I am not one for rain.
However, there is an upside to this week of rain: It is not snow.
Even better, it is painting our world green. It’s beginning to look a lot like summer.
For this, I am immensely grateful.
Spring is buds on the trees, new life springing from branches.
It is blades of green grass.
It is melted snow (not melting snow, as we have now) and clearing fields.
Spring is open water and clothes on the line.
It is chirping birds and buzzing insects.
It says spring on the calendar, but it is not here, yet.
We are waiting (impatiently) for spring to begin.
The new year brings many thoughts of new beginnings.
When I think of beginning, I think of milestones like the first day of school; I think of my wedding day and the start of many wonderful adventures with my husband; I think of the day each of my children were born, beginning their lives and my life as a mom. I also think of the sun in the morning welcoming each new day and starting small projects around the house. There are so many beginnings, each with the promise of hope.
When I think of photographing a beginning, I think of spring. Although it is not yet spring, I have chosen to use a photo I have that represents beginning for me: New season, new life, new possibilities.
Wishing you many happy beginnings in 2014.