I’ve been working steadily, picking up limbs, cutting brush, and mowing into the edges of the woods after the recent control burn, getting ready for another summer that could be like the last one with its fire hazard. It’s hard work, but totally rewarding. Now I see again how resilient Mother Nature is. Already the black on the ground is going away, grass is coming up, charred bushes are greening up again, and the irises are blooming everywhere. Maybe it’s important to remember that we are part of nature, that we too are more resilient than we realize, and that old sayings have truth; remember the saying that “God never closes a door without opening a window?” Well, I think the wild flowers are the ‘open windows’ here in this area; when something changes, such as a clear cut, a fire, snow, or whatever, the flowers come out almost immediately in such abundance, covering over the changes, giving us brand new reasons to rejoice. And it is so at Earthsprings right now. The wild flowers are more diverse and more plentiful than ever before. There are even bluebonnets and indian paint brush and some little orange things that I can’t name, and on and on. Every day a new miracle of beauty and abundance. And so, today, even in the rain, I ventured out with my camera let you see for yourself.
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