Pasque flowers for spring

Today is Easter – a day filled with promise, hope, and spring.  Yet this year is not like other years.  Many of us are celebrating the day without friends and family and without the many traditions that we have come to associate with Easter.

And usually Mother Nature is on board too, but that’s not the case in Minnesota today.  I’m looking out the window at snow coming down and collecting on the grass and trees.  When the temperature was 60 degrees yesterday I thought the 3-6 inches of predicted snow was wrong, but that just may hold true.  Somewhere there are lovely small pasque flowers that are keeping their blossoms closed to protect themselves from the snow.  They too know what’s necessary for survival.  And yet I know spring will turn the corner, and these flowers will open up again and be thankful for the moisture and the sun.  There is promise and hope.

 

7 thoughts on “Pasque flowers for spring

  1. susurrus April 12, 2020 / 1:14 pm

    There is hope. Thanks for sharing the pasque flowers.

    • lindastaatsphoto April 12, 2020 / 2:03 pm

      You are welcome. Pasque flowers are one of my favorites!

  2. Dlsteeg April 12, 2020 / 2:16 pm

    Thanks Linda, good to see this photo on Easter, we ,of course, have more blooming and not short on sunshine but need rain! Doris Steeg

    • lindastaatsphoto April 13, 2020 / 2:37 pm

      Glad to hear you’re both doing well. And hopefully the rains will return (just like in MN, be careful what you ask for!!). Happy Easter!

  3. The Cedar Journal April 12, 2020 / 10:00 pm

    I was shocked to hear from MN bloggers that it was snowing with such force. April – snow- I should have been there fly fishing this week.
    One of the worse blizzards of all time happened in Southern Minnesota in the late 1800s when a Polar Votex came through the Great Plains out of the Artic. It caught many throughout the region out tilling fields with warm temps. Within minutes it was white out conditions many died trying to get back to the house safely. There is a book called The Children Blizzard and is published by a MN author who did a remarkable job of retelling the story of that blizzard. We are so lucky to live in the time of KARE 11 news and Sven giving us a forecast to mostly count on. Still 6-8 inches of snow seems crazy just like the current world crisis. Stay safe and healthy and be careful with the snow shovel.😊

    • lindastaatsphoto April 13, 2020 / 2:36 pm

      Sadly there are many blizzards in years past that have proven deadly. Hence we have the weather advisories and warnings. And in MN those come regularly. We ended up with 5+ inches in the Cities yesterday, and more flurries today. But it is April, and it will melt…

      • The Cedar Journal April 13, 2020 / 7:32 pm

        Those April snows never last long but are moral busters to get when everyone is thinking Spring gardens.

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