Monday, January 10, 2011

Growth

I was ready to toss out a Christmas arrangement of dogwood and pine this weekend 

before the Artist noticed a nice little surprise tucked away among the branches.
A bud...new growth...the reemergence of life.

It couldn't have come at a better time.

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I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, 
which, if we unconsciously yield to it, 
will direct us aright.

~Henry David Thoreau~
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And yes, I've kept the arrangement.


~Be well friends~
 

16 comments:

Red Gate Farm said...

I what a beautiful discovery.... and a beautiful photo.

I hope things are looking "up" for you.

Chris

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Timing is everything! That little sprout is truly amazing! I hope you'll keep it and nuture it into the spring and then, who knows!

texwisgirl said...

Awww. New hope... :)

The Fairy's Apprentice said...

What a nice discovery! I love the quote, thank you for sharing!

Nancy said...

Are you going to stick it in some dirt? Or water? Maybe it will sprout roots and you'll have a new tree! Awesome -- I love this and the quote. :)

Farmchick said...

Nice pic and quote. Glad you kept it!

ain't for city gals said...

I have been thinking about you Andrea and hoping things are calmer for you...take care

Dawn said...

That is amazing! I love finding new life and hope in places where you least expect it!!!!!! (I have a post on that coming up;)

I'm glad you still have it!

Anke said...

Just perfect!

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Just lovely...a sweet reminder.
-Mary

MJ said...

Beautifully said, and such a wonderful quote...

from my front porch... said...

It is a sign! I do believe that!

I keep checking your local paper~no news....
Love you, girl :)
xo, misha

Feral Female said...

What a lovely discovery!

Leigh said...

What a nice discovery.. I enjoyed seeing that little piece of green as the gods dump loads of snow over us. :P

Cheryl said...

How truly wonderful! Beautiful!!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Well you know I love the photo - and what a wonderful story to go with it.
Staci