Monday, March 12, 2012


A few years ago we planted thousands of daffodils on the north bank of the pond at church.  I encouraged this and enlisted help for the plantings in this blog.  It was my hope that over time the north bank would become covered with the pretty little flowers.

It was my assumption that when you plant a daffy, that they come back every year, and that they will usually double each year.  So if you planted 3,000 - next year you would have six and so on.  This is certainly true about the Iris in my back yard.

Well, it has not been the case with the Woods Chapel daffodils and I apologize.  Many people worked very hard to plant them and over the years there have been fewer and fewer of them come up in the spring.  There are several reasons for this.  First of all, the soil on the north bank is terribly rocky.  Secondly, daffys need the blessing of bone marrow from time to time.  Finally, sometimes we mowed over them inadvertently.

There are some lessons to learn from this in life about people from this experience.  You can plant beautiful things, but if you pick bad soil, the beauty is not going to grow.  I would also say that the effort put in to make something beautiful is never effort given in vain.  Finally, one daffodil is  beautiful.  As long as there is one, I want to remember the hard work that so many put in and thank you and celebrate with you.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Tempering of the Spirit said...

Don't give up. The ones that were mowed over will come back. And if you look closer, there could be two.