Good afternoon from Adelaide on what could literally be taken for a true autumn afternoon, the sky is mottled grey with patches of blue and it was quite chilly earlier on. A true and definite change in the season to be relished and adored.
The weather is a little crazy all over the world - my friend in Philadelphia claims their weather is "odd" too as it is snowing and very cold and only a few days from Spring and quite unusual for them. Adelaide usually can count on hot days in early March - in fact the whole of March. My younger daughter was born on March 28 and that was a very hot week, so I guess we could have some more hot weather to cope with. Despite the thought of more heat I am thoroughly enjoying the tempting taste of autumn days.
On the other side of the world Mother Nature will be waking the spring bulbs and they will be bursting through and dancing in the spring winds. Daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, daisies and the beautiful blossoms on the trees around us.
I love flowers and non more than the glorious golden daffodil.
When I read the quote at the top of this page I was reminded of my daffodils and how they push their way through cold and damp earth and herald spring with their beauty. They make their presence felt and are storm tossed and yet bend in the wind and don't break. Every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there.
Life is like that for us - it seems we have to go through a lot of dirt to get where we are going and sometimes it is an immense struggle and days are difficult and long. We must push ahead through the cold and dark and head for the light of warmer and brighter days. When we do blossom how beautiful it is and ours is the victory.
If you are going through the struggle to get your little shoots to spring forth through the dirt - persevere, be strong and you will make progress and in time will blossom.
Look around you and take in the beauty of the gardens that you see and the flowers that bloom. The bulbs that come from cooler climes than ours, the native flowers that grow and stun us with their beauty. The flowering gums, the Banksia and Warratah, to name just a few.
I wish you well as you struggle to break through and to be the beautiful blossom you were meant to be. Let your lovely colours shine and make our world a more beautiful and happier place.
Thank you for visiting the Musings of My Heart and for sharing the joy of flowers with me today.
Love and hugs,