The first flowers of spring


Tucked away, deep in a hollow sheltered from the wind, these small white flowers, and the few beds within a hundred feet of them, are all that announces that spring is coming, that spring is here. Even though white patches of snow cover brown leaves, bark, and fallen trees further afield, these have blossomed and signaled to the world that spring is coming…spring is coming…an announcement by a few patches of wildflowers hidden in an obscure woodland.

But these flowers are more than that…they are signs of hope. In an age when it feels like so many are losing hope, and evil seems to reign like a drowning fog over the landscape of the world, these flowers dare to say “we are alive and thriving, bright and hopeful, in this world that prefers the dullness of brown and grey.”

Will you, like these flowers, stand for hope, for goodness, in an age when so many embrace wickedness?







About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from,,, and are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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2 Responses to The first flowers of spring

  1. GodGirl says:

    Great analogy. May we each be signs of hope.

  2. reocochran says:

    The average, everyday “masses” aren’t evil, just the “bad apples” ruin it for the rest of us. I make sure I tell my aunt and uncle this when they send me Bible tracts: “You are preaching to the choir!” So much need for outreach and living in God’s ways, set out in the New Testament. No time wasting bemoaning bad snd evil. At least, this is not my direction of everyday thoughts. 🙂

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