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482. Spring flowers are long since gone. Summer’s bloom hangs limp on every terrace. ~Louise Seymour Jones

482. Spring flowers are long since gone. Summer’s bloom hangs limp on every terrace. ~Louise Seymour Jones.

Summer in Alberta took a beating this week. It snowed and in some places along the Eastern Slopes it snowed a lot.

I love the seasons and their change. The cycle of life is visible during the various times of the year in Alberta. We move from summer to fall to winter and Nature reveals herself in Her changes. It is in the cycle that Nature’s creativity is fully revealed.

This is the time of the year that farmers and gardeners harvest. It is a time of celebration, community, and gathering together in thankfulness for the gifts we receive. In a world where global interests prevail over the local, we sometimes forget our closeness to Nature and a need to be thankful through prayers, poetry, and Psalms.

About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

4 responses »

  1. Wow, snow already, huh?! We were at 101 on Wednesday, but today we’re were in the 60’s under a cloud cover all day which is really pretty unusual for us this early. So maybe we’ll have an early fall and winter here too. I love the changing seasons and of all of them I’m always the most ready for our hot summers to be gone. Have a great Sunday, Ivon. Blessings, N 🙂

    • We are bouncing back, but will have cooler overnight lows, perhaps freezing. My mother tells us she only saw one month that did not have snow in Alberta, July.

      Thank you and take care Natalie.

      • Oh my, that is a very short summer then! Down here July and August drag on endlessly usually setting record numbers of triple digit days. This summer wasn’t as bad as that but it was plenty hot and I hate HOT! But it does make for a much longer growing season than Alberta I’ll bet. 🙂

      • It does. Too much of a good thing i.e. heat wears a person down after awhile.

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