The best part about a slow but certain spring is noticing the smallest of changes occurring over the course of a short period, even in the 24 hours of a day. Have you noticed what is waking up in your garden? Even if it is slow to start, there is so much activity and growth taking place. Just notice how the grass turns its rich, deep green and the trees’ branches puffed up with buds that brighten this dreary April morning.
This slow but sure change is the wonderful part about spring. And if you aren’t paying attention, you’ll miss out on the simplest of these changes. The words of Richard Paul Evans convince me of these graces of spring. “Grace surrounds us, whirls about us like the wind, falls on us like rain. Grace sustains us on our journeys, no matter how perilous they may be and, make no mistake, they are all perilous. We need not hope for grace, we merely need to open our eyes to its abundance. Grace is all around us, not just in the hopeful future but in the miracle of now.”
Spring is happening. It is all around us. Look at the miracle of these amazing changes we see.
P.S. April garden tips abound, there are plenty of searchables in the archives. But here are a couple of recent ones. In case you missed last Thursday’s tips, we should be getting past pruning and clean-up and into planning and planting soon. http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2013/04/three-tips-for-thursday.html And for all the green grass lovers out there, here is one from earlier this April. The Lilacs are ready to bloom soon. http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2013/04/loving-green.html
An Apricot Tree in Blossom -Image by Ann Bilowz ©
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