The Mysteries of Spring

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I had fun with my last mystery picture that wasn’t much of a mystery for some of you. So how about this one? Got a guess before you read on? 

While you’re thinking about it, let’s talk about Spring. Here in Kentucky it was so cool in March that spring tarried and dragged its feet, but then April came along with sunshine and rain. Everything in sight burst into bloom. Redbuds, dogwoods, crab apples, lilacs, Bradford pear trees, tulips, to name a few. 

And the dandelion. 

People who want perfect lawns don’t have much affection for the lowly dandelion, but I sort of like them. I made them a part of Lacey’s story in The Blessed, by having her do a dandelion dance in the spring. And some years ago, I wrote this devotional about them. Here’s a bit of it. If you want to read the rest of the devotional, you can find it on my website at this link, Ann’s Dandelion Devotional)

The Lesson of the Dandelion 
God made the dandelion and said, “It is good. This plant is tough but
has a bloom like a spot of sun to make my children smile. It is
plentiful so they can eat the leaves and still never lack for flowers.”
He smiled when the seed ball popped up. “Yes, my little children will
have fun with that, and look at all the fresh seeds for my songbirds
weary from the winter. Yes, it is good.”

So now if you haven’t already figured it out, you know the mystery photo. I took the picture a week or so ago when the dew was extra heavy on the dandelion fluffs. Made them sparkle in the early morning light.

“If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.” ~Andrew V. Mason

“The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.” 

 “It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

So happy dandelion hunting and maybe dancing if you take the notion. I think if you look, you’ll find some. 🙂

Do you enjoy Spring? What’s the best part for you?