"Glimpse of Spring"
20" x 16" acrylic on canvas
There is ice on the neighboring rooftops, clear blue skies above, scarlet red berries on the Heavenly Bamboo shrubs and a handful of bright red leaves still clinging to the Japanese Cherry tree in my backyard. I'm enjoying a steaming hot mug of tea as I finish wrapping a few small gifts that I'll be giving my niece and nephews at my Mom's house early this afternoon. On the way to Mom's I'll be stopping by the cemetary to deliver a small hand-picked bouquet of flowers, Lavendar, Rosemary and red berries for my Dad's grave, and to say a prayer of thanks for this special day.
In the midst of this cold Winter morning, I find that I'm already longing for the warmth of our next season. I stop and consciously remind myself of Eckart Tolle's powerful and wise words -- "live in the now."
Today is Christmas and I hope each and every one of you has an awesome time celebrating with your friends and family!!