Gift #808: Spring wildflowers

There’s something so rejuvenating about being in the forest at the beginning of spring.  Of course, the woods are a wonderful place year-round, but it’s a special kind of atmosphere when the world around you is on the cusp of spring.

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There’s an air of expectation as life seeps back into the plants and spills over into new leaves and flowers.  Moss turns vibrant green and carpets the floor again, providing a soft cover for the new plants and tender flowers that sprout up.

 

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Finding the first wildflowers of the year is like a treasure and each tender blossom is a jewel glistening against the green of new leaves and the brown of spent ones.   These tiny pink flowers dotted the trails and forest floor with sparkling brilliance.

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The first of the trillium has come up to.  They haven’t bloomed yet, but wait with anticipation.  Sometimes spring is an exercise in patience; in savoring the process as well as the outcome.

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And sometimes you can find joy in the most ordinary of circumstances, and whimsy in the most unexpected of places…. like a tree trunk.  Is that a fairy door perhaps?

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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