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Nights, summer, winters, and years pass: "for night and day, month and year ran shapelessly together," a description that reflects the text's concern with both the passage and perception of time. The only sound in the abandoned house is lightning. In spring flowers bloom, even though no one is there to witness them.
Nature creates tension. Despite the deaths of Mrs. Ramsay, Prue, and Andrew, life continues, fleeting. The trees, which represent life, love, and connection, face the house, "beholding nothing." All remains empty and hollow.