Where flowers bloom so does hope.Lady Bird Johnson
Today I worked from my second purchase of the week, How to Draw Almost Everything by Chika Miyata. I choose to try my hand at drawing some flowers. Some turned out looking like the examples in the book – some not so much.
I choose to start with flowers in honor of Spring. Seeing people post pictures of the flowers popping up in their gardens was my inspiration. Spring is a time of new life; the trees budding and flowers blooming bring splashes of color to the brown canvas of winter. My sketches inspired this poem.
Flowers push their way up
from under the once hard winter ground
stretching towards the sun.
No matter how cruel the winter weather,
even if some snow remains,
flowers make their appearance.
Signs of new life cyclically bloom
to remind us to reach up
and search for the light.
When life casts shade on your plans
look to the flourishing flowers
as a guide to enduring hope.
I wish you enduring hope. Stay well.