The changing of seasons are subtle here on the coast, but I've always enjoyed and noticed the shifts. Winter brought quite a few storms our way and flooded the soil with much needed moisture. All the lovely hydration and nourishment added to the earth led to an unforgettable Spring.
Growth and buds began to slowly poke through towards the end of March, teasing us with their potential. I had high hopes, but I was in no way prepared for what was coming.
It came overnight. The flood of green, purple, orange, yellow, pink, and white—covering the sea cliffs, nearby hills, and any bare ground available! Wildflowers. Greenery. Everywhere. I have never seen anything like it in all my 29 years of living here. Our seaside desert has bloomed like never before and I'm completely enraptured.
This unique and rare Spring has felt like a personal gift. On every seaside walk or drive through town, the beautiful fragrance of sea salt and fresh blooms has filled the air, wrapping me in peace, gently settling my soul. I so clearly sense my Creator's confirmation of my heart's intention. He is with me and is joyfully pushing me forward, inspiring me daily with His living art—the majesty of the sea and the delicate beauty of the blooms. It's my dream world, a sea flower world, a mer fleur world.
Spring embodies hope and renewal for all. It's a season of fresh beginnings. I encourage you to walk outside and notice the beauty around you. Where ever you live there are unique and fascinating plants and buildings and people to enjoy. Savor the changes and growth occurring around you. Breathe it all in and be thankful for every part. Your soul needs it.
I wish you a May of natural inspiration and simple joys. May this month be one you always remember.
À votre santé!