Blue iris poked its heads through the dried leaves a couple weeks ago and now the daffodils are parading their shiny faces about my yard. These are, indeed, refreshing signs for me as I have been with the iris bulbs deep underground for months, looking at the darkness.
This wintering over has been most challenging for me. While winter can appear mild on the surface, there are sometimes deeper roots that need to be grown to achieve the stability to then grow upward.
My experience is that seeds planted years ago on this earth are just now pushing through to the light and becoming full of themselves.
This spring is full of the richness and depth of my journey. And it's oh, so wonderful to show my colors.