a flower for your friday

~ a flower for your friday ~


Last fall I brought some portulaca inside to see how it would winter over. The small plant hasn’t grown, but it seems happy enough soaking up whatever sun it gets in the window. Every week or two lately, it produces a single tiny but colorful flower.

It’s difficult to turn from the news of the day and find the right perspective for a post. If there are fitting words, I don’t have them.





a flower for your friday


In a week so full of destruction and human suffering, it would seem disconnected to say simply these are flowers for your Friday. Each day brings pictures more heartbreaking than the day before. And yet, each day we see pictures of remarkable strength and determination in an environment that is so very troubling. I hope and pray the situation improves, somehow, for the Ukrainian people, so they can prevail and recover a way of life they see as their own.