Well that’s pretty!

Some days amidst the calendars and the schedules something pulls me away and makes me pause the chaos.  I had one of those moments this morning as I was jumping in the car worrying I’d be late for a meeting at work.  

Look at this!  Isn’t it stunning?  Look at the tiny drops of water sparkling on the petals and the miniature yellow corn stalks marching around the middle.

Oh, and at this angle!  Look at all the different reds and oranges in the petals.  I love this flower.  The best part is that it’s a mistake flower.  A neighbor gave it to me and it was supposed to be a spring bloomer that attracted hummingbirds. Instead it’s an orange daisy-like wonder that attacts momma Aftheads in the early fall.

What unexpectedly stopped you in your tracks today?

It’s beginning to look a lot like springtime!

Here in Aftheadville we’ve had a few weekends of 70 degree weather and just enough moisture to convince our spring bulbs that it’s time to pop out of the ground and look pretty.  Thank goodness for these random spring days in February, or I might not make it to May when spring finally decides to settle in and stay.  Here’s hoping you are getting a break from winter wherever you are!