It’s that time of year when pink spring blossoms are peaking and the flowers are capturing my eye and creating a desire within me to be outdoors more.
I look forward to the smell of the pink hyacinth that we planted in our yard, it’s so dainty and it’s also bold because it pokes through the ground even when the ground still has snow. It’s also a reminder someone loves me (I got it from my husband as an Easter present one year.)
Next the tulips are vaulting straight up to life. They try their best to stand tall even when the winds can be fierce and blow them inside out. I don’t have any tulips in my yard but I enjoy seeing everyone else’s and even though they grow here, I still think of Holland, Dutch People, Windmills and Wooden Shoes every time I see a group of them.
Then the dance of the pink cherry blossoms begin. These famous flowers blew my mind when we went to see them during the festival in D.C. If you get there during the peak it is a virtual fairy land with petals raining down on you. I can’t think of a better way to feel like the little girl deep inside who once felt like a princess; than to put your arms out and feel them touching your skin. It’s like magic.
The crab apple tree blooms next in our area. With vibrant colors and textured shapes against the sky, they always give me an energized feeling. It’s like nature is telling me to wake up, stop hibernating, Get back to life.
And finally the largest blossom- so soft and sensual and creamy- the pink magnolia tree opens up and signals that spring will prevail and winter will not return again.
I can’t leave out the pink bleeding heart, sprouting up among all of these but these flowers. It waits just a little longer to share the love of its blossoms.
I love all of the pink spring blossoms that the season brings. I also love all the rainbow of colors in our yard with flowers across the color spectrum, But the pinks in spring represent life in different stages to me and like Peggy Lee sang,
Spring flowers aren’t only pink and for girls, there is a list of blue spring blossoms here.