Friday, March 16, 2012

~After the Rain~

There is nothing more beautiful than a full day of storms: wind, rain, gusts, gales and hail.

                                            Followed by . . .
                                                                                                a new morning.
Where sunlight breaks through the clouds . . .

 and tempts the buds to open.

 I couldn't resist an early walk through the garden this morning- still in my pajamas; camera in tow. 
This is the best time of year for gardening dreams- all those outdoor months are stretched ahead and I can tell myself I have all the time in the world to make them come true!
Yes, there are places all over beginning to burst with life.

 And nothing is more fresh and exuberant than the smell of the air 
still damp but clear. . .

 or the newness and depth of the colors soaked with rain and sunlight.

 All sorts of beauty just popping up everywhere!
Now if only the sun will stay awhile so some real poking about can begin!

 And speaking of poking- 
I've had this orchid for over seven years, and it never bloomed again after I had brought it home. 
There were so many times I wanted to give up on it, but I've been patient and hopeful- after all, the leaves still were green and pretty! Then suddenly, three months ago I noticed the beginning of a new stem, and it has grown steadily since  . . . and now, this very morning the first bud has opened!
Maybe God is trying to say something here?

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend filled with unexpected surprises and 
lot' o green!



  1. Such a treat to see all the sweet blooms and color in your garden. Oh, the orchid has bloomed! I am thrilled to see it. Yes, you have been very patient. I thought the same exact thing about what God might me telling you. And thank you for the idea of the primrose inside. Some of mine are a little worse for all the rain and they will brighten up the house while they recover.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all!

  2. i love how God speaks to us through nature, don't you? and that orchid opening up for you is such a gift from Him. a promise that new life is springing up all around you!!

  3. That is so neat about your Orchid.
    I know you are right, that God is giving you blooms all over to bring spring-time to your heart!
    I love all the green you are seeing!
    We have small bits of green here, but still mainly brown and white:(
    A VERY Blessed St. Paddy's Day to you and yours my Friend!


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