Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Unstoppable Spring

In these parts, daffodils will usually start blooming in the 3rd week of February. This winter has been colder than usual as evidenced by the second picture below.

February 28, 2010

March 3, 2010

March 9, 2010

In this day and age we think of the yearly cycles of the seasons as the changing position of what we think of as our Earth in its orbit around the sun. My mind spins when I ponder the tilt of Earth's axis and the notion that I am racing along at an orbital velocity of 18½ miles a second.

Forget all that for a few minutes, and on the first spring like day in your neck of the woods, turn off the computer, go outside, sit down, close your eyes, and "rest your head for just five minutes"* to listen to the birds, smell the awakening flora, and thank the LORD for what He has given us.

It is His Earth after all, and He has set it in motion.

Footnote from above:
*Graham Nash, "Our House" 1970 who was quoted in Rolling Stone as saying,
"I was in Joni [Mitchell]'s house in Laurel Canyon ... She was writing her album and we were recording the first Crosby, Stills and Nash record. It was intense being with Joni. The song was written about that house and her."

1 comment:

  1. We've got another week or so before things start greening up and sprouting. I'm definitely ready for it.