Last spring was warm and dry. Day after day of sun. The leaves on trees unfolded in April, instead of the middle of May, which is the norm around here. So unlike this spring, with day after day of relentless rain.
My trip to Tucson led to a wonderful drive back to Chicago. I picked up my son, who was with friends in Phoenix, and his dog (little miss "M") and we drove north to Escalante, Utah to see my dad. The photo in my header was taken from the deck of his house, a sunrise that led to a beautiful day in the canyon lands of southern Utah. We stayed with my dad for a couple of days and then drove north to Salt Lake City where we saw a few more family members, and then in a straight through push we drove to Chicago. My son and I had a great trip together.
With rain predicted here until Thursday, and then more rain for the upcoming weekend, it seems that this photo of the sun is all I'm going to have for awhile. I can only hope that all this rain is going to lead to a beautiful May.
The truth is, last spring, while there was a lot of sunny weather, my heart was heavy. I had so many decisions to make and no real sense of direction. What to do? But this year, while spring weather is rainy, stormy, and sometimes dangerous, my heart is light and my spirit delights in the direction my life is going.