Friday, February 22, 2013

Something infinitely healing

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as 
long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- 
the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." 

It is cold, wet, and dreary.  
February - the shortest month - always seems the longest.
The crocus, the hyacinth, the daffodil - have told me that 
Spring will come - that it will be worth the wait.

Today the snowdrop joined the chorus.

And this bloom - on an unidentified early blooming tree by the side of the road -
called to me.  It wasn't much to look at from a distance.
But if I look at it close-up it's as if Spring is already here.

I am linking up for the first time with Tootsie's Flaunt your Flowers for Fertilizer Friday.


Casa Mariposa said...

I love that you already have flowers blooming. Spring can't come fast enough!

Donna said...

Ginny how tremendous that you have blooms. I am reading Silent Spring for a special post near Earth Day...such a wonderful quote. Thank you for this lovely post as I needed it.

PlantPostings said...

Thanks for the hopeful message, Ginny! I agree, February seems the longest month, followed by March for those of us in the north. I really appreciate hearing that plants are blooming not too far away! said...

I read Silent Spring way back in college. It helped set a direction in life and for the environment for me. Such an insightful book. Your photos of blooms are beautiful, Ginny. Spring is such a season of NEW!

Karen said...

Ginny, the blooms are so beautiful and just what I needed on this snowy February day. Around here we have one more month to get through and then things will change for the better, Spring is right around the corner.