Sunday, December 17, 2017

Ephemeral

I have a number of readers in climates where snow is nonexistant or rare.
This is my gift of the season to you.

Bushes

Part of my front yard
More of my front yard.
And I actually got a poinsettia to red up although the plant itself doesn't look too happy.

It's only the start of winter (although winter doesn't start for another few days), as my flower garden sleeps. 

But more than that, it makes me realize how nothing is permanent; that many things last for only a short time.  That snow for example.  It may well be melting in the next couple of days.

I watch the decline of my mother in law and know that, one day, it may be me.

Is time running out?  Have I done all I can do in this world?

It has stirred up strong emotions in me; emotions so strong I couldn't believe some of them.

And that is part of life, too.

6 comments:

  1. I love the look of a fresh snow on the trees. Your mother in law's condition makes me sad. I hope you get to spend as much time with her as possible.

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  2. Thank you for the snow... It was 40 degrees Celsius here... Keeping myself cool. Sorry to hear about your mother in law. I see my dad getting old and all I want is for him to healthy everyday.
    As they say, time and age wait for none.

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  3. Winter is hitting you hard this year. Be well.

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  4. Oh wow the snow is making my heart sing with delight; wish I had some my side of the world too ;-)
    Nothing is permanent Alana; enjoy whats in your hand in the present!

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  5. First of all, thank you, Alana for sharing the snow pictures.. We don't get it here and how much I wish it would!

    True..life is ever-changing, ephemeral ..nothing lasts forever. And, you never know when the end might arrive! Makes me wonder,too, if I have done at least half the things I wanted to!

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  6. Lovely clicks of the snow. We don't get snow here and this time winter is on the warm side. Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Hugs to you.

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