Crocus Pickwick

Did I just hear a ‘Hallelujah’? Maybe I felt it come from inside me, from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head, because spring has arrived. Though another 6” of snow fell on Friday, the Spring Equinox, it didn’t bother me because I knew we had turned the corner. The corner that one turns and can anticipate something better, something warmer, something brighter: the blue skies extending into evening, the warmth of the sun on my face, stumbling upon the first Crocus or Snowdrop.

I find that spring brings moments of surprise. When you look out the window to see the snow starting to melt and the first flowers are pushing through the cold, frozen ground brings a smile to my face. When that anticipatory thaw begins, joy abounds and the wonder of how that precious, fragile flower can survive such a winter and thrive. It teaches me that not only can this delicate flower grow, but so can I. It becomes my mentor, my teacher. It reminds me there is always hope even through the longest winter.

That spring has sprung is quite invigorating. And whether you’re experiencing spring as we are in the Northeast or not, we can all learn from the tenacity of flowers. Flowers that endure the hardship of a winter we just experienced and how we too can be our brightest and best from the things that challenge us the most.

I hope you can treat yourself to a bunch of daffodils this week, or go on a walk in search of the first flowers breaking ground and be inspired by them. To open yourself up to the lessons flowers teach us and to let their loveliness melt away the cold and snowy layers of winter.

What is the flower you most look forward to seeing in the spring?

Featured image at the top of the post: Crocus Pickwick.

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6 thoughts on “SPRING HAS SPRUNG

  1. Each spring the first flowers appear at my neighbor’s house around a giant oak tree in their front yard – beautiful yellow daffodils and adorable purple flowers. And each year I get so excited to see them. As I drive by every day I look to see if they’ve popped up yet. I can’t wait to see them as I know warm weather will be right around the corner!

  2. It is usually the sea of daffodils I inherited happily with the current house we live in, but two years ago I planted snowdrops by the front step and I found that because they were the VERY first flower to arrive – even when they were surrounded by snowbanks towering over them – they’ve become my new favorite.

  3. Anything green. Anything that has made it through the winter. Particularly sweet, in addition to any flowers nervy enough to poke their heads up through the cold ground, are the trees that start to look fuzzy around the edges of the branches. There suddenly appears a redness and fullness around the crown, indicating that maybe, just maybe, the tree will leaf out at some time in the not too distant future. That tells me that all is well and that things will go on in their natural order. That said, sure do love those dillies.

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