Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Showers and flowers

Jill poses another of her monthly challenges so I am happy to try.Showers and flowers, well I could say it's due to the Earth's tilt and gyroscopes and chaos theory in weather and where you live in the world, but I won't. I will do this...

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It is at this time, when winter loses its grip and the slowly increasing warmth from the Sun releases moisture to the soil. Somewhere is a niche at a woodland edge or in the shade of nothing but trunk and bare branch. There, beneath the soil, rest fortunes for the future.

There is but little time. Soon the canopy above will burst forth in green, greedily stealing the life giving rays of the Sun. Here it comes, a poke of green, sucking in energy. Bursting with one desire. Reproduce.

Stored within itself, as it hid under the snow, there are now few rations left, but enough to try.

A point of beauty claims the sky and shouts to the entire world...

Love me.

11 comments:

jill said...

Just lovely! And very true about those trees and how they hog the sun's rays when in full bloom. Now is the time for those little guys to poke their heads up and say "aaah"....

Thanks for taking the challenge and I will now go link you up. (and two entries for you, sir!)

dave hambidge said...

Now that is a strong contender Andy; good work.

Andy Holroyd said...

Many thanks. I had been thinking in a totally different way and then it all spilled out in 5 minutes.

As I got the challenge logo I thought "I'm sure Jill has posted something similar to this. I'll have a look, it could be fun if I can link them somehow".

Then I clicked 'Publish' instead of 'Save' so I didn't get the chance, oops :)

jill said...

I've decided I'm not going to take my own challenges anymore since they are connected to prizes. I'm leaving all the fun to you guys! :-)

Laura said...

You have raised the bar indeed.. beautiful post. And, quite a nice picture as well

Andy Holroyd said...

I love bluebells. There's a small wood up the road which will be turning blue in just a week or two.

jill said...

My hubby loves bluebells as well...once we tried growing them here in the states, but no go.

lynn said...

very nice post. thank you. ♥

Andy Holroyd said...

Thank you Lynn.

<blushes modestly at all the nice comments>

Barbara said...

I'm finally checking out all of the entries. This is beautiful - I LOVE the flower - what is it?

Andy Holroyd said...

Cheers Barbara. The flower is a bluebell, click the image for more info.