Friday, December 22, 2006

Winter Hope


Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happy Holidays to All! ~GZ

15 comments:

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Beautiful picture and a quote filled with hope. Much peace, JP

Brian said...

red and tart hanging
quilt of downy white crystals
scent of spring lingers

You inspire me Zap, you just do. (((hugs)))

getzapped said...

deborah- hope is spreading with your comments. Thanks.

Brian - it's an exchange of inspiration. Your poetry is such a delight to my ears, heart and soul.

Lizard Princess said...

This morning, we were left with the after-shock of an ice-storm. Each blade of grass, every twig, branch and berry were perfectly coated with a glistening layer of ice.....splendid! It looked like the movie "Narnia" outside (before the witch is weakened!)
Of course, there's always a downside, school's were late and some massive tree branches almost destroyed my house- almost. It could've been worse!!

Susan Abraham said...

And green, the equivalent of hope...
with love

Icarus said...

And I've got an old French saying in my head that also suddenly seems appropriate; it's like an annual marathon card game that reaches the end of the year and your cards are bad. But instead of trading in, hold on to that hand & it'll all come good before too long. I can hardly wait. In this country where I live, what the people do best is the beach, by a long way. It seems nobody knows to do with the winter we're having, much colder & earlier than usual, after over 2 months' stronger rains. Beam me up, Santa! Enjoy yourself big, Zap & be good!

luisa brehm said...

Happyyyyyyyyyyyyy Holidays !!!
a Fantasticcccccccc 2007 !!!
hugsssssssssss ;-)))))

Ruby said...

Now that's what I call a miracle!

Never be afraid to hope for miracles. With belief, effort and perseverance, they do happen.

Merry Christmas

getzapped said...

I am so delighted to come back from the holiday and find all this love and kindness shared. I had a wonderful day spent with friends and family. I hope you did too!. lp- I'm happy your family and house were safe and you could experience the magic of winter.

rainystair said...

winter came early this year:
september apples

Brine Blank said...

Great picture...this year I was with my kids at a local park during a bit of a wet fall and found some leaves where the red/green/yellows popped like this picture...I placed them in a book to press and now I have no idea where my filing system has left them! Inspiring work of the best kind...brings up memories!

Don Iannone said...

Great thought. Thanks for sharing this and yourself. Best wishes for the new year.

Don

getzapped said...

bb- good luck finding them!

Welcome, Don. It's my pleasure to share and hope it makes a difference. ; ) The best to you in 2007!

Cergie said...

Goethe wrote a wonderful poem telling the story of a rose and a young man, the rose has thorns and be near her is so dangerous instead her good smelling and may give a painful memory. The young man said: never mind

Roslein von den Heiden

I'm coming from a part of France which is near Germany and in our garden we had fruits like this one under the snow (they were peaches)

getzapped said...

Lucie- it's wonderful to hear from you and your land in France. I enjoy learning more about where you come from. Wish I could read German, thanks for the link. Perhaps, I'll find an English translation.

Peace~