March’s Flower: Breaking New Ground

After storing up a powerhouse of energy and hidden from view, daffodil bulbs send out tiny new bulblets to grow new generations of life.

She was only a young teen waving goodbye to a family she would never see again.  I wondered why her, my grandmother, was the one who was chosen to leave her home, to emerge anew, in a new promised land. 

Why her?  Was she the bravest? The most energetic?  The strongest?  The most optimistic? 

The family stories handed down told of her dark times and of her courage.
The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, struggle to reach the light.
    -----Sandra King
Some Things are Not Yet Seen, But Courage will Sprout

In the bulb there is a flower, in the seed, an apple tree.
In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.
           ------Natalie Sleeth
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
         ----- George Washington
Optimism As New Ground

The most optimistic of flowers,
Daffodils,
Yellowy and profound.
With strength once hidden
Can break new ground.
      -----G. Hill

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Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.
      -----Hosea 10:12
God Waters the Seeds of Hope He Plants in Your Heart
    -----Mandy Pagano

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous as always- I love the scripture as it brings wisdom to these beautiful flowers! Thank you

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    1. I think nature continuously sprouts optimism.

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  2. Bill R says:

    Forcing bulbs in late winter demos the optimism of flowers. They are always ready to give it a go.
    Bill R

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