#107 – Waiting for Real Spring

Spring-2018
Rockway Gardens, May 17, 2018

I love this photo of yellow spring flowers planted thick, one of them even falling over!  To my eye, this is “real spring” in southwestern Ontario. We need to wait a couple more weeks for it, at least according to last year’s schedule.

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Rockway Gardens, April 30, 2019

In the meantime, I find these stark purple and white crocuses just as satisfying – maybe more so. It’s fun to watch bulbs bursting forth in unexpected places.The bench speaks to me of welcome and warmth and promise in days to come. The photos together assure me that not every week in May will be chill and rainy. And amazingly, by early evening, warmth and sun have returned, new bulbs have burst forth, and new flowers are blooming.

Questions for Reflection:

  1. Do you prefer the beauty of cultivated beds of spring flowers, or the surprise of bulbs springing up in unexpected places?   Why?
  2. What assures you that not every week in May will be chill and rainy?

Next Week: TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “#107 – Waiting for Real Spring

  1. One word…. Forsythia! I feel a palpable sense of relief when I see the first yellow….. And, besides that, I love the way the spring bulbs get randomized and scattered by squirrels and other animals as well as their unpredictable multiplying nature. Although I welcome their first appearance, I acknowledge feeling some stress, for example, this year, when they poked up in February against the house…. that they would be killed and not reappear. Of course they did, with a few frost-scarred leaves…. I can’t say enough about how important the first signs of spring are to me, to instilling hope and new energy! It is one of the many blessings that I count {twice}

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  2. I thought that yesterday,the 30th, here in Souderton was probably the pleasantly warmest day this spring, the flowering trees and daily greening of the trees just beautiful! At 82 I am touched – as renewal & life is so apparent.

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