Saturday, 22 March 2008

wonder in the garden

We had a dusting of snow last night (Good Friday), but when I got up this morning the sun was shining brightly in a clear blue sky.

The Fish Wife commented on the snow lying on some daffodils outside our bedroom window - so I went out for a closer look - camera in hand.

There was a poignancy and beauty about these seemingly fragile flowers, bowed down by the weight of the snow yet striving to turn their faces up towards the spring sunshine.

It seemed to me that they captured the mood of Easter Saturday - bowed down by the enormity of Christ's suffering on the cross, yet looking forward to Sunday and resurrection.

I think that nature always expresses itself more eloquently than my words - so let the pictures do the talking.

"In difficult times you should always carry something beautiful in your heart."
- Blaise Pascal


lucy said...

wonder, indeed! thank you for sharing. i will carry the images of the daffodils with me today.

Tess said...

Words and photographs both hold such richness.

His Girl Friday said...

Very much enjoyed this post! :)

Lins Honeyman said...

Very thought provoking as ever. Thanks.