20 Feb

Twilight is falling noticeably later these days. At 6 p.m. the sky is still  luminous, tinted lavender and, in the west, shades of coral, pastels pale as eggshells. The path up the hill is clean and shoveled, bordered by melting mounds of snow. Overhead the birds are bolder as they dive into the winter-wild shrubs to take shelter. The air is still and soft and at the top of the hill, spring awaits in a forsythia bush thick with buds barely contained by their outer leaves, the life force pushing against the cold, the snow, the approaching darkness.


Posted by on February 20, 2010 in Meditations on Nature, Winter


2 responses to “Faith

  1. Janet Hulstrand

    February 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    How very, very beautiful! Love your blog. Love your writing. Love your sense of humor, and your sweet wisdom!

    • mariehelene56

      February 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting Janet. I am so grateful for your friendship, which is a delight. It was really fun talking about writing with you last night. Your articles are fantastic. If you weren’t so busy doing other things you should be writing for a newspaper daily. Look forward to our next dinner! Hugs, M.E.


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