We had a few hours of sunshine today ... the first in a long time. I had been waiting for this moment - the daffodils had been up for weeks, and I hadn't been able to get a good picture!
I grabbed my camera and went outside, the sunlight felt so good.
As I searched to find the perfect daffodil, though, disappointment hit me hard.
This cold wet spring has brought forth critters.
Critters that LOVE daffodils ... for lunch!
Each and every beautiful flower was tattered and torn ... some buds never even made it into full flower. All ruined.
I felt horrible. No perfect pictures.
Then I saw this daffodil ... still holding it's head up despite the damage.
And in the center ... a heart.
Created by the very critters I was cursing.
I had to stop and re-evaluate.
The daffodils were still the same color, they still smelled oh so sweet ...
It was just their shape that was changed.
Not their true beauty.
Not their heart.