As I was leaving the house this morning I caught a glimpse of something out of the corner of my eye. My rose bush had bloomed! Four new roses waved in the breeze with their delicate pale pink petals splayed out toward the sunshine. The field across the street from our house is dotted with a palette of white, marigold, lavender, and bright green. Every now and then you’ll catch the sight of a regal iris, in all of her violet and gold finery, standing tall along the side of the road. Not sure about your part of the world, but here in Tennessee, spring is in full swing.
While I don’t consider myself a “flowery” type of gal (most days you’ll likely find me wearing a striped button down and jeans over anything with a floral pattern), I do actually love real flowers. I mean, who doesn’t? The wild variety of color and design– flowers are clear evidence that God values beauty simply for its own sake.
Maybe I’ll write out a theology of flowers later, but for now here are a few simple things to help you savor the spring:
- This great article about how to arrange grocery store flowers. Love the tip about flipping the petals.
- My favorite water tumbler is on sale in this fun floral pattern. Only $5.95 right now! Perfect for toting along on evening walks or to the kid’s soccer practice.
- Stila’s cream blush in Peony has been a favorite of mine for ten years. Just dab it on with your fingers and blend upward…quick, easy, and so pretty!
Hope you get some time this week to go outside and enjoy this beautiful spring weather. As the British playwright Dodie Smith once said, “I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.”