Spring has been on my mind this week because winter has loosened its grip on the City for the moment. I used to think summer was my favorite season of the year, but I haven’t gotten this excited over summer since I had reason to sing with the rest of the student body, “No more classes! No more books! No more teacher’s dirty looks! Yay, Summer Vacation!” Yeah, apparently summer only represented no daily responsibilities to me back then. Spring however has always represented freshness, renewal, life, beauty. Every year, for as long as I can remember, I have watched eagerly for the budding of flowers. The one flower that stops me in my tracks every year is the tulip. Tulips always bring me joy. 🙂
In recent years, I’ve come to appreciate that every season, in its time, is my favorite season. There’s no anticipation of newness in summer, but there is ample opportunity to enjoy the beauty of everything that has bloomed. Autumn illuminates the beauty of change. No one fears change in the fall because the colors of change are so magnificent. Winter covers the dead things that did not survive change in a blanket of white. Washing away some things, burying others and allowing what remains the healing balm of hibernation.
There is a purpose for the season you are in. Make sure you get what you’re meant to get from it.
- Tulips (lifehasacrushonyou.wordpress.com)
- Twirling Tulips (natureartist.wordpress.com)
- Enjoy the Color Longer: Tips for Extending Tulip Season – The Gardenist (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Photo of the Day – Tulips in Full Bloom (jacktscully.wordpress.com)
- Flowers set to bloom for Tulip Extravaganza (blueridgenow.com)