Southeast Mississippi is blessed with glorious spring weather today. Days are gradually growing longer; trees have begun to bud and bloom. Hypothetically speaking…spring is knocking at the door.
The sun is hiding behind thick clouds this morning, but spring’s emerging beauty is not hidden beneath them. One needs only to look around to see God’s amazing handiwork. After feeding our outside critters I took a few minutes to capture just a small bit of the beauty that greeted me when I went about my work.
Just outside our back door a huge sand pear tree is beginning to burst into bloom. The blossoms are delicate and white. They remind me of fine Japanese art. If our area gets another heavy freeze we won’t harvest many pears…if any. Here’s hoping our pears survive the early bloom.
Longer days mean increased egg production. With hens still about the business of producing the day’s offering, I was able to collect ten beautiful eggs that were already laid.
The flowers of this bush are not fancy and showy. It has no flashy foliage to catch a passer-by’s eye. If you are in a hurry as you pass this “Plain Jane” by, you might not catch a whiff of its sweet aroma. Therein the “treasure” of the Sweet Olive lies. This particular bush is especially special to me, because my dear dad gave it to me years ago. Today is a sweet reminder of him.
These are just a few of the wonders of spring I encountered as I went about my outside chores. Time for sharing has passed too quickly this time around. I will share more later. Break time is over and housework summons me. A young friend will arrive soon to be measured for a colonial costume, and I’ve still got work to do before she knocks on the door…not hypothetically speaking. We have company coming for supper, too, and I need to get that started for before I get busy with my young friend.
Until next time…
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22