Monday, February 14, 2011
Signs of Spring
I went outside to walk with the dog. We are supposed to get
rain by this afternoon. I checked my chickens and watered
them. They of course were yelling that they needed to be out
running around the yard before the rain. I didn't listen to them
today. As I walked I came across this out in the back of the pasture.
I am not kidding, I almost started yelling about what I found.
Little blooms on the peach tree.
The only one who would have heard me was the dog, and she was
This was up against the trunk. I thought it looked
like a tiny ball of sun against the brown earth.
I had some more of these in my flowerbed. I had a bunch
of flowers I transplanted one year and these were some of them.
They seem to be cold and heat resistant. Lots of water or
no water don't seem to faze them. I tried to buy them as
plants from the garden shops and they never did very well.
Then one year I bought those shaker containers with bird and
butterfly seeds in them and just shook them out and they did
This is the Acacia Tree, really one of the first things to bloom.
When we were going to move here I wanted a Bible garden.
I went about collecting trees that are spoke of in the Bible so
that when I read about them I could remember what they looked like.
I have been reading about the Tabernacle for the last few weeks, and
God used lots of Acacia in the building of everything.
Finally after climbing around the tree, I found on some of the lower
branches the first of the blooms open. Really it was just like
getting a very special bouquet. The funny thing about this peach
tree is it is my latest tree to have ripe fruit. Late August or early
September. I didn't remember that it is the first to bloom.
I am so happy that I see signs of spring. It does wonders for
my spirit. I wish I could send some to you all.
Have a wonderful Tuesday.