A bright day: The sunlight illuminates tiny
yellow flower buds which, from even a slight distance, resemble
tiny points of light – wee visions of warmer, brighter, sweeter
days to come.
While faithful evergreens speak to the eternal life from which
we emerge, to which we return, smaller deciduous trees and
shrubs symbolize lives sometimes void of joy or peace, waiting
in dimness for the emerging light to warm the soil that holds
our tenacious roots, our tenuous seeds.