As the blessing of Easter approaches I find this single flower and its accompanying bud embody the power of the message of spring. Beauty is upon us and promise beckons.
Listen, everyone has a chance.
Is it spring, is it morning? ~Mary Oliver
I need not search far for beauty. It is on every corner, every doorstep, every heart.
Steep me in green. I will drink deeply from its well.
Let the delicate beauty of the coral bells ring in concert with my heart.
Iris, where hast thou been? Speak to us of your travels under the Earth and beyond.
It is with easy grace I embrace the lacy joy of the spirea.
A smirk upon my face knowing this is an unadorned geranium.
At a safe distance I treasure the euphorbia, never forgetting its power to do me ill. Oh, yes.
lady bank roses
when faces called flowers float out of the ground
and breathing is wishing and wishing is having-
but keeping is downward and doubting and never
-it’s april (yes, april, my darling) it’s spring! ~ e.e. cummings
Delirious, I give thanks for the glorious beauty in which I find myself. Go out into your gardens, dear readers, into your parks, your meadows, beaches and forests and draw from the grace you find there on Easter Sunday. It is your gift from our Creator, who has created all of that–and you.
Love and Easter blessings,
Book News: Rhododendron lovers, please join me as I serve as Celebrity Guest Judge April 30th at the John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show and Plant Sale on the coast of Mendocino. Info here.
Posted on April 23rd, 2011 by Kathryn
Filed under: Plants