|Bird's Foot Violet|
After a few days of futile search, I found two more on the hillside above the pond, followed by Rue Anemone, and soon a whole patch of them was bobbing in the breeze. Now, just a month after the first sightings, new blossoms appear every day in rapid succession, their names as colorful as they are: Small Bluets, Johnny-Jump-Up, Bird's Foot Violet, Spring Beauty, Buttercups, Wild Sweet William, and the ubiquitous Dandelion.
Long ago, God made a promise to Noah, and He hasn't forgotten it:
"As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease."