Friday, April 1, 2011
A-Z Challenge ... APRIL 2011
I am so glad the A-Z challenge is this month because it just happens to be my favorite month. Not only was I born in April, but so many wonderful people I know have also been born this month.
So without further ado, let my get on with my A entry. I hope you all enjoy it.
A glint of green fights its way through a cold, hard shell. At first, unnoticeable. But as the sun shines a single pointed grass-like leaf stretches to the sky. What could it be?
A day or two passes. Droplets of rain drowns the leaf, as more spears of green, bisected by white, breaks the muddy surface. Have you guessed?
The sun returns along with three stems, each topped with a tiny bud. It shall take several more days to reveal itself to us, but it's worth the wait. Surely you know?
A ray of light warms our sleeping beauty and within a few hours a miracle occurs. One bud pops, announcing lavender petals pointed with amethyst. The sextuplet surrounds three fuzzy, golden fingers holding a fiery center. Soon the others will follow in equal splendor.
If you guessed our first flower of spring is the crocus ... you are right!
HAPPY APRIL EVERYONE!