These are my husband’s Tulips and they are blooming now! Does this mean Spring is here? Is it good-bye time for long, harsh winters? Are we getting the colors back on the white canvas that Minnesota is now?
“Tulips shyly smiling, greet the spring…
Tightly closed when at
First we meet…
Tulips slowly opening, begin to sing…
No longer shy, as days grow longer…
Raising their heads…
They begin to flirt…
Tulips dressed in many a color…
Each floral skirt…
- Mary Havran
Looking forward to seeing colors back on this landscape!
Divine magic of crimson sunset caught before it could vanish forever. No two sunsets are the same and each day brings new colour combinations on sky canvas – lovely lavender, rich purple, fiery orange, spiritual saffron, sensuous red, glorious yellow and more textures, varieties, patterns…endless! This sunset was amazingly different from all other sunsets.
Just look how the view from my window has changed from yesterday to today. The landscape was blue and green yesterday and see how it has changed to grey and white today after unexpected snowfall last night in the Twin Cities. If this is not magic, what is? I am accepting the change and amazed at the transformation🙏🏻.
Perhaps the meditative puppy knew about the upcoming snowfall! The wonders of nature is endless, if only we stop for a moment and look.
“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls” – John Muir
Nature, you are awesome!
I love you when you visit Minnesota by the end of November. And admire your smooth stillness in December-January, but your visit in October is…ummm… not so welcome. I am still enjoying the colorful loveliness of autumn, with yellow-red trees and dreamy sunlit landscapes. Please let me take in the delights of Fall while it lasts.
Come back later, dear snow. Won’t you? Bye for now!
When we see the glow between branches and watch the sky behind tiny clouds…when we enjoy the crevices in mountains and the moment before sunrise…
when we focus on the surface of a painting, outlines of human forms, the rest in a musical note, the space between words, the stillness joining two sounds and…the pause… linking two breaths and when we meditate in between chaos…we experience, there is something about the interval……the pause!
What is the quality of the pause, the gap? Is the gap the link to that? And why do we always ignore the gap?
Images: My Phone
Last weekend was fun for kids as we went to the Minnesota Zoo, home to over 4,800 animals in ecosystem based habitats. There were many endangered species, wild animals and other attractions including camel rides and walking with llamas. I got some snapshots of the enriching date to share with you🤗
Every dusk looks dreamy, every dawn is magic… there is something about the lake at backside of my house. Today it is the colour of Krishna! So blue, so ethereal, so serene, took my breath away. Behold the hues!
And a few days back… it was like this charming reddish-yellow. Where does it get the colours from?
If only we had the time to look… we would see wonders everyday!
After a long wintry wait, messengers of Spring flew by my home announcing – Spring is finally here!
The Lake heard them and began to melt!
A dainty flower blushed deep pink and adjusted the green frills around her.
Yellow grasses got up, shook off snow and embraced each other..
Kids got the message and took out their bikes…
A fitness enthusiast headed outdoors…
And….I brought out my brown chair to inhale the deep freshness of Spring! Yes, Spring is finally here. We’ve all got the message! 😀
(Pictures – Shivangi)
Though it is bitterly cold today with dangerous wind chill in Minneapolis, the Sun is shining. And when Sun shines in Minneapolis, it warms heart and spirit. The frozen land gets a feel of magic with the sunlight accentuating the shades and curves of the place. See for yourself!
Intoxicating colors of Fall at Arboretum in Minnesota. Amazed at God’s splendor! Every leaf is an artwork, every branch is a painting. What a blissful walk!
Behold how the lake looks this summer after months of staying frozen and white! Yellow, white, purple and pink wild flowers outline the shimmery delight while the departing Sun gently touches it with scarlet and gold. Suddenly, it is full of life with sweet birds, butterflies and insects. Truly, what a transformation!
Below is the lake in winters….
Amazing, isn’t it! Change is the only constant!