I hope everyone who celebrates Easter had a great day! We’re back for the next round of the AtoZ Challenge, where I and hundreds of other intrepid bloggers post something every day but Sunday in April. It’s great fun! Join us!
I’m on the road and away from my garden, but we’ll keep going with the garden theme…hopefully I have enough pics of everything!
I’m not a Christian, and I don’t celebrate Easter (I should be eating matzoh this week, but, well, I’m not).
Still, I the idea of renewal, of beginning again, of rising up. And as we move more fully into spring, we may feel the urge to do some spring cleaning. Some of us like to do dietary cleanses this time of year to renew our bodies and spirits.
It’s time for the lilies to break ground. Easter lilies, in particular, symbolize hope, innocence, purity, and more. In a world filled with so much strife, we need all the hope we can get, don’t you think?
Given the choice, I would probably plant food everywhere. I’m rather indifferent to flowers, though I’m trying to learn more about them. My husband, however, likes “sniffy” things. When the lilies are blooming, or the jasmine, or when I brush up against a rosemary plant, I am reminded of the importance of our olfactory sense.
“Sniffy” things are good for our mood! The scent of flowers can bring us a sensation of peace and joy.
When We Lose Our Sense of Smell
Loss of the sense of smell can be indicative of medical problems, and can also contribute to depression. Loss of sense of smell can also be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s Disease.
If we’re lucky, we can still smell the roses…er, the Easter Lilies. Take some time to drink in the sense of renewal and personal resurrection they can bring to you.
I planted some tulip and gladiolus bulbs last fall and we’ve got flowers (well, one so far) coming up…along with dozens and dozens of wild onions. :O)
Nice. We have some tulips out now, while others will bloom while we’re out of town *sigh*.
We have an Easter Lily up on a high shelf (they are poisonous to cats) and it is beautiful. We won’t see flowers outside for a few more weeks. In fact, we had snow flurries all afternoon on Easter.
Oh, my, snow flurries! Wow. May spring come soon for you.
My gardening days are over. However, the sense of renewal and starting anew is good to keep in mind. Have fun traveling.
I’ve wondered how we will handle the garden when I hang up my gloves for good. Our garden sits on several levels (we’re on a slope), and schlepping bags of compost, etc., will be a challenge one day. We may turn it into a community garden at that point.
Thanks, Liz! And thanks for visiting my blog.
I’m a lover of Easter lilies as well as other flowering plants.
I’m warming up to them, I think! I do enjoy them…just whenever I have a bare patch of ground, I go for the food more than the flowers. That might just be a habit, though, that’s starting to change.
Sniffy things 🙂 – I love your way of putting it. Smell is so evocative isn’t it – a smell can bring back long hidden memories or strongly plant new ones.
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Definitely. I can still smell the Dove soap my grandma used to use, all these decades later.
Is not all of spring a beautiful symbol of renewal and a hint of eternal life from our Creator? Interesting facts you shared. I can still smell, when my nose isn’t stopped up thanks to all the blooming oak trees.
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Indeed, Barbara, great point. And yes, it’s also time for stopped-up noses! My poor hubby has real problems with that.
Lilies are so pretty! But I don’t like their smell… I’m with you on growing food. 🙂
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Ah, someone who isn’t a fan of their scent! I’m not a fan of jasmine, though people tend to love it in general. Nice to meet you, too! Thanks for visiting.