Inside the Mind of Isadora

Crimson’s Creative Challenge – Spring Dawn


Love is not seasonal, plant your seeds today …

Spring Dawn

Every flower 

of every tomorrow

is a seed well planted 

on a winter’s day

Then, earth awakens.

The wonder of another season

bringing colorful flowers

For Spring’s debut

2022©Isadora DeLaVega


Crimson Creative Challenge – #176

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

16 thoughts on “Crimson’s Creative Challenge – Spring Dawn

  1. That does touch at the roots of me. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. I like that reminder to plant seeds 🙂

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    • I’ve never had luck with planting seeds. I buy lil plants but seeds do create the beauty we love in Spring – flowers..
      Thanks ….

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      • Well the pack of parsley seeds were so soaked I think it helped germinate them!
        And did you know I had someone jokingly
        Say “you stole your neighbors seeds”
        I said “huh?”
        They literally had the ten cent price on them and if they were like five dollar pack of Ferry Morse I might have asked around –
        But they were also in the back yard and so was into knock on eleven doors to ask “did you lose parsley seeds in the last two
        Weeks” hahaha
        I accepted them as a gift –
        Anyhow – marigolds grow
        Excellent from seeds and so
        Do gladiolus (bulbs) those two heart and beautiful plants (sound familiar dear hearty and and beautiful Izzy?) well they seem to grow in almost any soil!
        Cheers to spring

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        • Ha Ha I had a similar experience when I planted strawberries in my garden on Long Island, NY.
          I didn’t get one strawberry. I thought the plant didn’t make any. Then, one day, I was getting into my car and my neighbor was in my garden. He said Thanks for the strawberries, they’re delicious. I asked him why he was taking my strawberries. He told me he knew I didn’t like them.
          WHAT the F– K?
          I barely talked to him, just wave and say hello. He was the type that took ‘Hello’ as something else. I told him to get out of my garden before I called the police and not to take my strawberries. The nerve … my husband went over later that night and gave him a word or two. Strange … right???

          Yes, I’m going to be looking at my garden catalog for these plants. Do I have to take the bulbs and store them. I used to grow tulips but you had to store during the winter. I’m in Florida so it does get HOT … Thanks, Yvette. I hope you have a wonderful week … Izzy 😎

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          • Hi – I am the wrong person to ask about bulbs and tulips – hahah
            but the few tidbits I know are as follows:
            a) gladiolus bulbs do not need to come up in my area – and because they are super easy and I am glad to hopefully have them back again this year and going forth –
            b) tulip bulbs do need to come up – they will get eaten or just have problems (from heat or maybe cold?) – and so what I did this year was only have them in containers – and right now the flowers are gone but the leaves are vibrant and green. I was told to let that “be” because it is when the nourishing process happens. So much energy is exerted during the bloom – and the non-bloom time is for rebuilding and refueling – and Izzy – there is an analogy for humans there eh?)
            c) Iris bulbs – or root systems – My neighbor just took up all of her purple irises – and I was reminded that those bulbs need to be divided – given or shared – or there growth is stunted (another analogy about how we humans often thrive when we share and give as opposed to hoarding – lol) – well my spouse accidentally dumped all the iris roots she gave me – but it turned out that I was glad because they might have had “round up” sprayed on them and we do not want that Nasty chemical anywhere in our yard if we can help it.

            The strawberry story was shocking and cute rude of the neighbor – it sounds like you and the hubs handled it with grace but still confronted enough to let him know it was wrong.
            I think when it comes to seeing fruits and veggies “right there in front of us” it might be easy to think it is open for anyone.
            A few years ago, I was biking and went past two dozen pear trees – just right along the side walk. I reached up and grabbed a pear and when I got home I felt the wrongness of it. Oops = I thought about bringing it back – but felt too late – but I will never do that again.
            and so with your neighbor – on one hand I can see why he was lured in – but on the other – to “assume” – you did NOT like strawberries? really? why would you grown them?
            anyhow, shame on him for taking them especially when the crop was still so low. (and speaking of a low yield – my spouse has been growing a container – big wheelbarrow planter- of strawberries for a few years now and it is never much yield – but the couple of quarts it is up to now is such a joy for him.

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            • Well … here I am – late to the dance again.
              I’ll use my Latin heritage as an excuse for my lateness. You know Latins are always late. LOL
              Yvette, you have way more knowledge about bulbs than I do. I love the idea of tulips in a container. I have a bad back so I research, purchase and water. My hubby does the planting. I’m fortunate. I get to see the beauty. I think I could manage the containers though. I think there’s always a good story behind gardening. Your pear grab happens all the time here. The oranges or lemons are abundant. Years ago, on the way to a friends house there was a home with a Meyer Lemon tree. They’re delicious, not as tart. Well … they were always on the lawn. I hated to see them rotting. One day, I rang their bell and asked if I could pick some of the lower lemons. They told me to pick as many as I wanted. And, if I wanted I could come back for more while the tree was producing them. LOVED IT!!!. I did it for years. They were nice elderly people that disliked lemons. Eventually, the husband died and she sold the home. It was good while it lasted. ~~~ : – ) I do hope you get a better crop of berries this year. Be well … Thanks for all of hints. Enjoy a blessed Sunday … Izzy


              • Smiling at the Latino lateness which is smooth !
                And those shared lemons sound awesome and nice to have generous neighbors (for a while at least)
                And I don’t think the hubs is going do a big crop of strawberries or he would have them in Manu containers – he just nurtures the one large barrel and hopefully this year they will bring more !
                I have a garden post coming up later this month and will link you when I publish because it has a few tips for container gardens- not that I am a mater gardener but do have a few years under by belt (or garden gloves)
                I had a peach tree that self pollinated and it had peaches first year! But the trunk got some fungus and I lost the tree after three years
                The pride and joy is my apple tree out front – it is in the delicious family and so the apples are great tasting
                My son taught himself how to make apple pie because of that tree!
                Anyhow – a few years ago – as the tree grew / we did not know what to do with the huge crop – our neighbor’s hand man (Sylvester) came to ask he could have them for his horses
                He now caree for the tree a little (pruned it last year) but I still feed it!
                Anyhow – last year we had so many he said he took half of them to “feed more” charity –
                Talk about a fun tree to have
                Anyhow me I bet you helped with the lemon crop … until the new homeowners came


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