My daffodils break through the ground around Christmas time. Then they wait, only their tips poking above the ground’s surface. This year’s unseasonably warm days in January and February encouraged the daffodils to grow and bud prematurely.
March brought back winter weather as temperatures dropped into the teens. The daffodils froze; in the mornings the plants were flat on the ground. As the day warmed, the plants thawed; stems and buds straightened back up.
The daffodils are blooming in spite of being damaged. The stems are weaker than they would have been had they not grown so early. Some stems are so frail they cannot hold their blooms off the ground. But although bent, the flowers still reveal their beauty for all who take the time to see.
He does not crush the weak, Or quench the smallest hope; He will end all conflict with his final victory. Matthew 12:20 TLB
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