30 November 2008

First Sunday Of Advent

This afternoon.
Chinese lanterns in a garden.

Mistletoe growing in a tree and, today, the first Sunday of Advent, flowering, or whatever it is called when this most unnatural of created things bursts into bud.

The tips of the daffodils are through the grass already; the magnolia is in bud; some of the thorn trees are in flower.
All of the allegories we use about spring are about Easter and the Resurrection. For the first time, thanks, presumably, to climate change, the allegories of new growth are visible as we prepare for the coming of our Saviour.

It works.

And here, thanks to Cathcon, are the ladies from gloria.tv singing Rorate Caeli Desuper.

1 comment:

Shepherd said...

One of the most beautiful presentations of this glorious hymn.