A few days ago I posted this photo on Facebook as my photo of the day and my caption was "Wishing for color like this in my garden!". Peonies are blooming everywhere in Germany right now and I've fallen in love with their large colorful blooms. My daffodils and tulips are spent and I miss their brilliant color display.
We moved into a house with a severely overgrown yard. I've focused my attention on one long flower bed that parallels the driveway. This is the bed that is void of color right now. The only blossoms there right now are white.
Unfortunately, I haven't had the heart to tend to the rest of the overgrown flower beds. But look what I found hiding behind the quince tree, a rain barrel, and an overgrown bush.
All kinds of pretty peonies waiting to open. Now I'm motivated to work in that part of the garden.
What a wonderful object lesson! Are the things we wish for within our grasp? Are they there hiding behind weeds, and clutter, and neglect? Are we just looking in the wrong places? What would we find if we discarded the things or people or activities in our lives that no longer serve us?