'An altar is a collection of objects that serve as a focus for spiritual awareness.'
Spring is the season of surprise.
I have no memory of ever having planted the blue hyacinth above, which popped up in triplicate out of an apparently inert pot. Maybe it was the one I bought last year, that promised to flower but then disappointed and faded away. Last year's disappointment is this year's delight.
'The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.'—Gertrude A. Wister