09 October, 2017

Bloom Where You're Planted?

A few weeks ago a friend presented me with two bags full of bare-roots Iris plants, the same plants I had admired at her home this past spring, in need of transplanting. I was grateful for the gift; but, since we were traveling that following week, I set the bags aside in a shady location to await setting in the ground upon our return back home. A few days ago, as I walked past the bags, I noticed a flash of color. Amazingly, one of the Iris was blooming! Right there, out of the bag, this bare-roots plant was not to be denied its moment of splendor! I have always embraced a "bloom where you're planted" life philosophy, but this Iris plant was doing me one better.  Rejoice in where you are, take full advantage of the gifts and opportunities that God has given you, give thanks and be grateful.
Bloom where you are, planted or not, simply bloom!
Life is Good!

7 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful - the bloom and your thoughts.

Little Penpen said...

There's a huge lesson from that beautiful iris. I love the color! Thanks for sharing this message.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Those words are my mantra too! Lovely bloom. You were given a gift of nature.
Brenda

Quilting Babcia said...

I love that thought!

quiltkeemosabe said...

I agree that blooming out of a bag is amazing. But research how to plant them. If I remember my grandmother's irises, they like to have the top of their roots or the rhizome? showing.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Thanks for this post. Came at a time when I needed to just STOP and be satisfied with all the gifts and graces in my life. Too often we have "blinders" on and just plow through our lives THINKING we're heading towards our goal only to realize it's the journey, not the destination that counts ;-) Linda

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