Tuesday, October 25, 2022

October 25--Flowering

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.  --Henri Matisse

    Yesterday when I was walking Barney in the neighborhood, I noticed a crack in the middle of a sidewalk section where there were blades of grass peeking through. We should all have the perseverance of the seeds that sprout through cracks in the most dismal of conditions! And yes, some of those "weeds" even produce flowers. 
    If you are a parent or grandparent, you have probably been gifted with a "flower" bouquet presented by little hands and a big smile of love. Praise life that little ones will always find flowers no matter how barren their surroundings may seem!
    For many decades as a gardener, I've noted in the description of some plants: "flowers insignificant." For example, one generally plants hostas for the foliage, and the flowers are not that impressive. However! Flowering to me indicates plant health, so whether the flowers are lovely or not really doesn't matter. Plants are meant to flower. 
    So are humans!

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