Thursday, April 9, 2015

Will It Never End?

Hope deferred makes the heart sick... 

~Proverbs 13:12

Just when I was dreaming of nests and seeds and all things spring...




this!


It might have a certain loveliness in November. On the 9th day of April, it looks bleak and miserable.


Even Fioré can't believe it. We were told an inch or two. It's an inch or five and still snowing.


Still there's coffee in the pot and in my mug. Oh, yes, and a reminder that He fills my life with good things.



By the way, the rest of Proverbs 13:12 is this: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.


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56 comments:

  1. Oh dear. More snow must be discouraging. I love the end of that verse though! That is encouraging!

    In the past few years, I have been amazed at how quickly Spring came when she did arrive. One day, brown and lifeless. The next (or so it seemed), the first shoots of green grass and forsythia buds and a few green leaves on the honeysuckle vine. Almost overnight! It speaks to me of God's working beneath the surface of what is seen...in the natural world, and in the spiritual realm.

    Hoping that "tree of life" is on its way!

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  2. Vee
    So sorry about the snow!
    You are blessed with a home that is so warm and cozy.
    Yes, thank goodness we have Jesus with us every day no matter what the circumstances.

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  3. This much snow would put a damper on spring fever. At least our precipitation has remained at rain and we even have a rain warning for today.
    I hope the snow melts quickly so you can continue plans for veggie planting.

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  4. Oh goodness.....it does seem like it should be enough by now. However, the verse is soo encouraging, and at least you won't ever find yourselves in the midst of a deep drought like we are here in California. It rained for a while a day ago and we were all practically giddy. Enjoy the rest of your week Vee!

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  5. Really? Oh my, this does throw a curve in the road to spring dreams.
    Your mug is so pretty and a good reminder that He does fill our lives with good things. Although I imagine it might be a bit of a stretch to find the good in a spring snowstorm.

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  6. I'm sorry. I know this can be very discouraging. We're in the region of wild weather today in central Illinois with possible tornadoes, hail and high winds. Weather is everywhere, isn't it? Hugs friend. It's bound to change again. Soon I hope! Looking forward to seeing what flowers you'll have coming up under that.

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  7. Ok Vee....you need to pack and move away from all of the snow! But, seriously, think of how moist the soil will be when you plant your seeds!

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  8. Oh, Vee! We feel the same here in New Hampshire! I am turning the day into a rainbow, though. Manchester, NH is hosting a quilt festival and I am headed for a day full of color and design! I will ignore the grey and white and opt for the entire color palette!

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  9. Oh Vee, my heart goes out to you. We live in the mountains and for the last month we have been enjoying unusal Spring weather and I am so fearful I will wake up to what you just showed us.

    At least there is coffee... that can make any day a happy day :) I am enjoying a cup right now so does that mean I just had coffee with you? Hugs and blessings!

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  10. How's Texas sounding about now? Hang onto that cup! Spring will come to Maine! Penny had a great thought about the moisture your soil will have! Wish we'd had some of that snow. We're already having mid to upper 80 temps! I predict a long, hot summer as we usually don't have those numbers til mid May or so. Guess I can't complain - the last couple of summers have been pretty mild with only just a handful of days above 100... Have another cuppa and keep reading your cup. I know you guys are so tired of snow. How 'bout a quote from old Winnie...

    "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
    Winston Churchill

    By the way, you guys did a great job on that footstool! Hugz!


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  11. Oh no. I would be ready to pull my hair out. We are wet in this part of the country. Rain, rain and more rain. I think it is supposed to be dry Friday and Saturday before more rain comes back. And I am thankful to now have a dry basement, which is a very good thing. I hope your snow melts fast and that you see spring weather very soon!

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  12. We got about 3 inches here overnight and our "winter weather advisory" is still in place. Schools had a 2-hour delayed opening this morning.... I was wondering about you there in Maine and am glad you posted. It is bound to end sometime!

    At times like this I cling to Genesis 8:22 -- "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." We will eventually see spring here in New England!

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  13. Good Morning, Vee. Oh.....not snow again! Poor Fiore looks dismayed. We are having a variety of weather conditions in GA too. Yesterday it was 88 degrees. Before that it was cool/rainy. I keep a coat and a sweater in the car just in case. We bought some McCafe dark coffee and enjoyed a cup this a.m. - coffee is one of our enjoyments that we won't give up! God bless your day. As always, your photos are charming.

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  14. Love your header pic - the snow is pretty. But I understand your frustration. Indeed, it is time for green grass, flowers, and warm days. Hang in there, Vee (and Fiore!)

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  15. At a dinner last night, we were all discussing that the weather in the north gives us a few days of thinking spring and then reminds us until May (usually mid-May) that we live in the north. You have had much more than your fair share of snow this year. Let's hope that next winter is much kinder to you. Isn't it funny how the first snow is so beautiful and by April it's not.

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  16. So true, there is much to be grateful for even on dark, cold, and dreary days (like ours) or snowy days like yours. Even so, I'm so ready for real springtime to arrive!

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  17. Thanks goodness the good Lord is there lean on when the snow keeps falling and blocking your vision of spring!

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  18. As Facebook would say - UNLIKE. Still, you're making the best of the situation with your coffee and your attitude that God's goodness melts through snow and ice.

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  19. More snow? You poor thing! I hope this is the last of it and you'll be planting those seeds in no time! xo

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  20. Wow. Gorgeous photos, but that is a cold spring.

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  21. Well, on the bright side, it does make for pretty pictures! LOL Sorry, I couldn't resist. We are near 80 here with yet another storm system making it's way towards us. I just don't know which is worse, snow or thunderstorms. But I bet you will be planting before you know it! I'm anxious to get a few patio plants going.

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  22. Oh no, not more snow!! You poor thing. You did get some very pretty pictures though. : )
    Hope it all melts away soon!!

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  23. I'm with you - snow in November is charming and welcome. Not in April! I'm so sorry. We're having rain, we have been for a few days. Mostly just drizzle, but its grey when I want it to be sunny.

    Your home looks cozy and cheery in spite of the snow!

    Deanna

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  24. As much as I love winter, this would have made me blue, too. Lots of rain here, but mostly in the mornings, the afternoons are bright and cheerful. Hang in there.

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  25. I agree with you, Vee! Enough is enough! My daughter in NH is agreeing with you also! Fiore' is so cute on her perch in the window. Everything looks lovely inside, but outside, just wrong! Hang in there ---your spring will surely be there soon. ♥

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  26. Oh Vee, i really enjoy my Maine coffee from Coffee on the Porch in Camden. Dan roasts his own beans and ships all over. When I am visiting my cousins, I buy it at Megunticook Market. But really, enough is enough. Dan shares the weather with us daily on his Facebook. Maybe it means you need to bake up something or make a big pot of soup with homemade bread? I feel for you, my friend.

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  27. I'm quite certain that we will have more snow, too, before it's all over. Cozying up with a kitty and some coffee and some precious promises from the Word helps.
    Love your header. Those m&m's look tempting!

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  28. Oh bless your heart! And as disappointed as you must be in seeing more of the white stuff, your positivity is still coming out...I mean, what can you do about it, right?? Did you take that sweet photo of the watch inside the birds nest? Oh my, but it's precious! Hang in there friend...dream of sunny days...yeah, right...I know :)

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  29. I do understand ....sorry that your world is white but take heart ...two days ago it snowed again here ...heavy wet snow...then about 4 hours later it started melting. Yesterday I thought I saw a hint of green at the tops of the trees and by supper time I was seeing tiny green leaves at the tops of the trees. Today it is 15' Celsius and it feels wonderful. That might happen to you too. I sure hope so!

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  30. Spring is on the way,,,,,it has to find you soon my friend! WOW,,,,that is alot of white stuff,,,,but think how green it will be soon. Hang in there!!

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  31. Oh this Texas girl can't quite understand this, but we have been know to have snow in April...even on Easter. Spring will come your way soon. Atleast you will not be in a drought!

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  32. Ugh. Well we are getting the end of it but it is rain. We've had probably 9 separate storms blow in today since last night...lightening, thunder and torrential downpours! Then sun for 20 minutes, then gets grey and another one flies in.....weird weird weird weather, no doubt.

    I am SO SO SORRY it is still snowing there. My word that is just too much winter for anyone to endure!

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  33. Hi Vee!

    I know you folks in the East have had your share of snow and more snow...so send it our way, we will gladly take all you don't want! We are going to fizzle away this summer if the temps go up like they usually do! It is lovely, but really, you need a little Spring magic!

    Warm Hugs,
    Barb

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  34. Hello Dear Vee, we need to encourage ourselves so often! We are having high winds with dirt storms, I am praying for rain! But snow in April is really irritating... Snow go away and may the flowers come again...
    I saw on the news softball size hail in Missouri, now I bet that was scary!
    Hugs to you! Roxy

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  35. Oh dear me, I'm sorry about more snow, Vee!! I guess your Spring planting are not in the forecast just yet. Thank you for sharing the Proverbs verse with us and the sweet mug that is the reminder.

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  36. Oh No! Not more snow! That is so discouraging but one has to think of it as good fertilizer and a rotter of the old snow left from winter. It does look pretty. I have the feeling we may see that in the morning here too. But. It's supposed to be nicer on the weekend. I love your mug and it's message.

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  37. It is so hard to believe how different our weather is!! Your kitchen photo is so warm and cozy and inviting! I love all three of those adjectives! I don't think I have ever noticed that twig branch holding your curtain up!!! Now I want to do that!! It would be so wonderful to wiggle my nose - and Louis Dean's nose, too! - and be there to share that pot of coffee with you and John!

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  38. I would like to change that verse and reverse the last couple of words to see some "life in our tree". Yuck on all this snow. I hate to wish my life away but I am looking forward to getting through these cold, miserable days. xo Diana

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  39. I am so sorry you are still having snow.....And I will not tell you what our temperatures were today, though it wasn't worth much with really heavy rain most of the time.......But I promise you that warmer springlike days are coming to YOU! Your seeds look super. Keep on dreaming of your garden!

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  40. :-( so sorry for you, but, the moisture is good. We are way to dry for this time of year for us. Our weather has been unusually warm, nice though.
    Your dear kitty looks puzzled.
    Enjoy your warm home and coffee, this too shall pass.
    Blessings, Debbie

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  41. I love your positive thoughts in the face of disappointment. Your Spring is going to be GLORIOUS when it does get there...it's just been given a short nap so it can last longer!
    Your dreams of Spring will come true. I promise and I never break a promise. Well, hardly ever :) and not if I can help it. Have I talked myself into a corner?? I do that a lot you know!
    Hugs!
    Mona :)

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  42. Oh, that snow! When will it stop? I'm thinking really soon! Spring will be there and then you and Fiore will be feeling that slice of heaven, spring!!

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  43. I feel your pain - it snowed here too on Easter Sunday. Thankfully, it has all but disappeared now - leaving heavy showers and thunderstorms in it's wake - ugh! On the bright side - I'm getting some much needed inside work done! Thinking positive thoughts of Spring and sprouting Mung beans in the meantime!

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  44. All I can say is oye! Well I could also say ugh and pooh. We are in a snow drought here in the Pacific Northwest. It was mostly bare driving over the Cascade Mountain Range. Doesn't bode well for the water tables....

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  45. OH MY GOSH VEE!!!!! I was going to email you and ask you if you got that nasty stuff/weather. Here in Western NY, it is just rain, rain, rain, rain and awesome thunderstorms. I loveeeeeeeeee your new header. Blessings

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  46. It WILL end! We had 3 inches last week and now the forecast is in the 60's all week and sunshine :) I'll send you some!

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  47. OMYGOSH...2 yrs ago, we had snow on Mr. Sweet birthday, April 10th....no fun in April.

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  48. Yes, it will end. But you would get there faster if you moved on down to PA. :-)

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  49. Found you via Linda. OH GOODNESS---we are approaching summer like temps here in Texas. Will send this sunshine your way. You are correct--it is time for Spring!!

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    1. Hi Lulu~

      You're a no-reply blogger...wanted to ask you which Linda. I know about a dozen. =D

      I'll be trying to visit if I can get through, *oogle + sometimes causes me grief. Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment.

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    2. Sorry Vee, if I am surfing via my I phone, I forget to put my link in which appears automatically on the computer. Glad you "found me" and will take your suggestions to heart.

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  50. Eeeoowh... It may look pretty from this distance but I know how you feel. I hope you seem some daffodils breaking through very soon.

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  51. This snow does look alien to me now that we are deep in spring weather. But you'll be laughing come summer when we are too hot to bother.
    Amalia
    xo

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  52. Oh, no! I hope it's already melted. It's been beautiful here the past couple of days so I hope it's already come your way.

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  53. Hi Vee, so nice to visit this evening, sorry about all your snow, yes it will end, I pinky promise and then you will be out planting those wonderful veggie seeds, and enjoying those beautiful flowers! We had a long cold winter here in the South, I thought it would never end, but I think I can safely say spring has sprung. Thus I have been out in the garden every chance I could, that is in between working, and visits at the dr's offices with family members, ~smile~ All are on the mend and doing well, just one more eye surgery for my sister!
    So enjoyed some of your previous post, especially the photos of time spent with Jake and Sam, they have really grown. I can so relate to the protests of the small table, we used to do this at my moms, and oh how the grand kids did protest, and were so glad when they had graduated to the big table, when my parents bought a table that had two extra leafs, ~smile~
    Sorry for the long letter.
    Love,
    Sue




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  54. I know! We've had sunny lovely days for a week but we heard that some snow is coming for us this Wednesday. Because of our high altitude we can get snow until June! My garage is full of flowers from the garden center waiting to be planted--luckily I have a window in there and it stays warm enough to keep them alive. Hope you snow will melt fast!

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