Light and Shadows

The month of April was full of it:

the shadow side of humanity,
the terror of natural disaster,
unpredictability on all fronts and unsettled emotions.

Above all – change and more change.

As winter transitioned into spring, we humans followed the erratic roller-coaster path of nature.

Even the first day of May was full of light and shadows, torrents of rain interspersed with sun.

light and shadows

Still, each day, more colors spread across the hills; Nature unfolds following her ancient rhythm.

spring comes to the mountain

Blossoms hold whispered promises of fruit later on. Even now, they nourish our soul’s need for hope, encourage faith, extract our labor of love.

apple blossoms

Can we forgive winter’s heaviness, shed our dark thoughts, and lighten our actions? Can we love as spring loves us and the birds and the trees all the same?

wet meadows with pond

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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12 Responses to Light and Shadows

  1. schuttzie says:

    Really lovely photos and words, Annette!

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  2. Absolutely, we can! I love the sprinkles of new growth and the lush green carpet in the fields.

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  3. Magical! Thank you! I want to walk those hills!

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  4. So breath-taking! Thank you.

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  5. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    I have so enjoyed wandering within your blog…
    each post a smile, and filled with Natures beauty….I love it🙂
    Thank you for sharing, I will enjoy
    wandering more….
    Take Care….You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

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