I think it’s really here. It’s been peeking around the corner, withdrawing, peeking again. But now the flowering trees are doing their thing, lifting bouquets of glorious beauty up to the Creator. Daffodils are loaning us their delightful, happy yellow.
And soon, there will be tulips. I love tulips. The colors are so vibrant. They just make me smile.
I love flowers. Always have. I’m not much good with them. Definitely no green thumbs for me. I am, however, amazed at people who can grow them with what seems like very little effort.
I loved the Oxford Botanical Gardens In England. My son Daniel Kreger (DJ Kreger Arts) sent me some shots he took there yesterday. Amazing that the roses are still in bloom!
There had just been a light rain, leaving picturesque drops on the flowers. These pictures took me right back to the gardens I loved, where each flower is a testament to the creative mind of the God I love.
He didn’t have to provide us with such beauty. He could have chosen to be practical only, giving us the plants we would need for sustenance without adding the beauty of the zillions of varieties of flowers that are a visual feast. And an aromatic one, too.
Two verses have been in my mind since these photos came last night:
I Timothy 6:17. “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.”
Eccl. 3:11. “He hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.”