Perhaps we need the gales of life in the same way, though we dislike enduring them."
~ Jane Truax
"In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
~Ecclesiastes (ch. VII, v. 14)
photo source: google images
March is the month to tap the tree sap in the Northeast of America, and the first full moon in March is called "The Sap Moon."
I love the book passage and bible verse I quoted above because I do believe we grow strong when we live through adversity, although sometimes strong winds can grow too strong!
A couple of weeks ago I had to take my cat to my veterinarian in the Bath Beach section of Brooklyn, NY, and while looking for parking I came upon this scene!
We had a day of strong gale winds -- very much the type that can occur in the month of March, but unusual in that they were frequent strong gusts of up between 40 and 60 miles an hour. Many tree limbs were tested, and there were problems in many areas with fallen branches and tree limbs, but obviously this giant tree was uprooted by a strong gust and fell upon a parked car and crushed it!
Luckily no one was hurt, and hopefully insurance will help both the homeowner and car owner re-coup some of their losses.
The entire sidewalk and home's boundary wall was uprooted too!
It made me very grateful for all my blessings, as day to day problems and frustrations seem trivial when you realize how quickly all can be lost in an accident such as this.
I hope seeing these photos make you realize the same, and help you give thanks today also, and may the March winds blow nothing but good things you way!