Not half so dramatic as the azalea in the front garden. This is a real "burning bush" appearance just waiting for another few days until it bursts into bloom.
O God, I thank You for this day of life
for eyes to see the sky
for ears to hear the birds
for feet to walk amidst the trees
for hands to pick the flowers from the earth
for a sense of smell to breathe in the sweet perfumes of nature
for a mind to think about and appreciate the magic of everyday miracles
for a spirit to swell in joy at your mighty presence everywhere.
Marian Wright Edelman