One of the nicest things about my love of wildflowers, is that each day can be such a wonderful surprise.
This morning, even before I am fully awake I am thinking about her. I am eager in anticipation of finally gazing upon her beautiful face. Among my new patch of wildflowers, daily visions of wonder are frequent and for me full of sheer delight.
On a daily walk of gratitude, this now is always my first stop. In sunshine of course, I stop to feel the glorious streams of light as they warm my back and shoulders, and then too .. my smiling face, raised up to receive. When I am filled, I gaze lovingly at each and every delicate face also smiling in glory. I watch bees and butterflies as they gather in sweetness, and I marvel at every shade of vibrant beauty. Here – I am ever so grateful, for life.
Now, this morning, I have been waiting to see one beauty in particular. She has been growing steadily taller, among the many others, but waiting patiently for her moment to shine. As she grows I can see the flower head developing in size and I am eager to see just how she will display. A few days ago, I can see her beautiful head gaining strength and the very first sight of the softest delicate pink and I am instantly smitten. Yesterday, after work I noticed that she was just beginning to open, but I don’t go too close as I don’t wish to spoil her debut, by arriving before she is fully .. herself.
This morning, under a rather cloudy sky, I wonder how she is feeling? I’m not convinced it’s the day for flowers, until …
the sunshine masterfully breaks through the clouds, and I know it’s time – to step out, to see.
I find my place, and I feel the sun as she shines on me. Strong glorious rays warm my skin and draw me up in great gratitude. I close my eyes, I fill my lungs to full capacity as my face and neck stretch up to receive the strength of love and light. And then, I turn to greet this new most beautiful being in all her splendour.
She is pink, but the most glorious pink I have seen today. She is just as beautiful as I had anticipated, and I am most grateful for this blessing.
Really this sounds like such a simple moment in my day, ( possibly to you, this even sounds quite ridiculous!) but to me, the waiting, the watching, the mystery .. the small glimpse of beauty, the delicate hint of pink … perfection.
And then, the slow unveiling and arrival of such a miraculous beautiful thing as this, brings absolute astonishing Joy to my day.
It’s a simple thing,