I'm feeling a bit strung out. Lots of stresses, not so much humor, and while it is true that we can always find something to be grateful for, it's been a hard winter. I've learned a lot...mostly that I am not in control. So, this picture of a vineyard in winter means a great deal to me.
It is my view called "hope." These vines don't look so good. The are just hanging there, brown and scraggly, and in need of pruning--ouch! Even in this state, they still carry the hope of growth and leaves and fruit. Spring and summer will tell.
It is fun to think about the possible fruit of the pruning, and stress and long wintering in my life. I'd like to view the thick green leaves, and the heavy flavor-laden grapes.
Yet, right now, I'm only seeing an image of hope, and hard believing in the words that, "Hope does not disappoint!"