Day 10: Beauty in a broken world

Just in case you—like me—can’t get enough of Lenten roses these days, here’s another one for you. Everywhere I turn this week, I feel like I’m seeing or talking about Lenten roses (also known as Hellebores).

Lenten roses bloom in my yard, despite being buried under snow for what felt like a solid month.

On Sunday, my parents and I chatted about their Lenten roses blooming. Mom emails me her own sightings of beauty each day, and for that day, it was her Lenten roses. My dad said he hoped they’d still be blooming when I am able to visit so I can photograph them.

Several friends have picked up their own cameras and posted Lenten rose photos on social media this week, including my dear friend Joy, whose amazing macro photos you should check out. Here’s her Lenten rose bud.

So many of us love Lenten roses because they put on a triumphant show when little else is blooming. They offer a fighting spirit and a bit of encouragement that winter won’t last forever. They also self-sow where they’re happy. So an investment in them pays great rewards, both practical and emotional. And maybe a bit spiritual, too.

Join me in the hunt for beauty?
Where do you see beauty in a broken world? Want to add your own images during the 31-day journey? If so, feel free to comment below with your Instagram handle, and tag your Insta posts with #beautyinabrokenworld. You’ll find me there @pixofhope.

2 thoughts on “Day 10: Beauty in a broken world

  1. Your rose is beautiful Hope. My Dad’s birthday and his passing are within one week of each other and my friend gave me a Lenten Rose as a gift after he passed. It blooms each year during that week so I am always thinking of him when I see it bloom. It makes me smile knowing he’s in a beautiful place and the happiness of Spring is right around the corner!

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