From Mark 13:28-29 (NRSV): “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he [the Son of Man] is near.”

Tree branches wave enthusiastically to the wind’s song and the snowflake accompaniment. Moments of sunlight in the cold, cold day, yet blossom is spreading. Beneath the ice on the pond, the frogs bide their time. What signs are these? What season is emerging? A movement back into winter, or into spring?
In times of uncertain transition, disturbing Spirit, blow through our lives and breathe in us courage and peace.


(garden pond in Kidlington, taken Feb 2013)