The promise of Spring!

As many of you know, 2009 has brought its share of struggles and hardships for our family and me. I’ve tried hard to overcome the tough times during the long, dark days of winter and regain some much needed momentum in recent weeks. While the rough road is not completely behind us yet, we have clung to our faith and made progress. Things have begun to get better, bit by bit, day by day.

I stumbled upon hope this morning with God’s promise that brighter days are ahead – perhaps just around the corner. It happened as I took the dog outside in the back yard for a walk when I first noticed an unexpected glimmer of color amongst the brown blades of grass and washed-out green moss.

As I looked a bit closer, I noticed a few purple blooms in a small clump poking their heads up through the ground. Right then and there, I said a little prayer to thank the Lord for sending me encouragment that spring is imminent and our future is full of promise – even though we don’t have all the answers right now and we can’t see what’s in store for us in the future.

As I took a few more steps around the corner, I stopped dead in my tracks. This is what I saw:

Hundreds of pretty purple posies, forming an ever-growing purple carpet amongst the moss, ivy and grass. I had no idea these spring flowers were even sprouting out of the ground yet, let alone in full bloom! With tears in my eyes, I thanked the Lord again for not only showing me there is hope for the future, but that the future has more wonder in store than I can possibly imagine!

Spring is almost here. I can feel it in my soul!

Purple Perfection

How can anyone look at these tiny bits of perfect artistry and not feel joy? Here are a few more images I snapped with my trusty Canon PowerShot this morning.

The forsythia are getting ready to bloom in a few weeks...

The sun streaming through the trees near our house.

To any of you out there who are feeling down, discouraged, or anxious…..take heart. Spring is on the way, and the sun will shine again. That’s a promise!

  1. Oh, Kimberly! Thanks you so much for sharing those beautiful photos. You are as talented in photography as you are in everything else you do. You really need to take some of those pictures and incorporate them into a quilt; the purples and yellows are stunning. Your shot of the sun coming through the trees took my breath away. How can you not feel hope?

    You also need to get some good quality prints made to hang in your studio as a reminder that there is always a flower waiting to push through that pile of cr*p.

  2. I am so thankful for the signs of new life that spring brings.

    You have captured it well with these nice pictures.

    I love flower pictures from the spring especially.

  3. Pat — I’m so tickled that you enjoyed the photos and were inspired by them as I was! I do need to print them on photo stock, frame them and display them where I can be reminded of the promise of good things to come on a daily basis!

    As always, your message made me smile (loved the analogy of the pile of cr*p!) and made my week start off right!

    Bless you –

  4. Dear Forest Wander photographer —

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and welcome! I appreciate your kind comments very much. I went to your website and was completely inspired by all of your beautiful photographs. I have marked your site as a new “favorite” and will visit often.

    Thanks again —

  5. Ahhhh… such a blessing…:o)
    Thanks for your blogpost …I so long for spring and your flower photos is exactly what I needed!!! :o)

  6. Stina — Thank you so much for taking a moment to drop me a line. I’m so glad I was able to share some inspiration and a bit of spring with you!

  7. Absolutely beautiful!

  8. Thank you, Kim!

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