Green Hope

Mother Goose is celebrating Spring and all things green and pink. These pretty pictures were all taken in my yard, and it’s a real blessing to share them with you.

Bleeding hearts seem to come up overnight like mushrooms!

I love the two-toned beauty of our Plum Tree.

Our Weeping Crab tree has tiny white blossoms.

Peonies and Sedum are on their way.

New leaves on the grapevine. Who could ever forget the failed jelly of Mother Goose last autumn?

My special Clematis which transplanted miraculously from Carol Stream in 2010 will bloom purple in a month.

The waxy and pink magnolia blooms are bigger than the rubbery foot of Mother Goose.

So much GREEN!

Mother Goose could expound on the beauties and miracles of springtime. I could talk for hours about hope and rebirth and all things pink and green. But I think the Scriptures say it best:

“Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!” [from Paul’s letter to the Romans, Chapter 15, The Message]

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dianna
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 16:29:40

    Spring is such a wonderful time of year! I get so excited whenever I see a little sprout of green from a perennial; such joy in knowing that it survived another winter. You’ll have to give me advice on clematis. I have a couple, they bloom for a week or so and then the leaves just start dying… 😦
    Thanks for sharing the beauty of your yard!


  2. Bunn
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 16:44:55

    Spring has sprung in Oak Park! Wow!


  3. jeff noel
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 17:15:55

    Great photos. I think comments may be working.


  4. Three Well Beings
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 23:48:08

    Beautiful signs of spring! Love the Bleeding Heart…so pink and fresh! Debra


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