Authentic Compassion

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sniff, sigh, repeat



Song of Solomon 2:13 (New Living Translation)
13 The fig trees are forming young fruit, and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming. Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one!”




Fig leaves - hooray the fig tree we planted last fall came through the cold winter without freezing back to the ground. With our warm weather there will be fruit this year - I'm optimistic and excited to find our first figgy fruit.We have wild plums around here - they aren't good to eat (unless you are desperate for a really sour tiny piece of fruit or a bird). In the spring for just a short time the fragrance of these plum blossoms floats on the air - even standing in our goat pens (which are fragrant in a WHOLE different way) I can almost taste the smell. Once the blooming time is over the trees seem to fade into the background of our wooded areas.

It smells good on Buhlaland - Spring is a renewing blessing God - thank you!







8 comments:

Lanny said...

I had a great commnet in mind and the two comments ahead of me have thrown my brain all a whack.

I have been enjoying the hyacinths indoors, and just the smell of the awakening earth. I am so glad that you are taking in the fragance of the season. I pray that it permeates every brain cell for you. I am patiently waiting the return of my spring as we are being dumped on by the snowman!

Lanny said...

Oh and big huge congratulations on the fig. Yahoo!

LindaSueBuhl said...

sorry about the person who dumped on my comments section - I don't have the pre posting approval set right now but might have to go back to it - anyone reading my blog - don't post your goofy links - we are goofy enough on our own and don't need it. Thank you very much and alla that.
Thanks Lanny - I hate missing out on potential literary greatness from you!

KathyB. said...

Fragrant plum blossoms and the Song of Solomon...very appropriate together. I have really begun to appreciate the Song of Solomon and wish it were taught as the words of wisdom it was meant to be...

As Lanny stated, it is dumping snow and below freezing temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest..another great day for staying indoors and NOT planting or gardening. Too bad for the early blossoming flowers and trees, and good thing we renewed the sugar water for the poor honey bees.

Farm Chick Paula said...

The blooms are beautiful! Things are starting to bud around here- but another cold front is on the way for the weekend... we're praying for no frost!!

Dani said...

Your fig tree is ahead of ours, although we can see signs, no leaves yet...just watch, this year your tree will probably grow 3 or more feet! Our started as a 6 ft. and is now over 10 just 3 years! They are very vigorous growers and grow to be about 18 to 20 ft. tall...they can take temperatures down to 10 degrees so not much worry here or in Texas.
What variety is it? ours is Brown Turkey..and the fruit is so sweet....

LindaSueBuhl said...

Hey Dani - yes our is a brown turkey also - good standard fig for our climate. They will occasionally freeze all the way through (we sometimes get a week of hard freeze in the winters) so I had it encased in a wire cage filled with oak leave! overkill I know. Paula - we are expecting cold but not freezing I HOPE!and definitely needing rain here

Sophie said...

I love spring! It is so...alive! :)