In the purple fairy forest

Every year about halfway through April until the beginning of May if we’re lucky, there’s a forest in Belgium, Hallerbos, that becomes a fairytale place.

Quietly and unassuming, thousands, millions of little flowers open up themselves, standing shoulder to shoulder, to cover the forest floor in a carpet of purple glory. If you can, go for a walk this weekend.

These days are the very last days the flowers are blooming like this. Because the pictures are pretty, but if you go for a walk there? You smell a million flowery dreams. You see just how far and wide the flower go.

You see just how beautiful it can be if every little flower just stands where God put it, and gives it’s color and it’s delicious smell. Just one is pretty. But all of these together? Too beautiful for words.

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A day in the sunshine. Purple magic everywhere.
If there were fairies, they would be right here.

But we don’t need fairies. We’ve got a million purple flowers and a creamy smell.

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We’ve got little boys writing letters in the dirt.

We’ve got tree branches to walk on and trees to hug. Blue butterflies to chase.

We’ve got a blue sky above us. White clouds.

We’ve got a picknick with pancakes and salmon sandwiches, cucumbers and carrots and strawberries.

We’ve got a daddy who took a day off to take a long beautiful walk in the blue purple forest.

A baby who almost falls asleep but there’s too much beauty so his eyes stay half-open.

We’ve got wonders and wonderful all around us and we’ve got pictures that say more then a 1000 words to look at on the rainy days when we’re sick and gloomy.

A million memories about a million purple little flowers. Working together, all of them, to give us a blue carpet on the forest floor.

 

And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin.
Matthew 6:28

The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Psalm 33:5

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. 12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Psalm 96:11-12

 

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