Friday, May 22, 2015

Spring Memories

Aren't these lilies of the valley lovely?  Very delicate.  One morning they showed up in a neighbor's yard where a tree had been cut down.  In just a few days they were gone.  They bring back wonderful memories of my childhood in spring.  I picked lilies of the valley from our yard and put them on a May altar made of an orange crate and a statue of Mary.
In our yard there was a forsythia and what we called "fire bush."  Then lilacs and irises (we called them flags.")  We had daffodils and tulips.  And we had a grove of apple trees that blossomed later.
What I notice now, but didn't notice then, is that these spring flowers pass quickly.  It is our spring memories that last.

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