Joy in the Turning of Seasons

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “turn.” We would love to have you join us.

Hope is born in the turning of seasons. But in the Midwest, that hope can be so easily lost when it’s snowing in April. Snow isn’t suppose to fall in April, but it’s not unheard of here. This week many friends in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin received snow. Luckily it missed us here in Williston.

I don’t know about you friends, but I am so so ready for Spring. And today hope has been born. The sun is shining. It is 65 degrees. Flowers are starting to peak through the ground. On the farm, baby calves are being born. I found myself with a peach Italian soda and enjoying this day.

And as this hope is born, I find myself thinking of what’s to come…summer trips, etc. Soon the seasons will turn from spring to summer, then back to Fall and before we know it, we will be back in Winter. So I’m in no rush. I want to savor this Springtime. It’s bringing me joy!

28 thoughts on “Joy in the Turning of Seasons

  1. Tara, as I read your post I got to thinking about just how much seasons and the weather and nature impacts our emotions. How we can grow weary when the winter drags on, and feel joy and hope at the first signs of spring. You make such a good point about how we need to appreciate each moment because they pass quickly and before we know it, the new season arrives.

  2. Hey… I’ve experienced that April snow surprise in Utah and along the Massachusetts coast. But by April, we know summer soon will be comin’ on strong?

  3. Snow and ice here in the Great Lakes region. God helps us know we can’t take anything for granted — even the rhythm of the seasons! Happy that springtime seems to finally descending on our corner of the world.

  4. I love that we get glimpses of spring as it’s changing. We’ll have time to sit outdoors with a drink and then the next day, it may snow. But it’s those little moments that keep me going. I know here, we can’t start our gardens until mid-May and by then, I’m itching to live outdoors!

  5. I so agree with you,, Tara. One week ago today we were being inundated with freezing rain and ice pellets – for almost 2 straight days! Today it is sunny and warm and really feels like spring. I love the seasons. But winter has seemed a bit too long this year, so I’m ready for the warmth and growth of springtime.

    Jeannie (I’m at #66 this week in the linkup)

    • I love the seasons too, but this year winter has seemed so incredibly long. I too am so ready for the warmth and growth of springtime. I think it may have finally arrived here. But I don’t want to jinx anything.

  6. we’re ready for spring too here in AL, but not in the same way your are.we had an unusually warm Feb. so everything grew and bloomed and our early spring plants and flowers bloomed and came to be. it was great! then march hit! march was truly miserable!! no we didn’t have snow. the weather got colder than some of our winter months were:( then april hit and we still didn’t get much warm weather 🙁 we are getting more warmish weather now, but still have cold days that pop up. i can’t really put my tomatoes in yet. but today? absolutely lovely! in the 70’s, sunshine, absolutely beautiful!!

  7. “Hope is born in the turning of the seasons.” How true! In nature and in life. I used to catch myself hoping for the next season of life. Better to find joy in the present.
    We are transplants from the Midwest to Pa and also hope for the last page of Winter to finally turn to Spring.
    We have some good friends in the Williston area. Last name is Wellumson. I know ND is a big place, but who knows? 🙂
    God bless!

    • I still sometimes catch myself hoping for the next season of life too. I need to constantly remember to find joy in the present. I don’t know that name of your friends who live in Williston. But I have only lived here for like 8 months or so. God bless you too!

  8. Didn’t you know that it’s really the 97th of January? 🙂

    We’re aching for Spring around here, too. I’m not one to enjoy extremely high temperatures, but I’m ready for sunshine and gardening and walks around the neighborhood.

  9. Ahhh Tara. Yes. It’s been an odd few months all over. In Colorado, we’ve had very little snow where I live. My son called our winter “the very long fall.” Very unusual for us. Even March, when we usually get dumped on was warm with little precipitation.

    I guess the key is to enjoy the season we’re in, look for the glimpses of beauty and for the changes to come, eh? I hope you have the most beautiful spring ever!

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