Friday, July 18, 2014

In the unexpected place: {Bloom}

LInking up with other writers at Lisa Jo Baker's for Five Minute Friday. Today's the day where we silence the inner critic and just write for the fun of it for five minutes straight. This week's prompt is "bloom".

They grew up there again this year in that tired dirt from years gone by.

Those golden maidens with faces so cheerful. We didn’t expect them to grow because no one planted new seeds in the dirt this year.

But, grow they did!
So many of them. 

Taller than my husband and me. 

Tall and proud. 

My husband had to brace a couple of them in the high winds and storms a couple of weeks ago, but most of them flourished even in the storms.

These tall beauties were so very unexpected, but they are such a delight. Hubby planted the seeds last year for tall, huge, magnificent sunflowers. We had them last year, but they were planned. 

We oohed and ahhed at their tallness, golden-ness and their beauty.

But, this year, before my husband could get out his seed packet to plant again, he came in the house with a big smile and said, “there are already sunflowers coming up! I guess from the seeds that fell to the ground last year.”

What a surprise!
What an unexpected delight.

To have something bloom in a place you thought was barren. In a place you didn’t get time to plant.

Some unexpected beauty just shows up and decides to take your breath away.

I hope in this life that you find that.

That you find some unexpected beauty blooming in a barren place where you least expected it to happen. 

Blessings to you, friend!



  1. Stopping by from FMF this afternoon and smiling with you at this unexpected beauty.

  2. Replies
    1. thanks for stopping by, Stacey! Blessings!

  3. I just love this! Beautiful words in bloom and a beautiful truth as well! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from fmf

    1. thanks for stopping, Rachel! And for your kind words! Blessings!

  4. "That you find some unexpected beauty blooming in a barren place where you least expected it to happen. " <--- I love when hope shows up in words. What a beautiful image.

    1. thank you! :) and blessings to you!


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