This morning we had beautiful weather,
so I spent a little time planting marigolds.
As I've noted before in this blog,
marigolds are an important flower for many religious ceremonies
around the world.
But I love them because marigolds
are the very first flowers I ever planted as a child.
I remember carefully dropping the seeds
into a fine dust along the foundation of our house,
somehow certain they would grow.
And then they did grow.
My faith was rewarded with a colorful row of flowers
favored by butterflies.
Marigolds--a good choice when you need a flower
that won't let you down.