Spring time means many things to me. It means the warmer weather that is just around the corner. It triggers memories of the happy times of the past when the snow was gone and kids could look forward to summer and the freedom that comes with it.
Springtime means growth and rebirth. The celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord comes in spring with renewed hope.
My neighbors had an apple tree growing in their yard that blossomed just in time for the backyard picnics and for Confirmation Day. The perfect backdrop for the family gathering.
That tree is gone now. I sort of replaced it with an evergreen. A balsam at that. That tree is a living gift from a now sainted aunt of mine.
These blossoms are from a tree growing on the south side of a place of worship and a place where I like to be gathered with my family to worship the Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Spirit.