Wednesday, March 9, 2011

a flower


I'm kind of drowning. Not keeping up.

So this viola grew in the front steps again this year. Well, it's a different one then last year, but it's happened two years in a row. Makes me happy. Every time I come in the house it's there reminding me. If it can grow in an impossible place at an impossible time, maybe I can too.




14 comments:

furiousBall said...

good on you for noticing the little beautiful things that some don't spot.

Sophia the Writer said...

Absolutely you can!

When I read this the words "quiet desperation" came up for me. I thought, "I used to live like that, feel that way every day." And then I realized I said _used to_, which means it's a life phase/passage and you'll pass through it too.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Get ready to bloom!

flutter said...

it's beautiful. Just like you

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

What a beautiful way of looking at things. Keep your chin up :)

Pamela said...

heart, heart, heart, heart, heart, heart...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a cool thing--to keep coming back in such an inhospitable spot. We have snapdragons that do the same thing on our back patio and I adore them.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, this is absolutely stunning - the photograph and the prose. :)

Sheila McVay said...

Just reading this today (yes, I know its a week old.)

I love the earliest flowers of spring...i have a single daffodil that shows up every year, and it strikes me as courageous. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
Anais Nin

Stephanie said...

Yes you can!

The Flying Chalupa said...

What a wonderful, hopeful thought! The perfect sentiment for the doldrums of March. Thank you.

Angeliki said...

That's so beautiful! I copy this picture and put it to my desktop to remind me the same:-)

Maria @dailydownwarddog said...

I have not seen any flowers pop up yet this year - so this one made my day! Can't wait for Spring to get here :)

lynette said...

What a lovely message.