A to Z V is for Springtime!


I am borrowing from Tolkien simply because it is April 23rd and the weather has not quite chosen direction. The wind blows glorious clouds through a turbulent sky, and yet the sun peaks above it in an anxious beckoning. All the signs of new life bud, the dogwood trees burst color, the apple and pear are summoning the bees. Peas are at their rows of wicker, ready to climb and the heavens kiss them with heavy dew.



Vána is Middle Earth’s answer to sadness.  ‘The Ever young’, an eternally youthful spirit of the Valar who is happiest when the crocuses play peek a boo, the birds sing, and gardens thrive.

I love to see her face. She tells me the darkest hour has faded into dawn, that winter’s cold grave has melted into the tender flesh of a child and that through all the grief and sadness of what we mourn behind us, a brilliant light of life shines ahead


Photo by Grace Turner

About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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8 Responses to A to Z V is for Springtime!

  1. Beautiful post, I love the second picture especially, you can almost feel the warmth of the sun looking at it and the tickle of the spring breeze.
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  2. I find myself appreciating the beauty and eruption of life in Spring more and more as I get older. I love the bright chill of a Winter’s day, but there is something hearty and full about proper Spring sunshine 🙂
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  3. A ‘period’ picture with a timeless theme. something I always enjoy

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