The signs of the passage of time are all around us, all year long. To choose only a few, when I see them everywhere, was difficult. These four typify it for me, however. At least, today, in this moment, they do. Which is, itself, a sign that my mind, like the seasons, is changeable.
Shortly before the Vernal Equinox, they join the Snowdrops. Crocuses, cheerfully yellow next to last year`s leaves, open their faces next to the signs of tulips and daffodils.
As we come into Mid-Summer, at the Summer Solstice, signs of life abound in joyous profusion. This Briar Rose shares space with the first signs of a Briar Rose to come.
The week of the Autumnal Equinox has seen many crops fully ripen and harvested. These apples are a sign of plenty, healthy food that will be stored in cold cellars for the the months to come.
As Mid-Winter approaches, the days become increasingly dark until at the Winter Solstice, the longest night will be a sign of the return of the sun. These mushrooms thrive in the detritus that is a sign of the dying year.
Life is full of signs, humanity no less than nature. Life is one endless cycle that exists within signs of the old and signs of the new; signs of the passage of the convenience we call time.
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