Red Velvet Halos
Many of us have come from a place of busy-ness.
At times it can become compulsive and overwhelming.
Finding Time for a touch of quiet, contemplation and creation can
add a valuable "slowing down" to our day.
This season I planted amaryllis bulbs in thrift shop vases.
No matter the pace of the day, slowly and surely, without hesitation tips of green sprung from the soil, leaving their place of hibernation.
Eagerly searching for light, the thick stocks grew with great energy and enthusiasm.
Each day provided a few moments of respite to check on the plants'
progress from bulb to blossom; gently, slowly pouring a bit of water now and then.
A gorgeous halo of velvety red blooms, a gift of Peace.
I think I have found a new resolution for the New Year.