From my front porch, the mellifluous sound of a steady summer rain rustles through the Bradford pear and maple trees, tip-tips on the leaves of a Rose of Sharon bush, and gurgles through the gutters. Rain’s constant melody reminds me of standing on a Caribbean beach, getting caught in an unexpected shower, water embracing my skin, soaking my hair, and trickling into my eyes.
The morning sparrows and warblers sing their song in harmony, as if to ask, “More rain?”
A cool, yet warm breeze stirs the rose bushes, lavender and tiger lilies. If he could talk, I’m certain even the garden frog statue would say he’s refreshed.
I love rain, as long as I’m not driving in it. It reminds me of growth, and promise of new hope…a cleansing.
A few weeks ago, I found some old cone flower seed heads in a clay pot in my garage. Heaven knows how long they’d been sitting there – maybe three years. I planted the seeds in two cute ceramic containers – one the color of butter, the other a biscuit hue. I just wanted to see if they’d grow.
Well, they’re flourishing. So many of them now packed tightly together in one little space. It’s almost time for me to set them free in the garden…give them more room for those beauties to grow. This week, I’ll be replanting them. I can’t wait to observe their beautiful bird-like leaves and soon-to-be buds sky bound. I’m sure I’ll be surprised by their color.
What ‘seeds’ are you planting now that will change your life…someone else’s life?
Seeds to provide sustenance to your family in the form of flowers, fruits or vegetables?
Seeds of hope in someone’s else mind? Seeds of kindness in their hearts?
How have your seeds grown lately?
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Peace, love, and sand dollars
Sheree is the author of four books –
– 2019 Royal Dragonfly First Place for Poetry, First Place for Fine Art/Photography, Honorable Mention for Coffee Table Books Mondays in October
– Chanticleer semifinalist Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits
– 2019 Chanticleer Little Peeps First Place Winner for Early Readers, Montaigne Medal Finalist, and Foreword Indies Finalist Midnight the One-Eyed Cat
– 2015 Da Vinci Eye Award Winner Folly Beach Dances