There is something about flowers that make everything seem so fresh and pretty, as if they are breathing new life into us with each bloom that begins to open. They are so perfectly beautiful at every stage, starting with just the smallest bud and a hint of color. As the bud opens and the flower begins to bloom and unravel each delicate petal for an every changing sight. I’m in awe every time I stop to really look closely at the beauty beheld by each flower no matter how intricately tiny or how voluptuously large it is. Every petal is so delicate, it is amazing to think they survive outside in the wind, rain, and blistering sun of the spring, summer, fall. Thank goodness for mother nature!