Well, with a high of 83 today, I think it’s safe to say that Spring has officially sprung here in Texas. It has been an unusually mild winter – I don’t think I ever even took out my real winter coat, I just got by on jackets. But even though it has been mild, it’s still been brown and yucky, so when I noticed these little bits of color popping up in the yard, it made me happy! They’re all just weeds, really, but I still enjoy them.
Texas is known for its bluebonnets that bloom in spring in the Hill Country. I have not been to see them yet, but maybe this will be the year. I guess we’ll have to hurry, though, since our time here is becoming limited. These are just images from Google, but aren’t they gorgeous? The red ones are called Indian Paintbrush. If I get to go this year, I’ll bring my own photos back to show you.
Spring is just such a rejuvenating time. I think we all feel a renewed hope and energy when the color comes back. I was talking to my future-brother-law this past weekend and he said, “You know, God didn’t have to create color. There’s no real use for color except for our aesthetic enjoyment. I think it just shows that God wants us to enjoy life and live it to the fullest.” Word.
If you’re still enduring winter, whether literally or figuratively, I hope these pics cheer you up a bit today. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” ~ Ps. 30:5