The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air. (Song of Solomon 2:12)
Yes, although it is still August, spring has definitely arrived and today is absolutely glorious!While I was on my walk with CA (19 months) in her pram, I marveled at
how suddenly the warm weather has 'sprung' upon us. The sun was
extremely glarey and had that bite in it that the Australian sun gets
leading up to the hot months. All around, butterflies were flitting to
and fro and the birds were singing their little heads off so that I
wondered how many of them would end up like that poor little bird on Shrek. As I meandered along, I noticed the patches of yellow spring daisies that lined the path. Those yellow daisies used to bring me such delight every year and I would gather as many as my skirt would hold and compete with my sisters to see who could make the longest daisy chain. I no longer particularly enjoy getting the sticky juice all over my hands, nor the pollen tickling my nose and throat, but the sight of those daisies still invoke a certain excitement inside me that I can help giggling about. The trees too are pulling out their summer dresses and nearly everywhere one looks, there is fresh growth. Some of the evergreens even have buds and flowers among the soft green foliage. What a beautiful world the Lord gives us at spring time.
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)