As I gaze out my kitchen window at those blooms each Spring, I've always contemplated just snipping a few and bringing them inside to enjoy. But doubt always creeps in and I worry about "messing the bush up" or what I will look at besides chain link if I take branches inside. And then the blossoms wither and I'm left to wait until the next year for another glimpse of sunshine in flower form.
I've mentioned before that I shy away from taking risks. I don't like failure. It makes me eat too many brownies.
To say that I am neurotic would be an understatement.
Following Spring tradition, I found my eyes glued to those blooms again as I washed dishes for the 156th time yesterday. I had some sort of lightlbulb-revelation-road-to-Damascus- moment and realized that if I didn't just bring some flowers inside to enjoy already, I'd spend another few seasons wishing I had.
In short: use it, or lose it.
Paula assured me that the bush would not explode or implode or disappear into a black hole if I pruned a few branches off. So I did. And I put them in my Blessings Unlimited pitcher next to a ceramic quote tile.
And it was great.
Sometimes taking a "risk" is worth it! These simple branches from my back yard are the perfect way to welcome Spring into my home.
Linking to The Nester's Risk Party.