprivertown said...

I love your blog. Very nice positive energy. We do create our world from the thoughts we think.

RANJIT SINGH ARORA said...

It is nice to read your blog. Good Communication skills, words full of real energy and care for others. Something of interest for the people like me.
R.S.Arora

Joan W. Page said...

In recent years, I have begun to believe that the Easter Season will bring a newness to my life.
Today when we drove up to our cabin in North GA, there were two tulips waiting for me, one red and one yellow. The rest had already dropped their petals. As I drew in their fragrance, I realized that this Easter, too, would bring me something new and I wait with anticipation.

Lover of Life said...

camerabanger - Thank you! I am also a fan of EconoWhiner. But, as bad as it is out there, it doesn't do us any good to not take some control. Since the only thing we have control over, our own reaction to things, it makes sense to make sure we are healthy psychologically. (But I still go to EconoWhiner to whine!)

scarlethue - chocolate never hurt anyone :-)

willow - thank you!

Mzz - Your little chicks remind me of the time my cousin and I went into the "chicken" business and bought 50 chicks. One of my friends accidently sat on one and I just couldn't forgive her for the longest time!



Alicia - thank you!



Whose - welcome to the blog world! I'll stop by -

Carolin - sound just wonderful! Especially the easter eggs - I miss that most of all now that my children are grown!

jdr - boy do I agree with you - days like you are experiencing make everything ok - I loved your line about "bees making a racket". Thank goodness for those little creatures!

Rain - what a great comment. I also think of Spring as the beginning of my year. The "lore" on Mother Earth was a beautiful analogy of the seasons.

k- thanks! I agree.

sae - "I can see flowers blooming and smiling to us." Beautifully put!

Maverick - LOL! No, it's a baby robin - the last one to finally leave the nest - see how big he is?

Claire - hi!

Chic - thanks Chic! Same to you.

Awbria - I know exactly where you are! It is a small world. You must be enjoying nature about now - all the birds returning and everything turning green. Or is it still mushy?

nmstdas - we have much in common!

Natalie - enjoy those sweet little bunnies! (I never think of Easter being a fall activity - )

Sarah - do you have Halloween in the Spring?

Sandy - good for your husband - you must let us know his blog address. Digging in the dirt - can't get any better than that!

linda - at least one egg - you describe things so well.

shop - I believe it to be true, that's for sure.

Ranjit - thank you - I really do care.

Joan - you have a lovely way of writing. Two little tulips waiting...

Sarah Lulu said...

Actually Halloween is a north American festival ..we don't have it at all in Australia...

Although it does have some ties to All Saints Day ...and our Irish roots.

In the last few years ...you do see the odd Halloween Party or something around Australia ..because of American tv and movies I suspect.

writetosave said...

Happy Easter!!!
It's nice to know this blog and to know you, people who love her life.
I love everything about nature, the flowers, animals, and everything, and I love everything that love their life.
Love our life is not that simple for me, but... to learn love is not really hard.
Happy Easter to you, hope I can read your blog everyday.

My Best
SL

Linda Pendleton said...

Happy Easter, happy spring. I had to buy me a package of those little yellow marshmallow/sugar Peeps today--and a package of egg coloring. Can't have Easter holiday without them. LOL

Reveda Prisha Umankshi Bhatt said...

Isn't that the real essence of Easter....coming alive of a selfless life to instil love and hope amongst common it's beings!

Reveda Prisha Umankshi Bhatt said...

* please read "amongst common it's beings!" as "amongst it's common beings"

Eliane Zimmermann said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog among the recommendable blogs, congratulations. I love what you show and describe, though my nest is still pretty filled even if i am nearly 50 years young. We here in Ireland are blessed to experience springtime from February on so at the moment most trees are at least greenish. Regards and Happy Easter from the Green Island far away! Eliane

Lynn said...

Easer and Happy Spring. Spring always birngs to mind renewal and hope. The freshness and newness of it all can boost evryones spirits. Have a wonderful day

mo'ikeha said...

Very nice picture, reminding me that it takes much more than just nourishment to live - thank you.

Daizy, George, Taiki n Keegan said...

Very refreshing, soulful blog.

I'm on a similar path, share your reading list from Tipping point down, and I am still surprised how sometimes we're lead to hope, joy, and light when we least expect it!

cheers,

Kate and my rebels without a clue crew

Lori ann said...

happy easter to you too!

Jo said...

Happy Easter! I am off to do some retail therapy today, and buy some new spring/summer clothes.

I love the photo on your blog. Happy Spring!

Liveo said...

Lovelo blog. Thanks.

L

http://brainmonsoon.blogspot.com/

Nabeel said...

happy easter and good friday to you too :)

What's Going This Weekend? said...

This is a great breath of fresh air to see life renew.

Aaron said...

happy easter to you too!

منة الله يحيى said...

I like it
It is sincere

All Creatures Great and Small said...

Hi,
I am new to blogging and even newer to your blog. I am inspired by your writing and your beautiful photographs.

Fezzah said...

I love it.
I love what you write the warming words touch my soul.
I think Everything you said is true.
Happy Easter to you too

Henri Loves... said...

I came across your blog and I have enjoyed reading your thoughtful entries that flow like water. You are certainly on a very productive path and I applaud you for all the words of wisdom that will hopefully help everyone understand what we have truly experienced recently. I am following on that road myself and I am heading to University of Santa Monica to learn about a degree that they are offering called Spiritual Psychology. I would have never believed that this was somthing I would be doing at 53! Blessings to you.
Henri

Widesix said...

I love spring as well. A new beginning, a second chance perhaps? Once more life blooms within the world and inside our hearts. That is where I plant my garden, within the flower bed of my spirit. And then, in the fall, as the green begins to fade into browns, yellows, reds and oranges, I think back to the spring and have to smile. Waiting, impatiently, for its return.

susan said...

There's a man called Rob Breszny who wrote a book called 'Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings'. A quote for you this Easter night:

...Here's what I say: We will ignore the cult of gloom and doom and embrace the cause of zoom and boom. We will laugh at the stupidity of evil and hate, and summon the brilliance to praise and create. No matter how upside-down it all may temporarily appear, we will have no fear, because we know this secret: Life is crazily in love with us - wildly and innocently in love with us....

forsaken said...

hi... im new to bloggin and your was th first i read... its very heart lighting and heaving a sigh of relief type knowin happy ppl do exist !

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serpil.aras said...

happy easter:))I love easter egg.I guess some of them colourful,right? I'm fro Turkey.We don't celebrate but We love...happy easter to you...

socorro said...

The one to is beautiful on pascoa , is sabermosque Jesuitical Christ has died for us , but ressucitou into the terçeiro day. The one to is ugly on pascoa is know what even so much we believes what the significance that's a simple egg of chocolate.

Pyzahn said...

A joyous Spring to us all.

I've got a call in to Mother Nature to request "enough"... with these unexpected cold spells. The flatlands should be ablaze with blooms great and small by now.

On the bright side, it prolongs the anticipation!

FlyingButtons said...

Happy Easter to you too, really enjoying your blog!

Kristin :)
www.HappyFlyingButtons.blogspot.com

CrazyCris said...

Happy Easter to you too!

Spring is definitely in the (still chilly) air, the warm sun, the opening flowers, the Easter holidays! :o)

Speaking of which, you might be interested in my latest post on a Spanish Easter tradition, the Holy Week processions:
http://crazycrishereandthere.blogspot.com/2009/04/semana-santa.html

I'll put up "spring" pictures another day... I wanted to get this done before Easter was actually over! :p

Susan said...

I'm new to blogging...just beginning to read some of the blogs. Your blog speaks to me. I grew up celebrating Easter. Now, I celebrate Ostara, also about renewal, rebirth, and being thankful for the coming of the warmth and light.

Wishing you a very blessed Easter.

Leslie Ann Lovett, MSW, LCSW said...

Happey Easter and thanks for sharing your thoughts. Here in North Texas we are enjoying an "ok" show of Bluebonnets and other wildflowers along the roadside. The drought has limited this year's show, but I love every one I see.

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hoss hoss said...

Nice post and beautiful photos. Thanks for posting this.

wathe said...

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I came across your blogsite while looking to update mine and I was so taken with your writings that I spent the next hour just reading your posts. They are filled with hope in this tumultuous times.
But, I must confess that what originally caught my attention was the beautiful pictures of the Columbia River Valley. I was fortunate enough to be able to work in the Pacific Northwest in 1990 and took a trip down the Oregon Coast. It is one of my favorite times and as I looked at the pictures you have posted, I was once again longing to be there.
Congratulations on being chosen as a blog of note.

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cooknwoman said...

Christians believe according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion, is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter.

Through his death, burial and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus!

Scripture References:
Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-49; John 20:1-21:25.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

"Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. I believe in you and that your word is true. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that he died on the cross so that I may now have forgiveness for my sins and eternal life. I know that without you in my heart my life is meaningless.
I believe in my heart that you, Lord God, raised Him from the dead. Please Jesus forgive me, for every sin I have ever committed or done in my heart, please Lord Jesus forgive me and come into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior today. I need you to be my Father and my friend.

I give you my life and ask you to take full control from this moment on; I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ."

Amen.

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