Life, growth, decline~

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I like to follow Ann Voskamp’s ‘1,000 Gifts’. This title is from the prompts for today.

In Alaska, summer is fast and furious. I took the above photo in June and you can see each part of the seasons clearly. There are geraniums blooming, the leaves dying, and iris starting. Of all the flowers out last month, many of them are gone today, near the middle of July. Verdant growth is spiraling into a crescendo that will end with the shimmer of golds in falling leaves. I am always thankful for seasons. In the states (what Alaskans commonly call the Lower 48), seasons last for months. Almost too long to actually appreciate them. In the north, we don’t take them for granted, they are often too short. They are a vivid blessing and gift bursting with life, growth, and decline.

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