petals to cushion the hard places

Today I am sharing a post from one of my most loved blogs: My Path with Stars Bestrewn written by Amy.
Amy and I have much in common: she was a teacher, she has a collection of cherished children’s books and she sees beauty in all of nature.

My Path with Stars Bestrewn

Those of you who have been following this blog for any length of time know that nature is my primary focus. The flora and fauna that inhabit my gardens and populate nearby fields, woods, and waterways are not only the focal point of my lens, they are also my teachers. I absorb many spiritual lessons while observing the quiet examples nature unfurls before me.

Some people claim to have a spirit animal – a creature who, for them, embodies certain inspirational qualities or characteristics. I don’t have a spirit animal, but I do have a few spirit flowers. And one of my special favorites is sweet alyssum. I’ve long identified sweet alyssum as the poster child (as it were) for resilience. Each year, when autumn’s first frost descends, it lays waste the garden – impatiens and begonias crumple, other fair blossoms faint dead away. But not sweet alyssum. While the…

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  3 comments for “petals to cushion the hard places

  1. janette andrews
    August 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Dear Ellen, seems to me that sweet alyssum has taken root in your heart and soul.  Blessings, xo Janette


  2. Shirley
    August 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Wow that was strong and meaningful-almost makes you want to cry: words that we all should copy and hang where we can remember them often. BEAUTIFUL? Thank you for sharing.



  3. September 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Natsure offers us such wonderful reflections and lessons….and you were open enough to hear 🙂 a lovely post

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