A View From The Inn

by ohiosamishcountry.com

The Gladiolus flowers are in bloom.  This is the first time these beautiful flowers have been planted at the Inn. The bulbs were given to us, but with no particular information included.  So, early this spring the small bulbs were stuck in the ground &, as with all bulb-type plants, the waiting began.  At first the sword-like greens poked through the soil, slowly growing longer & longer.  Then, the erect spikes, now at least 3 ft. tall, began to reveal that the flowers were going to be red.

The brilliant red blooms that open ever-so-gradually along the sword-shaped spikes seem to shout out their prominence over the shorter flowers around them.  But another surprise greets all who walk up the walkway for, within their fire-red pedals a snow-white throat beckons the resident Hummingbirds.

They seem appropriately nicknamed - GLADS.

Joel 2:21 (HCSB)
21  Don’t be afraid, land; rejoice and be glad, for the LORD has done great things.