Monday, January 14, 2008

Promise of light

This is a long, worrisome winter. But even in these grey January days, there are hopeful signs of light to come. Of renewed life, and the promise of warm sunshine on my shoulder. I don't have to look any further than my garden.







The sun will blaze again, and banish the darkest shadows.

Won't it?

33 comments:

Ian Lidster said...

So, how come your bulbs are up and mine aren't yet, hmm? I know, I've been checking.
Anyway, dear friend, the balmy days of spring will have to come. I'm counting on it. And then it will be summer, and that's even better.

Alda said...

Yes. It will.

xx

Voyager said...

Ian, I have to confess, the bluebells are up against the house, not too far from the dryer vent. That explains why they are so far out. But not the daffodils or the azalea buds.

Alda, You of the dark winters probably know more than I do the longing for light and warmth.

V.

Carver said...

I always love to see the signs of new life promised, during the winter. My camelias are budding out and I see signs of the hyacinth just under the mulch. Looks like we have some similar signs of new life to come. Good post.

Jazz said...

You have stuff growing? At this time of year? In Canada?

I'm sorry, but I'm feeling like I'm obliged to hate you.

jmb said...

Once we get into January, I feel like Spring is just around the corner. Sadly not quite.
On the Granville Island walk, there is some kind of sticky pink tree flowering, but I don't know what it is. More like a big bush really. I kind find my big plant dictionary arranged by the year at the moment.

Diana said...

Sigh.

Yes. Yes it will. Mine, too, just about 3 months later than yours. Therefore, I beg you to post lots of pictures of small green things poking up.

Big Brother said...

Good lord, we're still under a couple of feet of snow.

Echomouse said...

That last photo is stunning.

The light will come, that's for sure. Even if you don't want it to, it never fails.

Still keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

riseoutofme said...

Of course, the sun will blaze again ... not that it ever "blazes" here ... just the brightness ... thats all we need ...

Til then, keep singing.

Voyager said...

Carver, While I know spring is still far away, at least there is some comfort in the signs that it will arrive.

Jazz and Big Brither, I would take some time in bright sunshine with two feet of glistening snow any time. We only get liquid sunshine here at this time of year.

JMB, I have not seen any trees blooming yet, even the earliest plum hybrids. Maybe I should go to Granville Island.

Diana, I can't post too many pictures of things growing in January and blooming in February, it makes my Mom's blood boil!

Echomouse, Thank you for your kindness. My Dad told me a few days ago how touched he was by the expressions of support and promise of prayers here when I wrote about his illness.

Riseoutofme, I took your advice literally today, and took a long walk with the dogs after work, singing along out loud to the MP3 player. I got a few strange looks, since the MP# ear buds were hidden under my hood.

V.

Rozanne said...

I love seeing the first green shoots of bulbs. The promise of spring!

Dumdad said...

Great pix.

Jocelyn said...

No?! Not already? Not really?

We've feet of snow and subzero temps, and I can't even imagine!

Ruth D~ said...

Your far ahead of us in the spring department. Here in massachusetts we're snowed under and any little plant that dares stick its tongue out will regret it. Beautiful photos.

Tai said...

Mmmm, warmth, sun and flowers.

Over here in Victoria my snowdrops are blooming! Hurray!

I zipped over here from Jazz's blog, it's nice to see a fellow West Coaster with a great blog!

CS said...

New growth always makes me so hopeful. And, congratulations! I have an award for you over at my place!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

The first brave bulbs are always thrilling! Lovely photos and yes, Virginia, there IS a Spring heading your way.

citizen of the world said...

Hey, there - just wanted to let you know I've changed cyber homes.

Ian Lidster said...

I sent an award your way. Please check my blog

Big Brother said...

Like Ian, I'd also give that award to you. ;o)

Dumdad said...

An award awaits you at my blog.

Angela said...

What beautiful pictures! We're still covered in snow, so I'll enjoy your photos until we can have some spring of our own.

jmb said...

Hey voyager,
I hope everything is OK with you and you are just busy at work. I hope your Dad is doing OK too.

Angela said...

Here's seconding the good thoughts for your dad and the hope that the sun *will* shine again soon -- that you feel its rays in your heart even now.

Coffee-Drinking Woman said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way.

Angela said...

Just checking in to say that I hope you're doing well. xoxoxoxo

riseoutofme said...

Just want to say Hello and hope that the promise of light still shines for you.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Spring is beautiful, the most wondrous time of year.

Lovely pictures, and I do hope those darkest shadows are banished soon.

Sending good thoughts to your family.

Ian Lidster said...

Just thinking of you and hoping and wishing all you love and cherish will soon return to you.

Echomouse said...

I too have checked in several times. I've kept your Dad and you and your family in my thoughts. Hoping all is going well.

Voyager said...

Thank you evryone for the kind thoughts, and your loyalty.
Voyager.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I hope you're well and that you'll return to these shores soon.

Sending good thoughts and blessings to you and yours.