It was definitely feeling like Spring today...
The crocuses were popping up all over the front yard!
I hope these gave you a smile today. I never tire of seeing the crocuses pop up after a long winter. They spear right through the layer of decaying leaves and spread their delicate petals to the sun. For me, they are a radiant sign of hope. Life will always return, no matter how desolate earth looks in the dead of winter. Nature is like that. It tears down, sometimes completely. But it rebuilds.
It has been a difficult winter. So much has happened here and around the world, and winter has ended with such terrible tragedy in Japan. A week later, it is still hard for me to talk about it. My heart goes out to those who have suffered. Lives have been lost, so many have been hurt and left homeless. And living on the opposite side of the world, it is easy to feel impotent and powerless to help. But we can help. Our donations of supplies, money and time are like the crocuses. They bring hope.