The First Flowers of Spring

07500015I listen for the sound of my grandson’s school bus, walking around his yard as I wait. It is late March, with the crazy hot-then cold mountain weather. I’m looking for springs first flowers, not to magical ephemeral Clinton’s Lilies or Blood Root that grew on the mountainsides on my childhood, now ruined by the mansions of the rich, nor the spring beauties that clustered near the old bath tub where cattle once drank.- Just simple wild flowers that give me the hope of spring.

I spy a few spikes of tiny white flowers, remembering how they shoot out their seeds when their life cycle finishes early in the summer. Daffodils grow in odd places where farms flourished early in thee century, tiny bluet sprinkle the places that grass will soon overtake.

How wonderful the dandelions look in March, when we will be fussing at them by June. The last of the crocuses are dying, Muscari, the tiny cousins of hyacinths pop up among the tufts of green. I smile, with hope, as I hear the bus coming. Spring WILL be here soon and there will be a lot of work to do!


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    Sandra Bennett said,

    Ever notice how much flowers, trees, and calendars are similar?…They are like maps, guiding us through the year…We need them to keep our Hope going…And generally, they do not fail us…

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    SwittersB said,

    It lifts the spirits a bit!

    • 6

      beebeesworld said,

      My spirit needs lifting, this weird weather is killing what few flowers my neglect from last year didnt finish off!

      • 7

        SwittersB said,

        Oh BeeBee, I so understand. The last several years of neglect on my part has taken my once beautiful yard to a new low. Energy being low and the lack of sunshine makes me slothful. But, these False Springs in the weather and life will pass enough for us to venture out and get some sun on our nose! You are not alone! As always thanks for reaching out in your sweet ways.

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        Marlien said,

        Weeeee, what a quick and easy sonotiul.

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      beebeesworld said,

      My health has prevented the long hours of work I used to find myself accidentally involved in. THE building of houses and giving up on gardens has lost a lot of bees, butterflies, my mantises nd such….grandpa was right, change is rarely for thr better when it comes to the land…beebee

  3. 10

    Lucid Gypsy said,

    Such a hopeful time of year!

  4. 12

    vbholmes said,

    You are so lucky to have tangible signs of Spring in your landscape–ours is white again (fortunately not deep, but with a cold wind and temperature, here to stay for a couple of days). Enjoy your grandson and the coming of Spring, Beebee.

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    beebeesworld said,

    We have had snow again soon, bu expect 60’s over the weekend! beebee

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