when the forsythia blooms

I love this time of year, and one of the things I always look forward to is the appearance of the bright, yellow Forsythia blossom. This fascinating plant only blooms once a year, its flowers lasting for about two weeks, but it signals the start of Spring with a blast of color.”When the forsythia blooms, it’s time to prune the roses,” as the saying goes. The forsythia blossom also reminds me that it’s time to trim and prune away those things in my life that keep me from growing and fully being me. It’s time to prune my roses.

Photo by Maureen McHugh-Castro

Photo by Maureen McHugh-Castro

forsythia bush
golden messenger of change
roses await their pruning

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