text and images britt-arnhild
Yesterday I wrote a post over in The Blue Garden about the first sun rays playing hide and seek in our garden after weeks away. We live south of the Arctic Circle, which means that we have sun all through the winter. The sun is very low though, and can be seen for only a short time. The House in the Woods is situated on a north faced hill, which means that there are a few weeks when the sun hides too well to shine though our windows.
But now it is back, for a short time it shines brightly and playful through my studio window, it has reached the wall in The Blue Garden,
and this morning, when we dressed in warm winter coats, scarves and hats to walk through the ice cold morning to church, it was shining through the small window in our hallway.
Just a tiny stripe of light, falling on the poinsetta and a miniature quilt,
but what a pang of joy and love of life it gave me!
We followed the sun rays,
from the miniature quilt and the poinsetta,
all the way to Kolstad church,
where today´s reading and preaching was about Jesus, God´s image to the world.