The pussy willows popped out early this year during a premature but short-lived warm spell, and have since seemed to be somewhat frozen in time as they wait for the warm weather to return. I happened upon these while I was walking along a stream stalking an otter, who I’m pretty sure was laughing at my clumsy attempts to avoid detection. He wasn’t interested in having his picture taken. These spring beauties were much more obliging, however, and I was happy to come home from my photographic ramblings not entirely empty-handed!
Sometimes we do not get exactly what we want, but there is always something good and beautiful to be found in the midst of failure or disappointment—if we believe and are willing to open our eyes and look for it.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.“ (Romans 8:28)