Saturday, February 27, 2016

February gifts

The signs are everywhere now. Buds on trees. Tulips spearing through the rumpled earth. Green tints on lawns. Doves in trees. 

Two weekends ago, none of this was true … or at least it was not as noticeable. The only thing that I saw was snow rot (also called snow mold) on my lawn. I spent a good part of a Saturday raking the discolored areas, breaking up what is a fungus so the nascent grass could survive. It was not a thrilling activity. 

The next day, after church, I parked my car in front of my house. Walking up to the front door, I spotted them, across from the ravaged lawn — two lovely white flowers resting low to the ground on large shiny leaves. 

I don’t know what they are. I don’t know if I planted them or if the wind or birds or angels placed them my yard just to cheer me up. 

They’re still there. They have a little competition now but the first will always hold a special place in your heart. Thank you.

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