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03/14/08
As a new participant in the Faithwriters' website, I'm delighted to discover another nature lover who writes. The beauty of nature inspires and illuminates spiritual truths for me as it obviously does for you, also. I deeply appreciate you bringing forth a truth about Trillium, my grandmother's favorite flower, which I didn't know. I especially enjoyed your details about the setting in which Trillium grows. Imagining listening to my pastor read your piece took me to one of my favorite places, a peaceful spring woodland glen. Now, I will recall the image of a Trillium when I remember Christ's tender sacrifice.
03/14/08
I never knew that! I'm going to pull out my herb books and see if that spring flower I love is trillium. Thank you for telling us about this!
03/14/08
All of nature tells of the glory of God!
03/16/08
Oh, I think I know who wrote this and I love your farm stories. It's the yellow (not white) trillium that blooms on our farm each spring, but much later than Holy Week. Yes, Alleluia! (after Tenebrae, that is).
03/16/08
I love trillium, too--as a child, I horrified my mother by bringing her a huge bunch of them, picked from nearby woods (it's illegal in Michigan).

Your last sentence is magnificent.
03/16/08
I, too, love trillium. Maybe someone should make it a project to find and put warning labels by them! :-) I am sure that many of us have innocently led to the demise of a clump somewhere. I know I, too, picked some (thankfully only once) before I was told of this trait. Lovely story and great message!
Keep writing about nature and your farm!! Your observations and tie in to topic is excellent,I could read a book of these precious reminders.
03/19/08
This is great! I like the nature touch and the fact that this could even be a devotional! It was light and down to earth and I loved learning more about the Trillium flower-I've never even heard about this, but this story made me want to see one. Grea job! ^_^