Our Winter Garden
Our summer season’s swiftly gone
deserted by both bees and blooms
Now frost abides biting and cold
within each of our garden rooms
Our winter morning awakens gray
we rise to see its icy glaze
upon the leaves that still remain
in the garden from our younger days
Our bodies do betray our minds
yet souls remain as newly born
They age not like the flowering trees
in the garden now bare and forlorn
Our spring shall not return to us
least while we walk upon this earth
But let’s enjoy what beauty’s left
in the garden of our earthly birth
Our autumn’s fallen to the ground
covered with winter’s whitest sheet
but it’s not our final resting place
for in God’s garden our hearts He keeps.
The snow we had received,
just before Christmas,
has now melted under the wash of winter rains.
When we have had a clear night the temperature drops;
so when I take my little dog out in the morning,
I take frost pictures (as he goes about his business in the dog run).
At about the time my fingers are ready to freeze off,
he barks and we return to the warmth of the house.
My children are longing for summer.
I don’t blame them as the sun hides behind a blanket of gray
for much of our temperate rain forest winter.
Beauty can be found in all seasons…
including the seasons of our lives.
We just need to be open,
and still enough to notice any loveliness around us.
Spring will come soon enough.
These snowdrops are popping up,
in anticipation of spring!
All Seasons Blessings ~ Wendy
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has set eternity in the hearts of men;
yet they cannot fathom what God has done
from beginning to end.