The Northwest is positively gorgeous in the spring.
Right now, the daffodils and tulips of various colors glorify the fields in Burlington, Washington.
Dramatic clouds hover over mountains to the east, which still sport a cap of white.
The air is cool, and the sun even peaks through the clouds from time to time.
The day before Easter, Bruce and I drove down to Burlington to view the magnificent fields. Believe me, my photos do not do it justice.
The next day, we celebrated Easter at a friend’s house. They had just gotten two baby ducks, which were an absolute hit with the kids.
And on Monday, I prepared a new manuscript for my publisher, the sequel to Haven’s Flight, which launched on Amazon two weeks ago. That, too is a wonderful beginning…at least for me.
I love beginnings. I love to watched crocus’s and daffodils and tulips poke through the dirt: the promise of beauty after coldness, and an end to the monotony of gray, gray, gray.
I love the peep, peep, peep of baby chicks and ducks…
Baby horses, baby cows, beautiful children: God’s provision for the future.
In a week or so, we’ll open our doors and windows and let the house expel its staleness, to be replaced by wind-purified, rain-washed air.
I wonder what the morning was like when Jesus began his life anew. When the stone rolled away by an invisible hand and the Lord stepped out. Did heavenly air rush out of the tomb, or did earthly air flow in?
I love the way His resurrected life, and the new life of crocuses and tulips and ducklings coincide.
It’s a reminder each spring that death is vanquished, and that God is the giver of life.