Awaiting fruitfulness

The vibrant splashes of colour with the spring and early summer flowers have all but faded in the valley.

Now it’s varying shades of green along with emerging evidence of fruitfulness.

But the fruit isn’t there yet, and at the moment looks a bit messy and unattractive. Husks of the seedpods starting to peel back without the luscious colour of the fruit in evidence.

Watching this in slow motion at this time reminds me that we don’t jump from flower to fruit overnight. The things that catch our attention and spark life in us take time to mature and become ripe.

Be patient. It will come.