One of the blessings of living in the Midwest is the changing seasons.
Of course, when winter's turn is coming, I sometimes think of the changing seasons as a curse more than a blessing.
But only on those extremely cold days when it hurts to go outside. And even then, if you aren't forced to leave the house, those frigid days can be pretty nice, with a fire going in the wood stove and a good book to read.
For me, you can't beat springtime. Not only is it the "year's awakening" like this snippet I cut out of an old book says, it is just plain old cheerful. Winter can be gloomy, no matter how nice it is to read by the fire. Not many days of real life are conducive to goofing off and reading a book, plus, you have to go outside to get that firewood to build the cozy fire in the first place.
But spring? Cheerful, happy, and bright.
Still, would I love it so much if it wasn't so fleeting? Having the seasons change keeps things interesting, it marks time passing.
So, yes, the changing seasons are a blessing to me.
So much so, that I did 2 sets of pages for the Journal of Nature's Blessings in honor of the seasons.
One nice thing about this swap, it is open to a lot of interpretations. I'm very intrigued by the options and can't wait to see the pages rolling into my studio to see what choices the artists made to represent their own ideas of Nature's Blessings.
This theme can be very personal, and meaningful to the artists. I'm thrilled that we have so many people joining us in this swap (and yes, there is still room for more).
I hope to have time to make more page sets. I like to have a few extras around, plus some to swap, some to keep. I really think I'll need to keep a set of the season pages.