NOTE: These are my first photos of spring flowers in our neighborhood, with the brown dirt still surrounding them, and often by themselves, because the other flowers are not yet in bloom. I call them pioneers!
PIONEERS of SPRING
Spring flowers are starting to bloom,
pushing through the warming earth, facing the sun.
Crocuses and daffodils, forsythias and magnolias—
My heart has come undone!
These hardy “pioneers” risk snow and frost
yet take the risk as Spring returns once more.
Their tiny colorful “faces” celebrate Life, and
with them, warm breezes from my patio door.
Wishing away winter and its stormy weather…
Perhaps they’re only false alarms!
Be patient! The tide has turned and
we can’t resist their fragrant charms.