Winter’s Flowers Brighten a Day

Having written what seemingly feels like volumes about flowers, their myriad hues, generosity, and worthiness,  I am still enamoured with their beauty and significance, their colorful gift, their shining light upon a world that can oft take them for granted.

Personally, this cannot be further from the truth. I could be walking along a pathway (town or countryside) and suddenly encounter tiny flowers that call out for attention, or majestic blooms; dignified magnolia, for example, displaying an awareness of the pleasure afforded those who appreciate their worth. And daffodils; their significance supreme.

‘High Spring’  the season for awakening the senses as the days become longer and the mornings brighter. I have often described Spring ‎as the re-birth of Nature; an awakening as seeds and bulbs leaves on trees venture out proclaiming a new beginning.

January; escaping indoor comfort to be released into the countryside is a benefit when greeted with blooms galore. And there are flowers to be seen. Snowdrops; braving chilly air, cosseted in blankets of snow.  Ultimately their little heads emerge, greeting those who seek their grace.

Daffodils, standing tall, but reserving their smiles a little longer, then blessing us with a display of yellow and gentle orange that cannot but enliven the senses; their colors blessing us with rays of imaginary sunshine. And when the sun does shine they glance at us, their countenances a beaming joy, brightening the day for all who witness their selfless generosity.


Smiling flowers, ‎golden Daffodils

Faces turn with gentle breeze

Follow onlookers all around.

Imagination or fantasy no matter

‎Be they riverside or hills be found

Strolling through leafless vistas

Countenances brighten day‎s

‎Creating smiles for all to see

There is such joy beauty supreme

Releasing our hearts embracing

Kindness and togetherness

Daffodils offer true 

Nature’s gift to humanity.

Brighten the day, beautiful blooms.

Flowers make people smile

Celebrate Nature’s glory.

Springtime doth come soon

Brightness and blooms share togetherness.

Kindness will always be there

Share feelings, reach out to others.

‎Believe in a daffodils smile

Simon Lever
Simon Lever
Prior to his retirement, Simon engaged in software and services sector search and recruitment for American companies around Europe. He has retained the enjoyment of engaging with people from other countries and cultures. His energies are now directed towards voluntary community activities, journaling, and exhibition stewardship. He is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. As an Exhibition Steward, at the 1000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, he is responsible for guiding visitors from the world over, around the award-winning 'Kings and Scribes Exhibition', which includes the 900-year-old Winchester Bible. The exhibition introduces visitors to Winchester's historical significance as a former capital of England. Simon's journaling activities are published on BizCatalyst 360° and accompanying posts on LinkedIn, He acknowledges the inspiration afforded him by Carol Campos of Massachusetts: Life Strategist, Writer, and Intuitive Business Leader who introduced him to writing with feeling; from the heart. Simon's forté is creative writing; the accent on the natural environment, transforming feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and scents of Mother Nature's landscape; hills and rivers and woodland into words, transporting the reader to the locations. Essays include accounts of his life in former days. Instinctively writing in such a spontaneous manner, descriptions become life-like. His often emotionally charged writing, whether describing a surreal 'Son et Lumière' at the Grand Place in Brussels to experiences acquired during European business travel. Journaling and Exhibition Steward activities are his key sources of inspiration and creativity. Kindness is ever more important, where he is a promoter of Shelly Elsliger PPCC's 'Decide to be Kind' Campaign. Simon champions Positivity, Empathy, and Kindness and has been described as a 'Beacon of Positivity'.