Blooms of Delight
The flowers have finally bloomed, I know right?! It’s about time! I am so grateful of their return, I was starting to wonder if the flowers and trees would ever blossom. I have noticed my spirit and mood improves when I see the unfolding of a flower. By putting my attention on the buds as they bloom, I feel encouraged to bloom with them.
Nature and Awareness
I have been visiting a beautiful magnolia tree on my college campus. In the past week I have watched as buds turned into blossoms. The tree has beautiful pink and white flowers bursting from the branches. This tree has the largest blossoms I have ever seen. The feeling that comes with looking at the beautiful color, of deep-magenta inking its way to the top of the white petals, fills my heart with overwhelming joy.
Yesterday on my daily visit to the magnolia tree, I stretched out on the grass below and closed my eyes. I listened to the wind blowing through the trees. The smell of the flowers danced upon my nose which enticed me to try and describe its wonderful fragrance. The petals had a sweet grassy smell that filled all of my senses with delight.
The smell of the flowers had re-energized my body. I got up and looked down at the grass surrounding me. Petals had fallen with the light breeze and landed gently beside me. I felt inspiration and creativity moving through me and decided to create something with these beautiful magenta gifts.
Go to an arboretum and see what flowers are in bloom. Describe what the trees look like, if they have buds on them, or if the flowers are in full bloom. Write about the color of the blossoms and how you feel being around the tree. Try to put words to the smell of the flowers. Write back to this post and tell us of your experience.