Monday, April 25, 2005

Little Lives


This is a tiny plant commonly called Windflower. It blossoms for a short while in the spring. You could easily miss the Windflowers because they are very small and close to the ground. They don't live very long either. But when you take a close look, you see that this plant is worthwhile, that it contributes to the world in its tiny, little way.


Just like people, some flowers bloom long and conspicuously; others live shorter, less obvious lives. They all, both the long bloomers and the short bloomers, both the prominent flowers and the obscure flowers, impart some beauty to this world ... just like people.


 

7 comments:

Iona said...

Hey, very nice! I love the flower pictures you posted. Spring is so nice, isn't it? Makes you all happy!

kathy said...

Thats so beautiful Anvilcloud!

Christi said...

I wish I could be as poetic as you are. I guess I should be glad I at least get what you're trying to say! I like that a lot!

Judy said...

So true.

Anonymous said...

Pretty flowers! I know them from my Mom. She took photos of flowers, put them in an album and labeled them all. Wonder if she still has that book?
blue2go

MegLogan said...

Recently, I have been thinking about miscarraiges and those little itty bitty lives that never really get a chance. But as I was praying that I would not have one, I found peace in knowing that EVERY life, even the extremely short ones, bring blessing to those around them. For that reason, I can restassured that the Lord can bring light out of dark situations. This post really brightened my day. Thanks!

Meg

A said...

I imagine this may be inspired by Ava Marie's short, but significant, life... thanks for the lovely photo and your thoughts, AC.