Awakening – Weekly Photo Challenge

We have had unseasonably cold temperatures here in Michigan.  They say that the corn should be knee-high by the 4th of July.  At this point, I am wondering if we will even have daffodils by July!  Although, yesterday was our first beautiful Spring day, with temperatures reaching a balmy 50 degrees!

A few signs of Spring decided to awaken…


Chionodoxa  – blue glory of the snow


Chionodoxa – white glory of the snow
Purple Crocus

It was a true sign of Spring inside, for we started planting tomato, pepper and brussels sprouts seeds! Soon the greenhouse and hoop houses will be filled with hundreds of seedlings, waiting for sunshine and warmth in the garden.


I know Spring is coming, because this gorgeous friend emerged yesterday!  She was very shy and not thrilled to have her photo taken!


“Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not. ~Deepak Chopra

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Signs of Spring: Perserverance

The Hellebore is one amazing plant!  She pushes her way through the ice and snow to bloom, for all to enjoy.  Now that is perseverance!  If she can make it through the unpredictable month of March, so can I!




“Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful…”  ~Author Unknown

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Hello Hellebores!

Over the past week, all of our snow has melted! I was so excited to see this wonderful surprise…hellebore buds! I often wondered how my Hellebores were doing, under all of that snow. It looks like they are waking up to ring in the new season…

The plants are still a bit flat, from the weight of the snow, but that does not stop the blooms!



I am always impressed at how these amazing plants push through the ice and snow!


Before long, they will be in full bloom!


Let the magic of Spring begin!


“She was a bit like Spring;

wild as the wind and fickle as the weather,

but her love ran deep as tree roots.”

~Author Unknown

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You