Monday, August 27, 2007

Seasons come and go

While the northern hemisphere is getting ready for Fall and saying goodbye to Summer, at the same time the southern hemisphere is heading into Spring and different colors of "Tabepuia" tree show their glory everywhere in our city. First the pink and white trees, and then the yellow trees make their appearance. I did not have a chance to photograph any white ones.

On a sad note, just as the seasons that come and go, my husband just forwarded me an e-mail from a dear friend in Boulder who has been sick for the past six years and his condition is worsening. I cried as I read the e-mail for two reasons. First, because he is losing his battle and second, because his beautiful words touched me in such a way. He talks about the gift of eternal life, how he places his hope in God, in the person of Jesus who heals our brokenness and brings us back into relationship with God and ends his e-mail with this question: Where is your hope? And I pass it on to you.

18 comments:

diyadear said...

wow beautiful colors of the fall.. i love the yellow color.. sad to know abt ur friend.. may his belief be is strength.. my hope is again god.. for i know god won't ever be unfair.

Catherine said...

Nice site! Beautiful photo of the ocean! Sorry about your friend!

Moi said...

Cris, i wish i had right words to say for your friend...these are the only times when the words fail me ...wish him and you enough strength in these times.

Kerri said...

I'm going to enjoy seeing all the beautiful trees and plants blooming in your corner of the world...especially when we're looking at snow :) Those trees are spectacular!
So sad about your friend. Knowing God gives him the hope of Heaven and eases the passage for him and his family. My prayers will be with him, and you.
Thank you for passing that question on. xoxo

Ash said...

Beautiful images, Cris. Sorry to hear about your friends. My thoughts and prayers are with him...

Kelli said...

Lovely photos, Cris! I love the pretty trees! I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. (((hugs)))

Kelli

a-xpressions said...
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a-xpressions said...

Ohh...Sorry to hear about your friend...I pray for him that get all strength and win the battle at any case...!

Cláudia said...

Cris, our city is really beautiful with all kinds of flowery trees. From white to pink, yellow, purple, and orange flowers. These wonderful things comes from the Lord, as well as the strengh that will be with your friend. In Joshua 3:5 -"Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you." In a eternal perspective we must wait for the best. That's our hope!

Yolanda said...

LOve the photos of the trees an ocean.

Paula said...

Beautiful pictures of your area. Love that ocean scene. My heartfelt thoughts are sent to you and your friend. A tough time for all concerned. What a thought provoking question he left you (and us) with...

a-xpressions said...

Thanks Cris for visiting blog, and many thanks for the wishes...!!!

Tammy said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Chris. And although during these times, our sadness is still there, having that hope in Christ for ourselves and for someone we care about sure does help us in these times of grief or anxiety. Because He has indeed conquered death!

Hard to remember those opposite seasons going on in different hemispheres! Gorgeous blossoms!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi, I like the combination of the flowers and the sea-waves.
I feel sorry for your friends 'loosing the battle', a prayer and some sweet words of understanding will help them and you, tell them you cried.

Hold on and have a good weekend:) JoAnn

Britt-Arnhild said...

Oh, such beautiful photos.....

Cris said...

Thank you for your heartfelt comments...

East Meets West Kitchen said...

This is a beautiful post for your friend... my thoughts are with you.

Judith Polakoff said...

Those blossoms are truly spectacular and beautiful, as is the sun sparkling on the ocean. May you and your friend find peace and acceptance.