During the height of the flower season, it seems my life is a colorful blur. Enormous to-do lists, truck loads of flowers to cut and arrange, a million questions to answer, kids to feed, baby plants to tend ….. it can often feel impossible to simply be in the moment.
While I am actively preparing for the blur and emotionally making peace with the coming change of pace, it’s really hard to want to give in and let go of the quiet.
In an effort to savor the last snippets of silence I bought this darling little Icelandic Poppy at the co-op last week. At the time it was only a wispy green plant with two fat buds. I wanted to experience the entire process of it flowering up close and personal, something I would never make the time to do when things are busy.
This little guy must have known how much I needed a bit of encouragement because he sure gave it his all, right to the very end!