At the base of each drying leaf
Is a bud full of life and potential
Waiting patiently for summer’s heat
Or winter’s cold to pass
Knowing Spring will bring renewal
Behind all that crushes you
Makes you feel devastated
Hopeless and distraught
Lies a bud of strength and potential
The creator’s promised hope
Waiting for you to recognize
That your spring has arrived
Carol Anne commented on this post from my archives, and I thought it would be a great one as we look forward to the new year!
I took the photos this morning in my yard.