I thought the freeze had taken out the beautiful blooms.

One of the joys of living in this house is the tulip tree in our front yard. In late February it starts to bud out and usually begins blooming a couple of weeks later.

It’s nothing but sticks and flowers.

This morning’s sticks and flowers following a huge, wild wind storm and rain. Photo credit yours truly.

About a week ago a freeze made some of the buds turn brown, and I was afraid the normal bloom would be a no go this year. Then after the winds from this morning I thought any blooms left would be “blowed away.”

Our little tulip tree is resilient. It weathered the storm. And, this morning I was treated to sunny skies and pink flowers.

Are you weathering a storm? Do you feel like you’re getting frozen out, blown away? Resilient means capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture.

We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed, always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body.

2 Corinthians 4:8-10

Spring and my little tree are a lot like resurrection. Dead from winter, spring brings my tree out of it’s dormancy and into life.

That resilient tree made it through the storm to shine. ❤

Another angle. Welcome spring. Photo credits yours truly.