A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.
It has been a challenging winter here and across the Midwest. We have had over 80 inches of snow and normal or average snow is 35 inches. We have experienced extreme cold weather – below zero multiple times and school was cancelled for four days due to excessive wind chills (in the -15-40F range). By all accounts, it was brutal. But times are a changin’ and we are on the threshold of something new, great and wonderful. Spring blooms, spring flowers, and green gardens.
I came across this lovely idea by following Mary and A Wilderness of Words. If you’re interested in the Weekly Photo Challenge, you can check it out here.
10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold”
Sorry for your loss. Lovely photo. We just returned from New Orleans, and visits to graveyards — this reminds me of them.
I love graveyards – beautiful monuments. We have visited that particular cemetery many times, my wife’s family is buried there and it is the final stop of the Memorial Day parade – I blogged about it in the early days of my blog…. http://makingthedayscount.org/2010/06/06/day-3-memorial-day/ I remember writing the post as if it were yesterday. Thanks.
It’s definitely spring. I know, because the Rockies have a losing record, my nose is full of pollen and my shorts from last summer don’t fit. Thank the Lord for yellow crocuses!
Eli, I am in! I got your e-mail and I’m in…. I’m and Astros fan and grew up watching baseball inside. the pollen hasn’t quite kicked in yet, but it is coming.
These are lovely, Clay. Especially that lone yellow crocus. I never see those here in RI. There is little so exciting as being on the threshold of spring. I love your interpretation.
Thanks for the mention!
Thanks Mary, nice poem. Enjoy your view for the time being until the trees fill in.
Gorgeous shots. Have you just taken these, because crocuses are long gone here?
We’ve had a late start to spring here in this area. South of here the daffodils were up. This past Monday we had an inch of snow. it coated the ground but the roads were clear. there is always a chance we’ll get snow even into late April. On the drive home from school yesterday, I noticed the trees are starting to show buds, not leaves yet though. Have a wonderful day.
Great pics as always, Clay! I love photo challenges too and wow, there’s so much hope in those first colorful, glimpses of spring. 🙂
it has warmed up since my last post and everything seems to coming out of the ground…have a great day.