When I first saw the daily prompt for today, I thought of the verb form of elaborate. Like in adding details to something. My mind was blank. After yesterday’s rant, my heart was feeling heavy and I didn’t feel much like blogging or thinking about daily prompts anyway.
Then I looked out my kitchen window at yet another gray dreary day. We’ve had several days of rain. “The sun’s in hiding again today,” I thought. Then my eye caught something blowing in the wind. It was an iris…. the first one of spring and freshly bloomed just this morning in my little neglected iris patch that desperately needs thinning out. The irises are late this year and I’d been wondering if they would even make an appearance this spring.
I dearly love irises. They’ve always been my favorite flower. The iris is also the Tennessee state flower. I’ve always marveled at how God made the different colors of irises bloom at different times. It’s always this off-white variety of mine that blooms first. Always. I went outside to take a closer look, to smell its sweet goodness, to admire God’s exquisite design. It was then that I thought of the adjective form of the daily prompt. Elaborate– marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated; ornate. I smiled. There’s no better word to describe such a lovely flower as the iris. I thanked God for his glorious creation and my heart felt happy again.