Sunday, 17 July 2011

Hope


Iv'e been travelling into Manchester 2 or three evenings each week for the last month, Hospital visiting. Central Manchester is a very urban place and the grounds of the Hospital are no different. In fact there are 3 massive hospitals all connected and on the same site. 

During evening visiting times there is a main road that has no parking restrictions which is useful. When I got out of the car on Friday I noticed something out of place, unexpected but beautiful, behind the works fencing... If you look closely at the centre of the above picture, you will see a flower. 



I took the pictures tonight, unfortunately since Friday the rain has taken its toll on the petals. There is the first lesson I should have learnt, capture the moment when you first see it !
But the thought remains, life will triumph when it wants to, nature and creation will outdo the most impressive of man's constructions. Or as Alexander Pope expressed...

Hope Springs Eternal

Sometimes we need these little reminders. 
Sometimes we could do with BIG reminders.
Sometimes we take pictures of life's flowers, knowing if we don't capture and share,
they will pass without note

Sometimes we just have to take things on faith.

9 comments:

Raejean said...

It's amazing how a small glimmer of Heavenly Father's creations can remind us of His love and our purpose. Thanks for sharing.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Never take even the tiniest speck of beauty for granted...immortalize it in word/paint/film/stone..whatever works for you...share it, keep it close, pull it out and look at it again when everything around you seems bleak and ugly...look for it in the most unlikely places for that is where it grows the best.

Middle-aged Mormon Man said...

I could probably get a flower to grow in my driveway - but not in my flowerbed.

Lynn said...

Great post John. Life can over come any amount of diversity!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Life happens regardless of circumstances.

Crystal Pistol said...

Hospital visits can be sorrowful and scary. It's comforting to know there is a plan and All Is Well.

Beautiful post.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi John .. I hope the hospital visits will be fewer soon - never an easy place to spend time in. However looking on the bright side makes life so much better - and at least we've had rain (perhaps you don't need it up there .. we do down here!) ..

Poppies are amazing and their varieties that seed themselves - just beautiful.

Go well .. Hilary

Cathy said...

A beautiful post. It's amazing how God or nature can so easily thwart the plans or pavements of men.

Better is Possible said...

Thanks for the reminder!

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