Beginning to Bloom

Day eight of our photo journey …

When we moved, it felt at times as if our lives had been uprooted, right down to the flower bulbs we planted early in the Spring.

For weeks after we transplanted them, the leaves of the flowers looked brown and wilted. We were certain that they would die, but we just didn’t have the heart to dig them back up again.

Day after day I watched for signs of life, but it was really starting to look as if they didn’t survive the move. Over time, I forgot about them.

This evening, sitting in my old rocking chair on the porch . . .

I happened to look over . . .

Flower Beginning to Bloom!

Imagine my surprise to see that not only had they survived, but they were actually beginning to bloom!

Heck, I don’t even know what this flower is called, but I reckon if this flower can survive, and actually flourish, so can we.

Cricket Walker

(6) Comments

  1. Les
    LesJul 23, 2007

    Your photo journal appears to confirm the quote of Joan Baez that “action is the antidote to despair”. It provides a blessing to read every day. Thank You.

  2. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerJul 23, 2007

    Les, who would have ever dreamed, that something as simple as a promise to take at least one picture a day, could make such a difference?

  3. Carolyn
    CarolynJul 24, 2007

    That one amazing photo has convinced me to break out my paintbrushes and canvases. This will be the first painting in 3 years – I’m so excited, thank you!

  4. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerJul 24, 2007

    I can’t wait to see the results Carolyn! 🙂

  5. Pam
    PamJul 25, 2007

    I am especially partial to flowers. It is gorgeous. Isn’t that canna lilies?

  6. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerJul 25, 2007

    Hi Pam! I have no idea what they are but they do look similar to the flowers that you mentioned. Once they open all the way I might have a better idea. Either way, I love their colors!

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