11 January 2013

The First Flowers

Almost five years ago, when I first started blogging, a friend ran a series on her blog called "Wildflowers in Winter."  Near the end, if I recall, she hosted a hunt to see which of her readers could find the first wildflower blooming in spring.

She invited me along on her hunt, and a cloudy spring day found my friend, her two children, and me in the middle of a brown field between the highway and a hotel, searching for spots of purple.

And find them we did.  I even drew one, with my limited skills.

So today, when I saw the first tiny flowers poking out of the grass, I remembered my friend with fond delight.

1 comment:

  1. Yippee! You found it, a little bit of sky blue promise. Our good God cares for His children like the lilies of the field, even in January. I think you win the prize for the first wildflower of the year.

    I am taking my watercolors and sketch book out with me today in search of flowers this January too, but it doesn't feel like winter.


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