They are easier to detect after the fact. They are uncanny encounters, brushes with the supernatural, where the presence of the Lover accompanies us in a very real way, sheltering, directing, loving, moving, giving life to our everyday existence. You can't totally explain the experience, but you leave shaken to the very depths, knowing that you have been kissed by the Divine.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Happy first day of SPRING- (yesterday)!
I don't think I have appreciate spring as much any year as this year! It has been a very COLD winter and so the melt, the longer daylight, the heat of the midday sun, the sploshing puddles and muddy melt have been delicious! But as I look through the pics, I see so many beautiful moments too, even if it was achingly cold most the time!
During the Christmas break, we all went out to the Muirhead farm for a skate on their slough. Neve is growing up to be such a little beauty and a great little talker- updating us on everything Muirhead ;)
First a treck through snow banks to get to the spot. Then some shoveling and SKATE.
and look who else showed up- some precious family from the Koops clan. Well, Victoria is now Utman- but she'll always be Koops in our hearts.
and sister bestfriends...
snowballs and races...
and before long a snowman build
So thankful for family and fun!
And very thankful that the winter rink will one day be a slew again and the ice track during the winter festival will once again become my kayak highway and giant pool- so glad to think of garden planting and hikes in the hills, berry picking, eating outside, lazing in the hammock, biking and flowers and oh oh oh- the geese are back from their winter holiday down south--- soon we'll see a pelican and my heart will soar with them.