Thursday, March 11, 2010

Waiting for Spring to Unfurl

Holly fern frond unfurling

Try saying that five times really fast!

Definition of unfurl: Unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state; "unfurl a banner"

I'm anxiously waiting for Spring to unfurl all her beauty! Can't wait for her to unfold her palette of bright colors and shake them over the deadness of winter . . . and unroll shiny green leaves and grassy lawns . . . and spread out the cheer that comes with the creatures of spring - butterflies, hummingbirds, and new families of bluebirds.

It's beginning to happen! Among other things, the beautiful blooms on our Japanese magnolia, which we call a tulip tree, have already unfolded. Although the tree is still small, its size does not diminish its beauty.

The rosebushes are putting on new growth, the hydrangea bush's leaves are unfolding, Easter lilies have pushed through the ground, bright yellow jonquils blow in the breeze, and the peach, pear and redbud trees are budding and blooming.

And all the while . . . His banner of love is unfurled over His creation!

He is the Vine and we are the branches;
His banner over me is love.

His banner over me is love.
~Kevin Porshe~


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Glenda, I love that word, unfurl, to describe spring... That's how the flowers open, isn't it???? We are about to get some Crocuses to bloom.. BUT-we need more sunshine (and not RAIN--with is what we have today)....

Have a great weekend.

Southern Lady said...

It sounds like spring in really unfurling in your area! I love this time of the year. Every day there is something new and exciting popping up. Thanks for your photos and beautiful words today. Carla

Ginny said...

What a truly amazing unfurling you have caught! You have an eye for details and small things. We are not having near as many signs yet, but I can't wait, also! I can't wait to take pictures of birds, flowers, and all things spring!! and also to see more great posts And pictures from you like this one!

Becky said...

I love spring. Such a picture of God's renewal in our own lives.

BARB said...

Nobody can paint as well as the Master. Our area, that was so drab and dark but a short while ago, is in technicolor now. Loved the pics in todays entry, but then flowers are one of my favorite things. Have an awesome day.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your Spring is further advanced than ours for sure. But the snow has finally melted here and that makes me happy!

S. Etole said...

it's so nice to come here and catch signs of spring ... we still have a great deal of snow