We had a very cold winter this past season. It was among the snowiest too that I can remember. According to the weather almanac, this past winter in Des Moines set some records in snowfall.
In the 15 years that we have lived here in Iowa, this last one was the most brutal winter we’ve experienced.
But winter is gone. Everything is forgotten. Above photo is our front yard in mid March when snow and ice were beginning to thaw.
Here it is today:
Life is like seasons. You may be undergoing harsh winter now, yet keep in mind that winter will not last forever. Life will flourish again.
Just like what the song “Leaves” of Ben and Ben (a Filipino indie/pop band) says:
Leaves will soon grow from the bareness of trees,
And all will be alright in time,
From waves overgrown come the calmest of seas,
And all will be alright in time.
In this case, flowers grew too from the bareness of trees. Yes, we will be alright in time.
(*photos taken with an iPhone)
Here’s the official lyrics video of the song “Leaves.”
I’m a Filipina moving to Iowa soon and I enjoy reading your blog! It gives me a glimpse of a place I will soon call home. I have never been to Iowa and your blog paints a good perspective for a Filipino relocating to an unknown city.
Oooh a Pinay transplant in Iowa! It may be a culture shock at first depending where you’re coming from and where you’ll be settling. But there are some Filipinos here, not many, but still can be of support when you have that hankering of home. I offer my sincerest welcome to you to this strange place. And if you need a Pinoy to talk to, ask any question, or need help, I’m a blog click away.