"To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower." Flavia
This quote hung on the wall in my bedroom most of my growing-up years and I wonder how much it influenced my love of wildflowers. I love ALL flowers, but wildflowers are such a gift. They just come up and thrive without a thought or any effort from a living soul. It is undoubtedly my favorite thing about country life. (Except for the birds, the trees, the sky, the butterflies, the lightnening bugs...) Every spring, there they are, right outside my door. A walk to the mailbox takes forever because I must hunt for the blue-eyed grass, a particular favorite and not so easy to find.
I love the gift, but even more, the Giver.