Our weekly photo challenge from Sara Rosso at WordPress.com’s Daily Post is Growth.
Growth is a funny thing. We may notice it all at once, like an aunt who hasn’t seen a small child in months, but we all know that’s not how it really happens. Growth happens cell by cell, moment by moment, and is guided by forces both within and around the growing organism.
I’ve been watching a flower on the hydrangea bush in my side yard for the past few weeks. It started pale and tightly closed, but with light, water, heat, and a little plant food it has blossomed day by day, increasing in size and depth of color. It has almost reached its full bloom, after which it will gradually weaken in color, wilt, and fade to papery leaves that wind will carry away for this season.
Nourishment and so many other factors fuel the progress of any organism, and even help to determine how long the season of its bloom will be. It’s the same process with any growing thing, and so we should take care with how we nourish the important things in our lives – ourselves, our relationships, our work… Let’s face it – what we cultivate, grows.
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