Recently, I received an email from a friend that appreciates wildflowers in much the same way that I do.
Her words reminding me of Matthew 5:44-45.
44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Wildflowers are nondiscriminating, growing around abandoned houses or lots as well as finding their way into the landscaping of your more affluent homes. Wildflowers have the tenacity and perseverance that I long to have in my Christian walk.
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~Hebrews 12: 1-2
I put together a collage showing a few of the wildflowers we see in our yard in March:
Clockwise from top left; Henbit, Spring Beautys, Muscari/Grape Hycinth, Johnny Jump-ups
We're also seeing False Garlic and Bluets.
The children and I have done some daily hiking down through the pasture and to the woods and lake as of late. I've been searching for morel mushrooms.
We've discovered the snakes are active as well as the ticks.
But, I will persevere with my search and bring you yet more wild blooms!