Thursday, April 21, 2011

In Every Leaf

Today, I went in search of Spring in my garden.
So much still looks dead and dormant -- some shadier spots are even under snow.

-- Happily --
I found some cheeky crocuses
daring to rise against the odds and declare that,
"Yes, Spring is here, you may take hope!"

Many around the world gather this weekend
to celebrate and remember the crucifixion,
death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I'm reminded of a thought attributed
to a Believer of another century:

"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection,
not in books alone,
but in every leaf in springtime."
~ Martin Luther

Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places!


  1. Yes, I found a few as well...glimpses of warmer days and bigger blossoms. I have no crocuses, though I do have grape hyacinths and daffodils. And I did think of promises... Sweet post and sweet new look here.

  2. I feel very lucky to live in NC. Today, I planted my tomatoes, basil, sweet peppers and parsley. Tomorrow I am planting seeds for squash, green beans, carrots, beets, radishes and lettuce...

    Happy Easter.

  3. Hello Brenda, greetings from Georgia! How wonderful to see your beautiful little crocuses peaking through the soil, and reaching toward the sun. It seems like Spring has been delayed in many parts of the country this year. When it finally comes I think it is going to be a very vibrant and beautiful one! I hope you have a lovely evening. Delisa :)

  4. it's true spring does remind one of the resurrection...I found many wildflowers blooming in our barren desert hills today-will blog about them tomorrow with photos.

  5. Vee, I love grape hyacinths and daffodils too. Our daffys come up later... always think of Wordsworth's poem on daffodils this time of year.

    Penny, I can only imagine that you can already plant your tomatoes, basil, etc. How lovely to think it. Not sure why, but Canada is experiencing the toe-dragging of Spring across the country.

    Delisa, how lovely to find your comments... all the way from Georgia!

    Lin, there is something most beautiful about wildflowers in barren desert hills. I've never seen it in 'real' life, only in photos. I think I like their courage to bloom in such a seemingly unlikely spot. Gives us courage to do the same when we find ourselves in such a barren space.

  6. So true! I am so lucky to live where the weather is mild much of the time; I've had roses in bloom for awhile and other flowers are popping up everywhere. It's such a thrill to see color in the yard again. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such kind comments. I hope you have a happy Easter weekend!

  7. I had a crocus (one) and a few dismally small and limp daffodils show themselves a week or so ago. They are gone, and nothing in their places.

    Just way too much rain here and not enough sunlight, I surmise.

    Wishing you an blessed Resurrection Sunday and Easter season. He lives!

  8. How wonderful to see some colour!! Not even a peek of a hardy dandy over here. Maybe I'll have to plant some crocuses this year.


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