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The Color Green

I ordered this paint with water book for my boys last week because they claimed to not know what I was talking about in rainy day bright side. (Amazon prime does not mean 2-day delivery here and so I can't post happy pictures of water-painted puppies yet, but you can be sure I will when I can! ) 
 
Our landscape is coming to life this week 
like a paint with water book.


It's been 10 days since I wrote rainy day bright side and our landscape has filled in with green now! As I walk through the neighborhood or dig in the backyard, I often find myself singing with Rich Mullins: .....Blue for the sky and the color green that fills these fields with praise!  



To be clear - in my opinion (and never mind this picture) - we haven't had an abundance of praiseworthy blue sky in recent weeks, but the GREEN! so many shades and textures.

Last night I responded with 17 Beats and a title that came to me in a flash: Spring! she is the resurrection. 

After I posted the title, I went looking for my source material - something I'd written years ago in the midst of our first Alaska spring:  Evidence of Things Not Seen

That spring (2013) was so different from this one. That year set a record for the longest snow season - the first Anchorage snow on September 29, the last on May 17. We had to wait a long time for spring.

This year our snow melted out early, but it still felt like spring took a long time coming. On my daily walks I watched as buds popped to the surface of plants and trees. Signs of life. Promises. And yet we waited. always keeping watch.

Finally!  Green Up - The transition happens quick in Alaska. In the course of just a few days, things go from brown to green. (ktva)

It happens so fast here that we can practically see the color change in real time: the trees leaf out and the grass turns green.

Spring is here, and my soul sings praise.

Spring is crazy, being all hope and beauty and glory. 
- Anne Lamott


One more thing.....

In looking back last night, I noticed that I posted Evidence of Things Not Seen on May 17, 2013. 
And I posted its corollary, Spring! she is the resurrection, on May 17, 2019.

Coincidence? Synchronicity? I have thoughts. For another day. 





 
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