This is my daily view as I sit here relaxing, reflecting, creating and finding refreshment. I’m on holiday, staying with friends in their home near the town of Devonport in northern Tasmania. It is beautiful here. I love this tree, and as the sea miss rolled in off the Bass Strait I was entranced. I watched as the mist swirled and provided a perfect backdrop for this tree. The thing with a hibernating tree, is that it promises new life. Buds are beginning to form again on it’s skeleton. Where there seemed to be nothing, life is springing forth.
Throughout the Bible there are many references and images based on trees. Yet for me, now, in my season of winter, this image reminds me of Ezekial’s vision of the valley of the dry bones (Ezekial 37:1-14). The promise of life in a place of death.
I’ve been nervously reading WordPress’s “The Daily Post At WordPress.com”. I want to delve into the blogging world with full force but lack confidence, discipline, thoughts, ideas and a few other things. My hesitation is that I’ll feel compelled to post every day and I just don’t think I’m up for that kind of commitment. Then I discovered the Weekly Photo Challenge – two of my great passions combined!
Here I am. Here’s my first post. I’ve glued the “Post A Day” badge to my blog and promised my perfectionist within me that I don’t have to post every single day. Once or twice a week is fine too.
Looking forward to the journey ahead. Always feel free to comment, question and leave feedback.
For now bloggonians, I bid you a goodnight