Wednesday, 10 April 2013

April showers...




The morning view from my bedroom window

...of snow, between spells of brilliant sunshine and blue, blue skies. Just back from Sweden! We had stunning views flying in and out of Stockholm: water criss-crossed with ice (the cracks in which caught the Sun's light as we flew over, as though little silver salamanders were scuttling along beneath us); a patchwork of snow, green grass and brown earth on the land. If I were of a flowery literary bent I'd write of the fecund cusp between winter and spring, but perhaps not... On my flight home I was treated to the company of a bright Sun-Dog running along the clouds beside the plane - and if you click on the link you'll see the famous Sun-Dog painting in Stockholm Cathedral, which we saw, and can read all about it. Assuming you've nothing better to do. But then, if you had, you wouldn't have read this far anyway...

We stayed at Marielund  (do look at the lovely pictures on their site), the Catholic diocesan centre. The workshop went well (I think! Some generous feedback anyway) and we had a lovely, wise and dedicated group of spiritual directors-in-training to work with. It was good to reconnect with old friends and see some more of Stockholm too. A great few days!

Morning light in the house chapel...







Evening light in the church...






A warm setting for bedtime tea and cake. I love Swedish hospitality!




2 comments:

  1. "the fecund cusp between winter and spring"

    I way like that.

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