You might remember an old post of mine that mentioned that I was surprised to discover one of my favourite flowers (the hydrangea), had been damaged by the frost.
I looked at the weeds in the garden (I have many), and they had survived unscathed. It made me realise that people are very much the same. What can effect one person can hardly bother another.
Due to its damage, I didn’t think the hydrangea would have any flowers this year.
Over the weeks I have been amazed as I have seen the burnt-like leaves disappearing and big blue flowers emerging.
So if things are not going your way, if you’re like the frost-bitten, destroyed flower that I saw only a few weeks ago, they is always a chance that your future will be bright again. Anything is possible.
Do you remember the blog I wrote a few weeks back called, ‘Are You A Daffodil or A Dandelion?’ I mentioned that although people swoon over the popular flowers, they can be delicate, unlike the sturdy dandelion that seems to survive everything.
Well I can’t believe it, for the first time ever, we have had a sudden frost and lots of the summer plants have wilted 😦
I was in the garden looking at the hydrangea plant and I thought it was burnt, all the little buds had gone. I felt pretty upset as I love all the huge pomp-pomp like flowers that it has. There definitely won’t be any this year.
The frost-bitten hydrangea
I went to the blossom tree at the front of the garden and that was the same. The leaves were ok, but the blossom was brown, and it looked as though tiny little bats were hanging from it instead of the pretty pink blossom that was supposed to be there.
But all the dandelions and the forget-me-nots? Well of course they were fine. Once again it proves that these plants are the survivor’s. As the other plants have wilted and died around them in an overnight frost, they have continued to thrive. Nothing seems to stop them. I knew there was a reason why I have always liked wildflowers, they have their own beauty and they’re tough.
When you’re having a bad day, or people’s words are getting you down, think about how you’d like to be. Do you want to be like the wildflower or the spring flower? Will you be strong or fragile?
I know you will be the person who will get through everything because you are strong. Because those worse days you’ve had? You’ve survived them.
Its spring time. The time for flowers to bloom with their beautiful blossoms, in pastel pinks.
A time where crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils that presents a stunning display of colour.
But these flowers are so delicate, some, without special care cannot survive the harsh winter to witness the spring.
But as I look among all the flowers and the colours, there is another colour of yellow amongst it.
The Dandelions. They grow through almost anything to ensure that they will survive. Many people despise them, they upset their flower beds and they spread like wildfire. But I see a strong-willed plant that will never give up. They will grow through the smallest crack in the pavement and in the tiniest amount of soil. Unlike some of the delicate spring flowers dandelions will experience the same weather and storms and live to tell the tale, looking perfect the next day.
And after it’s flowered – depending on your outlook, it will become a wish.