• Karen Crehan

Gifts from the Nature Angels.

Updated: Jul 20

When I moved to my house upstate, I was very lucky in the fact that the previous owner had already planted many flowers around the property. There were plenty of daffodils, irises and lilies that would bloom for me. I love that I had flowers throughout the different months starting in March and going into the summer.

Every year, I added more flowers and flowering bushes to the garden so that there would always be something blooming every week.

I would take proper care of each flower to make sure they would come back again the following year. Proper care just means knowing what the flower needs and when you should cut it back.

I love seeing the butterflies enjoy the different flowers and I would take plenty of pictures of them too.

I talk to the flowers and tell them how beautiful they are. I usually would not cut them to bring them inside except for the ones that were top heavy and lying down in the soil. They deserve to be admired also.

Interestingly enough, every year some wild flowers would just show up in my garden. Nothing I planted, but still pretty and colorful. Of course, logically, you can just say that this is just a seed brought by the wind. That is perfectly understandable.

But then some really pretty flowers starting to show up, ones that I never planted. I wasn't even quite sure what they were at first.

The beautiful violet-purple balloon flowers made it to my garden one year and then the following year, a double-petal balloon flower also showed up in my garden. I absolutely love these beautiful flowers.

I am thankful to the Nature Angels because I am sure they orchestrated this. Whether they had the help of an animal, a squirrel or a bird or maybe just the wind bringing a seed to the garden. They brought this flower to me.

The wonderful thing about balloon flowers is they keep spreading. Every summer, I find more of them in the garden area.

2 summers ago, I was looking out my kitchen window and I saw a burst of bright orange in my rock garden. I went up to get a closer look at it and I saw it was a beautiful flowering bush. The Nature Angels had brought me another flower. I realized that they are bringing flowers to help me.

Violet is the color of transformation and forgiveness. I really needed to forgive myself for all the times that I ignored my own needs. Orange is connected with our creativity. The Nature Angels reminded me to create more. Create something different.

Sometimes we can just get into a routine of getting up, going to work, coming home, making dinner, maybe watching a little TV and then going to bed.

It is so important to pay attention to what's being offered to us. What do you really want to do? Create something new for yourself.





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