Seasons Changing With the Scenery

posted by Sharon February 23, 2014 14 Comments

Leaves are brown
and the sky is a hazy shade of winter.

Every morning, I gaze up at this tree. It’s along the path from my front door to my car. This tree has been a picture of winter. Bare branches, brown outlines, white trunk stark against the sky.

Seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry.

The scenery changed recently. My tree is sprouting spring! Green is popping out to relieve the hazy shades of white.

The climate in this desert place is mild and growing things get confused. We still have brown leaves on the ground, even this morning.

But spring is on its way. We’ll combine the falling leaves and the new growth here in the coming weeks.

And isn’t that much like life. The old, the new, woven together. The crumpled, the sad, the hopeful, the starting again. Good-byes and hellos, memories to treasure, and memories to make today. All jumbled together.

Seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry.
Won’t you stop and remember me.

My family is in the middle of one of those jumbled, joyful times, with my daughter getting married in a week. We’ll welcome our new son-in-law, and the happy couple will then move several states away. A new season will begin for all of us. It seemed a good time to capture some of the best memories and put them in a jar for Meg. She can pull out these written bits of our lives together and smile and laugh. She can carry her past into her future, and find joy in all the seasons of her life.

How about you? What’s the season looking like in your world? In your life?

Linking up with a song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is “Hazy Shade of Winter.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

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Adrienne February 23, 2014 at 3:47 am

Love that gorgeous, stately tree! Can’t believe you’re seeing green already….pretty sure we’re still a good 4-6 weeks from that. Having just celebrated our daughter’s wedding two short years ago, I am sending you all my wishes for a warm, wonder-filled week and a fantastic ceremony and celebration! All my best!

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laura bruno lilly February 23, 2014 at 1:15 pm

‘And isn’t that much like life. The old, the new, woven together. The crumpled, the sad, the hopeful, the starting again. Good-byes and hellos, memories to treasure, and memories to make today. All jumbled together.’

Luscious quote, that!

All the best in the weeks ahead.
peace

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jeanne stone February 23, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Congratulations to your daughter. Know it will be a change to have her move away, but always fun to visit!

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Karen February 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Beautiful photo! Try to take some time this week to take some deep breaths and enjoy :). I love your memory jar and I’m sure your daughter will to…great idea!

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Ida P. Krause February 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Wow you’ve got green leaves sprouting on trees already – What a wonderful sight. Trees here are just starting to bud out but it won’t be long before the leaves emerge welcoming the renewal of life. That was a lovely gift you made for your daughter. I hope the wedding goes smoothly and that the new couple will be very happy together. I also wish you ease in the transition period as she moves to a new home/state and starts her new married life.

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nancyjean February 23, 2014 at 4:33 pm

oh what a wonderful idea … the memory jar for your daughter. Be sure to relax and enjoy the wedding … they always seem to go so fast!

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Molly February 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm

It is funny, I very nearly used an almost identical image looking up through the winter trees, glad I picked the brown leaves instead

Mollyxxx

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kim February 23, 2014 at 8:01 pm

You do have a lot going on. Lots of transitions. I hope the wedding is a wonderful time of treasuring for all!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin February 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm

These are amazing – so many changes and transitions!

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nicki February 24, 2014 at 12:53 am

I am simply enchanted with the trees lately – some loaded with snow, some barren, some still clinging to last season’s leaves, others hinting towards what is to come.

Best wishes on the upcoming nuptials of your daughter and new son (in-law) and new life adjustments.

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Leave It To Davis February 24, 2014 at 3:19 am

What a wonderful idea for your daughter! Love your interpretation of Hazy Shade of Winter.

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Carletta February 24, 2014 at 3:37 am

Love the perspective of looking up through the trees!
Your words were wonderful to read as well.
LOVE the memory jar- super idea!!!

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itsallaboutpurple February 24, 2014 at 3:57 am

The leaves in the green grass are just amazing!! I really love the jar of memories, what a great gift!!

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kathy February 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Can’t wait for Spring to start popping in my world! That tree is downright gorgeous tho…the branches, the lines….makes one wonder all the things that tree has seen during it’s long lifetime! Happy soon-to-be wedding! Love the idea of the memory jar. MIGHT have to steal that for my daughter’s wedding in July. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography!

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