If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Dear Jen, The picture of the hellebore is simply lovely. Is it a seedling, in which case how marvellous, or a named variety? Spring must indeed be around the corner.
Very true. I'm still selfishly hoping for an early spring!
Shhhhh. Don't remind Mother Nature that we are not having an awful, snowy winter. Do you not remember the Valentines Day snowstorm debacle several years back? If we were going to celebrate that year our plans would have been ruined.
Very well put!
True dat! "Out of the darkest moments, Violets bloom."
Such a delightful photo and verse. Jen, have a great day!
Yes, if we had no bad days, the good would not be so special.
I agree ... beautiful thought, beautiful photo, Jen.
Agreed! People have asked me my I like irises because they don't bloom all the time. I said if they were always in bloom they wouldn't be so special. I look forward to that six weeks that they are in their glory. And when it is over, I wait for next near excitedly.
How true! We didn't have one single snowflake this winter, and I feel miserable. I had a dream last night that we had snow! I'd rather stop, or other gardeners will beat me up!Your picture today is oh so beautiful!
Agreed. However, I vote for shorter periods of adversity. I'm a quick learner. Most of the time.
Without the darkness, we would not appreciate the light.
I agree....if we did not have a period of time without flowers in the garden, we would cease to appreciate them when they are present. For us desert dwellers, summer is a time we have to bear through, looking forward to fall, winter and spring :^)
Lovely Jen! We sure do not wish for the earth to stand still so season will continue to come and go... I love your Hellebore! She is like an angel singing for winter's grace. I love Anne's quote too. ;>) Carol
Yes, but I could really enjoy spring after just 3 months of winter weather instead of the 6 we have here in Spokane . . . .
Opposition in all things, shows off our blessings more clearly.
Beautiful simplicity in white flowers ..they seem to speak volumes:)
Beautiful and fresh! I love, love white blossoms. Your photos always make me smile. :)
Gorgeous hellebore shot -- is that H. niger?
I saw the name of your blog and of course I was intrigued! I enjoyed my visit. Thank you for sharing.
I am not sure which variety this pretty little baby is, at one time, sigh.... I used to be able to tell. It was sitting at a table in the nursery. No tag, but so pretty.Jen
Beautiful pictures. We are so ready for spring! Gloria
That may be true but I would love to try the theory out just one year and see if its true! Yep no winter would be just fine with me...Kim
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