Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fair Maids of February



Little signs of spring are starting to show in the winter garden. Tiny shoots of green crocus, daffodils, and tulips are poking gingerly through the earth. It will be a few more weeks before they are brave enough to show their pretty faces, but one little flower is unconcerned with the gray skies and fresh fallen snow. Yesterday I discovered tiny snowdrops, their pure white faces nestled among green sprigs on the chocolate earth. They are the "Fair Maids of February", starring as the first blossoms of the new year. They hold promise of life and hope and joy amidst the bleak reports and forecasts we hear in the news. No matter what the chaos of the world, flowers are God's promise that He creates all things new and that He is in charge of the world.

9 comments:

  1. I spotted snowdrops this week too. So exciting!

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  2. I don't think I have ever actually saw a snowdrop but think they are so pretty. I like the picture you posted. Did you do the drawing? It's lovely

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  3. yes they are indeed

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  4. I love the snowdrops. They really do point to our Creator, don't they.
    Happy Almost Spring!

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  5. HE is in control--beautiful post--Can I ask did you do the drawing?
    Spring is on it's way---we had beautiful sunshine today...I so enjoyed it.
    Deby

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  6. Snowdrops? I hear about them, but have never seen any. I'd be delighted with a February Flower, but can't imagine them blooming here before March or April.

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  7. I love your nature notebook xoxox Clarice

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  8. I have just started blogging and yours is one of my favorites!

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  9. I have had the opportunity to live in a number of places in my over 40 year marriage. In the midwest it is still very cold as I recall - in Texas Spring arrived in February and the air smelled like fresh earth. I loved the bluebonnets. In Virginia where I am from it was damp and coldy in February. In Colorado winter hasn't really come yet. We get the most snow in March and April. Each place has it's own beauty!

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