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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

April Showers Brought May Flowers









Spring is such a period of transition, and I am feeling it inside and out.  Change is a constant in this life, but it's something I can never seem to get quite comfortable with. So much in our lives is in a state of flux at the moment.  I am trying to learn to face change and uncertainty with hopeful anticipation rather than fear and dread.  Change can be a good thing - as is evidenced by these wonderful wildflowers.  Perhaps we are just entering another season in our lives, and every season has its delights.

Yes. This is how I will think about this.

13 comments:

Penny said...

How lovely to see these brave flowers peeking out, just at the very time you need them. Sending you 'hope' and 'strength' for whenever you need them.

Valerianna said...

Oh, I know... change can be challenging to embrace. Good luck with whatever is brewing, and lovely to see the flowers. We are sort of getting spring, but its been mighty chilly of late! Still burning fires in the wood stove once a day. Take care!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Lovely pictures Starr and nice to see that flowers are blooming for you. Still cool and chilly here but at least the crocuses are out. Big changes happening on my end too. Am daily thinking of the quote: Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. Hope everything will work out well for you. Take care.

Renata's arts and crafts said...

This are lovely pictures and when you look at those fragile yet very strong flower you see only the positive part of any change . Or so I hope ....

Jeri Landers said...

Wildflowers are the best aren't they?! So delicate and yet independent. Whatever change you are experiencing, my best thoughts are with you. I love the quote above from Jenny Penny Poppy and your little mushroom beneath is just perfect... you have a lot of models in your woods, I think.

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Change stretches us in so many ways. It's lovely that you have such beautiful examples in your woods. Channel your inner wildflower? Wishing you peace.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Finally I can view your lovely flowers and say Spring has arrived in Northern Indiana and flowers are blooming here too!

No matter what challenge of change you are facing, meet it head on with anticipation of learning what new path your life will take. Look to the sun. Isn't it bright. A symbol of Hope for what tomorrow will bring.

Be HAppy
xx, Carol

Valerie Gardiner said...

Hello Starr I've been wondering where you were,and I hope all the changes in your life are for the good. Challenges always come along when we least expect them and we come out stronger after we face them. I love your wildflowers, especially the tiny iris just holding it's head above the forest floor.xxx

margaret said...

so much is happening in your woods at the moment Starr, i can picture you both sitting and strolling about in the woods feasting on the beauty of all that is growing.
Change is hard, since I have got old I hate it too but I am sure you will come to terms with whatever the change brings, will have you in my prayers, take care.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely pictures:) I have one small flower that didn't bloom last year but this year it has bravely put on the best show ever...a sweet little blue primrose. Spring is finally here:)

Hopefully the changes you are facing are for the best. Hang in there.

Wynette Vass said...

The beauty of wildflowers is extraordinary. I am now seeing the daffodils and tulips blooming in my neck of the woods. It's amazing how daffodils bloom no matter what the weather above ground is brewing.

Change is hard, especially the beginning and middle, but the end results can be the best. I have always looked at change as an obstacle that fate has placed before me and it is up to myself to conquer and mold it into what is best for me and my loved ones. You can do this, you are a strong lady.

Wishing you the best and sending you vibes of strength...Wynette

Suztats said...

Change is the one constant in life......so the saying goes. Lovely to see the wildflowers blooming. Here, the daffs and tulips are in bloom (or almost!)and spring is one change I look forward to each year as it's a re-birth of life, a beginning of warmth and more sunshine.
Other changes arrive without anticipation, though, but still must be faced. Some are very challenging, and test one's strength and faith. As much as we may want to, we cannot run away and hide.
Being in a state of flux is stressful. I hope whatever changes are in view turn out to be positives. Hugs

barbara cecelia said...

Wildflowers add such depth and dimension to our woods -- and to our soul -- barbara