January 09, 2012

Vacant Winter.

Although only at the onset of January, very slowly we are approaching mid-winter.
However, looking at my surroundings, nature looks more as if we have stepped into March. This season the snow has been absent, as well as sub zero temperatures, tricking the natural process to speed up.

Roses are in bloom, trees and shrubs are covered by new shoots and the grass by spring flowers, such as daisies. And the crocuses I planted in my new garden this October are already pushing through the ground.

Still, according to the calender, spring is months away and all we can do is hope and pray that indeed this winter will be mild. After two years of arctic conditions we need a break.

My state of mind currently mimics nature.
This year I want winter to last forever. Yet it seems to move forward with light speed, each day and week hurries along, bringing spring and eventually summer, ever so close, yet again underscoring the fact that everything is relative. Least of all time.
Thus feeling currently as if I am running out of time, my every spare moment is almost exclusively spend with the man I love and his family, explaining my lack of posts and visits. Comes summer, I will be forced to do without him for months, a thought which fills me with sadness and my eyes with tears.

Fortunately, as always when something wears heavy around my heart, I find my solace in nature. As yet another full moon shone its platinum shine in my view this past weekend and I relished in its enchanting beauty, I was reminded of the fact that everything comes in cycles and that a full life is a delicate balance between darkness and light.

25 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I hope the future separation is not as harsh as you expect and that your winter stays mild, Zuzana. Certainly better than arctic.

Lynne said...

I was marvelling yesterday at some new leaf shoots on some bushes. It's been incredibly warm for the time of year.
It's nice to hear that you have been spending some quality time with your man and new family. I'm sure you will savour it.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Zuzana, that was a lovely expression of the beauty of nature and early onset of Spring! I also like winter and wish it goes on:)

Susan Deborah said...

Nature indeed provides a solace for everything but when we tire of nature, what happens,dear Zuzana.

I wish that you always find peace, calm and strength in nature.

Wishing you a lovely 2012.

Joy always,
Susan

A Lady's Life said...

the weather sure is funny.I agree you should spend as much time as possible with your loved ones and make many memories.:)
Too bad he needs to go away in summer but then we have you back lol;)

Elizabeth said...

Think I just write you an email.

Enjoy your day.

Becky~ said...

Goodmorning Zuzana,Our winter days here have been unbeliveably warm for this year.I know it will get very cold real close and into the beginning of spring.It seems to be a pattern lately.

Nice to hear you are happy and enjoying your life now.Wishing you all the best and then some for 2012Blessings!

Brian Miller said...

true that on the cycles...and on wanting to capture those moments and hold on tight...not wanting to move on...been there...great to see you zuzana...

latebloomerbuds said...

Amazing how you can be on the other side of the world, but we are experiencing many of the same seasonal anomalies. I also just took wonderful pictures of the moon similar to yours just last night. It must be gracing us all with beauty no matter where we are lately.

Lovely post as usual Zuzana. Margie

Betsy said...

After our snow melted, we're having some spring-like days, too! It does seem like March!

How fun that I see the same beautiful moon way over here that you do! :)

LadyCat said...

Our weather is unusually mild here, too. And the moon was amazing here this morning.
Glad you are getting to spend time with your loved ones. Hopefully the time apart this summer will go quickly. Just remember that it is only temporary : )

ladyfi said...

We've finally got our sub-zero temperatures here - hurray! A little ice on the lake would be fun. But I agree - after two horrendously cold winters, a mild one makes a nice break.

Love the mosaic of photos - it looks like spring over there. And of course, the moon shot is glorious!

sprinkles said...

You can have winter as long as I can have summer! I always hope that the warm weather will last so much longer than it really does.

Hilary said...

It certainly sounds as if it's warmer there than here. We're having a clear, warmer than usual winter but not warm enough for flowers to bloom.

Enjoy the season. Enjoy the time. Cycles for sure.. hold onto that.

Kath said...

What a beautiful photo of the moon. Enjoy every moment with your darling man.

Margie said...

Zuzana, your pictures are all wonderful and I especially love the moon shot!

I am like that too, I find such comfort in nature when my heart is heavy!
Nature is truly a wonderful cure for me!

Hold on to all your joy!
And have a most wonderful day!

Margie xo

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

We too are having this mild weather...SO unusual for us in January. I am NOT complaining for it is welcome!

tony said...

Same Here In Yorkshire! A Rose is growing in my garden...which is strange,as it didnt bloom at all last Summer!
hope All Is Well.

Angela Bell said...

Zuzana it is the same here in Cornwall,the bulbs I planted are all coming up to soon,if we have a cold snap they will we damaged. Enjoy your time together and go with flow! lolAngela

Myrna R. said...

What lovely words. Hope you don't dwell too much on the future absence and enjoy the present with your loved ones.

adrielleroyale said...

We too are experiencing a very oddly warm winter so far (not quite so nice as to bloom again though) and I am relishing it! Every day above 30 is a treat for me as I anticipate the frigid air coming back any second...

Cherish your time with your new family my friend :)

SandyCarlson said...

Mother Nature is doing some very interesting things this year. Very odd. I wonder what spring will bring!

Julie Hibbard said...

I love the faithfulness of the full moon. Your photos are simply gorgeous.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of nature. It had been very cold this winter here. But it is fading away fast.

Shammickite said...

Amazing! Everyone is commenting on a mild winter so far, and here in S Ontario, Canada, it is the same. Hardly any snow, temperatures hovering above the freezing mark, and green grass! But I am certain that the cold winds will start to blow soon, and I have my snow shovel ready for whatever comes!
Happy 2012 to you.