Video: Mixing potted plants and flowers
When Jesse and I were first married, we lived in Virginia near Natural Bridge. There is a park and naturally occurring rock structure that is, as the town’s name suggests, a natural bridge. It is an unusual occurrence and one of great, profound beauty! Perhaps some of you know it.
I fell in love with Easter under that bridge. A river runs through the canyon along the walking path; it’s sure and restful. Mist rises from the river and sunbeams dance through, giving the mist colorful movement and life all its own. Birds sing more perfectly than an organ and patches of daffodil, forsythia, muscari, hellebore, phlox and tulips resurrect from the ground that was just cold and frozen. They reach out as if to offer me a kiss. I smile and accept.
The image is settled in my mind — me, my new groom, and a bridge at sunrise on Easter morning. What hope, what joy, what kindness!
This year, I’ll be in the mountains celebrating, and the “Pot-et-Fleurs” you’ll see in this free video will be on the brunch buffet. I’ll think of you when I see it. I’ll imagine you resting under your bridge, smiling and welcoming the kisses.
Steady heart, steady mind, flower champions.