My young Japanese friend, Kento, just posted some wonderful photos of his family enjoying the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan. It was lovely to see another family, on the other side of our incredible planet, enjoying the beauty of nature in the spring.
Here, in Southern Ontario, spring is still a much anticipated promise. My gardens are frozen, but tiny snow drops and a few crocus have popped their heads up. This photo was taken in May, last year, on my front lawn. We planted this flowering crab tree two years previously, and held our breath, praying for it to live and flourish.
It was magnificent. The flowers only last for a week or so, and then they disappear. But Spring promises renewal, and we have the hope and memories of the abundant life of the past. Enjoy Easter and the promise of Spring - the cycle of life.
Sharon Frayne is a writer and artist. She is a member of the Canadian Author's Association, the Niagara Writer's Circle and the Pumphouse Art Gallery. She looks for the universal experience and the mystery in everyday things.