March 20, 2010

Vernal Equinox

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Today is the first day of Spring !


Near our home, there is a hillside

that will soon be alive with blooms.

It stretches up from the frontage road, near the freeway on-ramp.

Most of the wonder of this hillside goes unnoticed

by the drivers rushing by.



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One day, last Spring,

I stopped my car

and hiked up the hill,

camera in hand.

Within an area the size of my bedroom,

I found 10 varieties of wildflowers



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Nothing, and I mean nothing,

that I could paint, sculpt, or design


could ever draw near to the majesty

of Our Father's most insignificant creations.


It's like I got a little glimpse of Heaven.


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5 comments:

The Chrissy Herself said...

You're like a modern day Darwin :-)

Lynnie said...

A field of flowers ... a gift from heaven. What a an uplifting joy for you to see. Thanks for taking the time to stop and take pictures. Thanks for giving me the hope of spring! Everything is covered with snow where I am. I love love love flowers! It's a big reason why I learned floral design. ... Enjoy your spring!

Zach O. said...

have you ever been to the wildflower farm? it's on that same road out of fredericksburg that you take to go to luckenbach. (p.s. my welcome to spring was a drive in the pouring rain and hail this morning. my shoes and socks are still wet about six hours later)

Brittany said...

I love wildflowers! That field you're talking about does always have natural beauty, and I love the cows/longhorns there too. I'm welcoming spring in 29 degree weather that is donning ice, snow and wind! Betcha wish you were here :-)

Steve said...

Those are very pretty pictures. Makes me want for spring time. Britt, it's in the mid 30's here tonight. I'm freezing.
But it will be hot soon enough.

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