The First Few Blossoms of Spring

Apr 08, 2019
The first few blossoms of spring are beginning to appear, and we think it is quite magical. What is blooming in your backyard?


By Rebekah Ratcliff


The first wildflower blossoms of spring always bring me so much joy. Their bright new petals burst through the cold and grey winter making way for the return of nature's growth cycle.
 As they grow these blooms remind us that life is coming again, and that life is precious, small and sweet. These flowers are something to be cherished and cared for. Here's to spring's first few precious blossoms, may they be the first of many to come!

Common Larkspur. Photo: Kris Kristovich.
Common Larkspur. Photo: Kris Kristovich.
There is something quite shocking
About your arrival today,
While I was sniffling, shivering
You hadn’t a moment delay.

There is something quite incredible
About the way you’ve broken through,
While the world was frozen solid
You had nothing else to do.

Common Yarrow. Photo: Kris Kristovich.
Common Yarrow. Photo: Kris Kristovich.
There is something quite astounding
About your bright color shining out,
While all was cold and dreary
You decided you’d dress proud.

There is something quite amazing
About your sneaky entrance here,
While the world waited quietly
You were introduced without fear.

Western Wallflower. Photo: M.A. Willson
Western Wallflower. Photo: M.A. Willson
There is something that is almost magic
About the way you make me feel,
While all was crash and chaos
You forced my leg to kneel.

There is something indescribable 
About the beauty, you will share,
While the world continues asking
You need only a little care.

Seep Monkeyflower. Photo: Kris Kristovich.
Seep Monkeyflower. Photo: Kris Kristovich.
There is little care I can give you
For you only need some room,
While I stand here, excited smiling
You are rooted and simply bloom.


Share your favorite spring flowers as they begin to blossom and see many of our favorites on our Facebook and Instagram @deslandtrust #wildflowers #lovewhereyoulive



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