Saturday, April 04, 2009

miracles happen

The desert soil is barren save the few plants that can survive months without water, scorching heat, blistering winds, and bitter cold. The ground is hard, rocky, sandy and bleached white, lacking the mulch and organic debris that enriches most soil. Cactus lives all year on the few rain storms that come through the desert landscape. And then Spring comes along.

Every year in the spring an almost rebellious display happens on the desert floor. One day nothing but scrub, dirt and tiny weeds, then over night the blooms pop into action as if to say "Hey! Over here! Look at me! I survived and I'm beautiful!"

The flowers come in all types, colours, textures and sizes and every single year they remind me that miracles happen, things that don't make sense come around, impossible acts occur. After the heat, after the freeze, after the wind, out alone in the wilderness without human assistance, Nature instructs the smallest of weeds to produce colourful flowers, the tallest of trees hold onto their amazing blooms, for every bland desert plant to show off for a few weeks.

add to sk*rt


The Hobbit said...

S'mee Thanks for the taste of spring.You renew my hopes that there is light at the end of the tunnel.Not many flowers in bloom here but,if you look real hard and long a few crocus buds starting to peek out through the remaining snow.

Robyn said...

We should all take a lesson from those desert blooms. We don't need to be in the spotlight continually. We can take out turn on occasion and the rest of the time quietly survive and support the system God has put together for all of us.

Boy Mom said...

Once I saw a field of Prickly Pears in bloom, simply stunning. More so for their dry hostile barren environment.

S'mee said...

Oh Hobbit! Crocus? I miss normal flowers! Please take a photo or two and we can trade environments! : )

Robyn, your words are wise! However they also "remind me of me dear old dad. The things he would say during times like these. (sigh) "What are you doing in there for so long? Why don't you finish it up and give someone else a chance!?" (name that movie quote!)

Boy Mom, these photos were taken in Joshua Tree Nat. Park, driving through the white dirt, made a turn int he road and BAM! The colour was so brilliant it almost hurt to look at it. Not a field, but about twenty of them along the side of the road. SO spectacular!

The Pea said...

So pretty. I was so happy to hear you got to see my mom, she could not stop talking about her visit with all of you guys. Thank you so much for being there. She told me about you all getting together soon and I started to cry. I am so happy!!

S'mee said...

Ah Thanks Pea! It was so great to see your mom and yes, to plan on getting together. Now we just have to find a day to do it! Cross your fingers!