We don’t always notice the turning of the seasons as it happens day by day. And then, all at once, the signs appear in an unmistakable way. The first green shoots poking out of the garden soil in Wisconsin, the first baby lambs in the hills of Scotland, the noticeable chill in the early morning and late evening in New Zealand or Australia. This week our bloggers have been noticing the change of seasons in their locations and in their lives.
Robin Craig is a loyal watcher of a webcam trained on the nest of a barred owl. Earlier this week in her blog Mary Robin Craig, she reflected on her fascination with raptors of all types. (Just a day or two after this blog post, the first of the eggs hatched; you can follow the link in her blog post to see the latest activity.)
Sally Coleman feels a stirring to wildness, which she captures in a lovely poem in her blog Eternal Footsteps. “Stir in me wild one, call me to life, to fresh possibilities, wider perspectives, to wildness itself.”
In his blog Light, Grace, Invitation & Promise, Derek Maul considers our invitation from the Creator to be partners in caring for the earth. “There’s not much going on in the way of flowering yet, but one of the red azalea bushes escaped the marauding bud-munching gang of deer.”
Elaine Besthorn is hearing the music in the calls of sandhill cranes this week. Their migration path brings them through central Nebraska (United States) by the thousands, over 650,000 this year. Her blog post in The Edge includes some stunning sights and sounds of the migration.
Charlene Hinckley reflects on the changing season as a chance for spring cleaning – our gardens and our lives. In her blog Musings for a Beautiful Day, she pairs her reflection with lyrics and music from a familiar Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun.”
Writing in her blog Abiding in Hope, Leslie Scoopmire’s thoughts form a prayer for this changing season: “May we rejoice at the song of life that thrums in our veins, that also calls the slumbering earth to awaken under April’s bright-eyed gaze.”
These are just a few of the 100+ new blog posts just this week from members of the RevGals blogging community. If you would like to read more, go to our web page (www.revgalblogpals.org) and look for the button labeled “Our Blogging Community.” When you visit blogs on this list, please leave a Like or a comment so the bloggers will know that you appreciate their work.
Barbara Bruneau is a retired Lutheran pastor, living in southeastern Minnesota. She is a knitter, a weaver, and a very occasional blogger at An Explosion of Texture and Color.
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