Monday, April 4, 2011

Thankful in April...Spring Flowers


I love spring flowers!

I'm thankful for spring flowers in general and in specific, very specific. I'm especially delighted by the crocus and snowdrops that grow in tiny plots of land on the streets of Manhattan. I loved the wild fields of daffodils that grew on the New England hillsides when I was in college. But these hardy tough little flowers practically growing out of the concrete are a testimony that spring and growth can come out of the most improbable places. I'm also thankful for those who bent over these bits of earth and planted the bulbs last fall. What faith!

Thank you to all who act in faith and bring us the beauty of the spring.   

8 comments:

Mildred said...

What a sweet surprise tucked in among all the concrete. Happy Spring.

Debra said...

These are beautiful little flowers and a multitude of messages can be found in their ability to grow almost out of the concrete!

Great to hear from you!
Blessings,
Debra

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks for sharing your little bit of Spring there. We are still waiting here. Slowly our temps are creeping up so hopefully soon. Springtime is a message of hope for sure.

Sybil said...

I too love the spring flowers. They are such string wee things. when you look at how fragile they appear and yet they make it up through frozen ground, cracks in pavemenets, It shoudl be a lesson to all of us never to give up...We woould be much the poorer if they did..
Love Sybil xx

Marydon said...

Sweet Carol, they are wonderful signs of spring, if EVER the winter loses its grip!

Hope all is well with you, miss you.
Thank you for the lovely card, we both appreciate you.
Hugs,
Marydon

Hollie said...

I love Spring flowers too!!! Re-Birth!!!

LDH said...

What a sweet photo of the early spring flowers. It must have been delightful passing then as you were walking. Thanks for taking the time to snap a photo to share!

Lynda said...

What a wonderful bonus to a beautiful spring day to find nature in the midst of the man-made concrete jungle! Thanks for the pretty pic.