Shhh, the Flowers are Speaking

Come take a virtual walk with me. Every spring I love to photograph the flowers announcing spring is here or near. It gives me such joy to see their beauty and draws me outside. In my garden, the first to emerge from winter’s slumber is daffodils and I’m blessed to have a few varieties. Each year they whisper the same sweet oration to me as they primp and pose for this annual photo shoot.

Between the flowers and the birds, I’m gifted a great visual of The Sermon on the Mount, one of the world’s most profound messages ever taught. Due to cooler temps, I’ve enjoyed the grandeur a bit longer. We’re still waiting for spring weather to arrive. As we wait, I’ll share a few quotes applicable to the season.

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”  — Henry Van Dyke

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.”  — Helen Keller

“Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”  — Robert H. Schuller

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”  — Eleanor Roosevelt

“And why do you worry about clothes? Observe how the wildflowers of the field grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these.”  — Jesus, Matthew 6:28-29

Dear Reader, did you hear the flowers? Have you stopped to listen? They give us reason to rejoice and praise our marvelous Creator. Spring is also a season of renewal; it reminds us of new life. If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, please consider it today. Our sins separate us from a genuine relationship with Jesus. To have peace and life with Christ: repent (turn from your sins), by faith believe that Jesus died for you and rose from the grave, through prayer, invite Jesus to take control of your life.

Dear Father God, you are worthy of all adoration. There is much to learn from your magnificent creation. Thank you for making such splendor for people to enjoy. By observing the birds and flowers, we’re given a beautiful reminder of your provision. The flowers lift their heads to gaze heavenward, while the birds sing praises to you each day. Neither suffers anxiety rather they do what you created them to do—they trust you and live. May it be so in the lives of people too. Amen.

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I am a follower of Jesus Christ, grandmother, great-grandmother, foster care parent, and trauma survivor. I enjoy sipping tea, writing devotionals, prayers, short stories, and unburdening my heart to the Lord. Check the About page if you want to read more of my story.

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18 thoughts on “Shhh, the Flowers are Speaking

  1. Amen 🙏🏽 what a beautiful prayer Manette. We have the opportunity to just look at these beautiful flowers and be reminded of the beauty in not only God’s creation but also in His provision. May we cast our cares on the Lord and live out the purpose He has made us for.

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  2. A sweet and wonderful devotion. Your photographs are absolutely beautiful.
    Mannette, you and Gary Fultz, and Beth Alisan are excellent photographers. Your talent with the camera is very much enjoyed and appreciated. Thank you for your biblical words today and the meaningful commentary with them.

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    1. Oh, Mary Cates, I’m glad you appreciated the beauty. Our creator gets the credit.

      I chuckled with my photos being compared to Gary’s and Beth’s. I’m an amateurish photographer. I know I’m not in the same camp as Gary when it comes to techniques. I have an “eye” for what looks good and with digital people can shoot a lot and keep a small percentage that don’t get rejected. Jehovah bless you today.


  3. Yes, 1st spring day here I think. I too want to get out and just enjoy all the spring flowers and new signs of life each spring. Camera is optional but preferred. Spring is my reminder of the resurrection as well.

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  4. Manette, your daffodils are beautiful! What a treat these pictures were. The set with the extra layer of frills look as if they are dressed for a ball. Robert Shuller’s quote is perfect for these hearty spring flowers which stand strong through the last blasts of winter. One of the things I love about spring is just as I say hello and goodbye to one type of bloom another is right their to take its place filling the garden with a new fragrance. From the narcissus to the hyacinth. From the lilac to the lily of the valley.

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    1. Thank you, Beth, to God be the glory for His artistry.

      Your description of how quickly it transitions from one to the next is something I’ve been awed by. The garden I have was filled with perennials when I moved into this home. I had often thought, if I had the equipment and know-how, it would be fun to take time-lapsed photos of the full growing season from spring to fall and see it play out in motion.

      Jehovah bless you.

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