Bloom where you’re planted, no excuses

April 2, 2014

A number of bougainvillea bloom in our yard, or try to, anyway. Some bloom more than others. One stays green but refuses to bloom.

But this winter was a cold one and it looks like one of them won’t be coming back. Spring arrived and its leaves remain brown and dead. The bugger is thorny, too, so I’m glad our gardener is in charge of pruning and removing.

But then, one day in March, this:
calla in rough In the midst of the brown and dessicated bush, this calla lily bloomed in all its glory, a beautiful counterpoint to the bush that crumbled around it.

It was a great reminder that no matter our circumstances, we can still bloom wherever we’re planted. And that magic can be found in the most unlikely of places, if our eyes are always open to it.

sf31Nature. It tells us everything, if we pay attention.

15 comments on “Bloom where you’re planted, no excuses
  1. amen. 🙂 man, your calla is gorgeous. nothing blooming here yet. although, things are poking up!

  2. Joan Stommen says:

    Love this beautiful message Carol! I do believe in magic and the amazing lessons we learn from Mother Nature. Thanks for this motivation and reassurance, my friend.

  3. Kathleen says:

    So true, and a wonderful reminder.

  4. Doreen McGettigan says:

    What a beautiful flower and yes, a perfect reminder that we can bloom where we are planted over and over again.
    I am watching my mini little patch of a garden, I know the flowers are coming.

  5. Elena Dillon says:

    My mother loved Bougainvillea. On Sundays my parents would go to all the open houses around town and my mother would always want to buy the houses that had Bougainvillea in the front. I have no idea why she didn’t just plant it at our house! Lol. I love this post. Creation is a beautiful thing and especially in the Spring!

  6. susan cooper says:

    Your gorgeous calla lily blooming brightly in the middle of the brown thorny leaves reminds me of the saying, ““Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” Beautiful!

  7. Mary Buchan says:

    Your blog title really hit my heart strings today. Thank you for sharing!

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