"Consider how the wild flowers grow.
They do not labor or spin.
Yet I tell you not even Solomon
in all his splendor
was dressed like one of these."
All blooming in my yard
on a chilly March morning in Florida:
Indian hawthorn, camellia, violas,
petunias, pansies, star jasmine,
and mums that resurrected
from dry stubs
with a little patience.
I'm amazed that I still found
two camellias on the bush,
and I'm awaiting the magnolias.
"I must try and cultivate an eye for life's mercies...
And life, while it has its ugly swamps,
its vile weeds, and its sharp thorns,
has always its fair flowers
to charm the eye with their beauty,
or to fill the air with their fragrance..."
Rev. John Flowers Serjeant, 1878
as quoted on Pollywog Creek
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