Spring Unfurls

FullSizeRenderIt’s easy to dismiss the quiet wonder of spring, the shy unrolling of a fern frond or a thickly bunched rose leaf bursting from a hard brown stem.FullSizeRender

Hidden among the dead brown of winter’s remains, the jeweled chalice of a Lady’s Mantle leaf cradles a drop of water and reflects the sky for anyone who cares to bend down and look closely.                                                                            FullSizeRenderUnfurling is a fierce yet subtle process. Shoots pierce tough stems and hard ground, insisting without words that life will go on . . .FullSizeRender. . . And then shouting that belief in glorious, riotous displays that can’t be denied.FullSizeRenderBright blue Scilla unfurl against a mighty oak tree, confident the tree’s powerful solidity only enhances their own frailty and draws the eye down to their swaying beauty.

FullSizeRenderSpring is unfurling here in zone 4b.  And I wanted you to see it.

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