Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring

Here's a picture of my sweet granddaughter Kendall enjoying the fragrance and beauty of these lovely Springtime flowers at the Norfolk Zoo.  Most of us enjoy flowers and the beautiful blossoms of spring with their glorious colors are especially welcome after the bare-bone browns of winter.  When I was a mere 18 years old, I described my delight with Spring in a short, simple poem:

There's nothing like a day in Spring;
Such happiness that day can bring.
The warmeth of sunshine upon the face
Seems all of winter's cold to erase.
 
The heart fairly bursts with the joy of living
As it seems to mankind nature is giving
A glimpse of the beauty she has in store --
Springtime is but a peek through the door.
 
Just in the last two days, green leaves have popped out on the trees and purple Iris are blooming in my flower bed.  I've always loved Spring -- as evidenced by the poem I wrote many decades ago.  It's always been my favorite season of the year (yes, in spite of the pollen!).
 
God Himself is pleased when we enjoy His amazing offerings of beauty.  It was on the third day of His creation of this very earth that He created beautiful flowers.  In Genesis we see where God said, "'Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.'  And it was so...  And God saw that it was good." 
 
Thank you, O Lord God, for the beauty of this earth that you have given for us to enjoy.


1 comment:

Lou Ann said...

Spring is just beginning over here, and we are loving it. I think God wants us to enjoy His "new" buds and flowers each year, one of the reasons He created the seasons!