So much color filled the areas in the Statehouse Convention Center this weekend in downtown Little Rock. Local vendors and businesses were all there to help you figure out how you are were going to style your spring: for your body, home, yard, and dinner tables.
The Arkansas Women Bloggers, of whom I am a part, was asked to run the social media outlet for the AFGS. They did a fabulous job of welcoming attenders, answering questions, hosting guests, and being a friendly face at the front of the exhibit hall.
Our yard in West Little Rock right now is still dead. Its brown, yucky brown. It needs help. As we were pulling in this afternoon from church I saw the little green shoots of flowers in our backyard garden island. I can’t wait to see our bushes and flowering plants in full bloom. Our family was able to catch a glimpse of the colors that will be filling our yard as we ventured through the exhibit hall and up on the main floor where the award-winning plants were.
My favorite part of looking at flowers and marveling at their beauty is knowing the One who created them all. He designed every plant that has ever grown. We get to bask in the colors of the goodness God has blessed us with. That’s one of the reasons I look forward to spring. On our third date I remember my (now) husband and I walking through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. I took about a gazillion pictures of the masterful tulips. He just smiled and watched. I knew he was a keeper on that day.
So, when the buds start coming up in your back yard, sit back and watch them, admiring their beauty, and bless others with their goodness. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to get flowers.
Note: I was given tickets to the Garden Show during a #bloggersinbloom event a few weeks ago. Thank you for the tickets – and all thoughts and photos are my own.