First Buttercup of the Season.
Copyright © 2006 Barry G. Moses.
The signs of change are often small and imperceptible, unless we take time to notice. My friend and I spent some time in the canyon and found the first buttercup of the season. It reminded me of something my father told me once about the spirit of the flowers. Seasons change and the flowers wilt and seem to die, but their roots remain alive beneath the surface. Likewise, our loved ones seem to leave us, but they never really go very far. As I find this sign of spring, I'm encouraged by the power of renewal and rebirth.