I don’t know much about gardening. I often have trouble telling the weeds from the flowers. Perennials are particularly difficult for me. Sometimes described as wild flowers, they start off in the spring looking like the weeds we want to pull out before they take over the flowerbeds. In describing “weeds” to me someone told me that they are perennials that are growing where you don’t want them. No wonder I can’t tell the difference between wild flowers, weeds, and perennials.
I do like flowers though. I like anything growing afresh in the spring. I like the grass, bushes, and trees turning green. I like the early season flowers poking green shoots up through the soil. The daffodils, jonquils, crocuses, and tulips breaking through the mulch reminding me that winter is over and spring is coming.
Today I noticed that besides the increase in green in the world around me, there were some prominent splashes of yellow. The forsythias are in bloom.
Attaching some hugely significant meaning to the increasing signs of spring is not what this post is trying to do. I just like seeing the change. Frankly, seeing the change is just fun and makes me feel good, hopeful, peaceful, and content.
This in the midst of a very trying day. The day started off with an extra long wait to have blood drawn for some tests. I ended up late to my 9 a.m. appointment. Then as I was leaving that appointment, but still 45 minutes from home, my engine light started blinking and my car started bucking and chugging and generally running rough. I managed to get it to a nearby dealership, but they cannot look at it until tomorrow. So I rented a car. (Enterprise really does come to pick you up.) I missed one appointment, but was able to keep the last appointment of the day. I returned home and am awaiting a call from the dealership to tell me what the damages will be.
A day like this could have set me back – emotionally. It didn’t. This is something new; it is thriving in spite of unhappy things. I see the flowers and am at peace. I like spring, weeds and all.