Monday, May 5, 2014


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.

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