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Teach Me Gentle Flowers....

Song:

Teach me gentle flowers,

To wait for springtime showers

In this winter world to grow

Green and strong beneath the snow.

- Chr Richardt (1861) / Carl Mortensen, trans SD Rodholm

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Hepatica, our first wildflowers to push up through last fall's leaf debris. Usually, the ground is still cold. Sometimes there are still patches of snow nearby.

 

From a distance, they seem tiny and delicate. Close up, however, you see the boldness they must possess in order to step out into the unsure world of half-spring. How do they know the exactly right moment? I wonder if they ever get it wrong? Unlike me, they are true risk-takers.

 

(for my Evening Star Project set)

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Taken on April 22, 2006