Thank you for the blue

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings

(the first blue sky we’ve seen in ages / Julie Cook / 2015)

Months of empty cold grey nothingness. . .
My heart is lain heavy within me

Rain after rain after rain. . .
I’ve almost forgotten how to look up

Ice, sleet, freezing rain. . .
Bundled up hurrying, racing from out to in

Snow showers this morning. . .
Which have given way to a long forgotten and
Glorious blue sky. . .

In all of my woefulness and sorrow
In all of my frustration and worry
In all of my busyness and hurriedness
A small reminder appears. . .the sky, a bird. . .
“I am here my love”, now tenderly whispered
Reminding me that You are truly, ever-present
As it seems I have forgotten how to give thanks. . .



(the joy of seeing a bluebird / Julie Cook /2015)

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1-3

7 comments on “Thank you for the blue

  1. Lynda says:

    Julie, your photos are amazing! God speaks to us through creation and we are truly blessed.

  2. Melissa says:

    Your soul is beautiful!!!

  3. I am so thankful for beautiful sunny weather, the cold, snow and ice are gone and I am so glad!! Love your sky photo and the blue birdshots are amazing!! Enjoy your weekend! Big hugs! Michael

  4. Yay! At long last a sight of the blue heavens. It’s such a comforting thing after a long absence. That has always been one of my favorite e.e. cummings poems. I use it frequently myself. And I so wish we had bluebirds! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  5. lljostes says:

    Joy! Joy! Joy!

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