and a time to every purpose under heaven;
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.
I have always liked these eight verses from Ecclesiastes; have no clue why I relate them to Spring and Easter but I do. Recently I was reminded of them when the monk Athelstan recited them during a battle scene on History Channel’s The Vikings series. He seemed to be praying the verses as spears, swords and axes were flying around his head in a very violent conflict. That sure doesn’t relate to Spring and Easter does it?
Some Spring indications around here:
Narcissus from my yard.
Buttercups. (I only know this because of a newspaper article in our Herald newspaper last week.)
Aren’t these little violet wildflowers cute?
A field of yellow wildflowers with Coast Oaks in the background.
Again, as I reread the “For everything there is a season. . .” verse I still wonder why I associate it with the Spring season but I do, so I guess that’s that!
Happy Spring to you.
NOTE: The big mower here at Laguna Seca just came by and mowed down all of the pretty wild flowers (and the weeds that were overpowering them!) Good thing I took these pics a few days ago!