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).
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.