In an attempt to catch up, I am posting my pics for the theme of abundance before the 11th hour next Thursday. I took them both yesterday (Feb. 26).
The first pic is a limited view of our backyard as seen from a window in our back porch. You can see the ice and frost have practically obscured the view.
The second pic is a wide-open view of our backyard with the National Heritage site of the “Esterhazy Flour Mill” in the background. The grooves in the snow are pathways snow-blowered out by my husband, so our three little Shih Tzus can run around the yard on the days when it is not too cold for them.
To give you some perspective, the little bit of dark showing out of the snow to the left of the center path is our fire pit. Even more amazing is, we had a thaw and mild temperatures last week. There was almost half as much again of snow on the ground before the thaw. Now that’s abundance!
As for the fantasy aspects of this story, I had the thought of a story about someone who felt limited and trapped in their life. The pic of the window is symbolic of how they limit their view of the world. As they struggle with their concepts, one morning they look out the window and see all the paths magically appearing. The protagonist didn’t feel he could get out at all because of the depth of the snow, but because he started clearing up his concepts, his mind provided paths for him to leave…and return (which was one of his fears). It would take a lot of work to make it readable, but it’s an interesting theory, especially concerning how our mind can actually create opportunities for us.
How about you? Do you have any stories in your mind (or in real life) about all this snow?