It seemed to me that the smiles that lovely
Sunday morning were inspired by
The bright yellow blanket of …buttercups??
The velvety, golden flowers, after a long, dreary March,
Shone like the very essence of Spring’s promise.
The generosity of Nature and the hope of Renewal !
Then, kneeling in the middle of a lovely patch of these dazzlers,
Teresa wiped her forehead with soil-soaked gloves and
Told me about Lesser Celandine, or Ficaria verna, or pilewort…
An invasive species, toxic to human and animal life,
And the certain predator of all the hope of Spring to come.
Oh, how nature reminds us…sometimes… to beware
The bright and shiny!