Back last fall, I cut off three beautiful blossoms from my hydrangea bush, with the intention of drying them. I stuck them in vases of water, though, in hopes that they'd keep their lovely color for a little while before they dried. Amazingly, they kept their color pretty well even after they dried. This one is the least blue of all three, but it's also the one that had a surprise for me today.
I had decided to clean out the vase it was in, with the thought of moving it to a smaller vase to use as a decoration on my hutch. When I pulled it out of the vase, this is what I discovered:
There was still some water left in there from months ago, and the hydrangea, which I thought was dead, had rooted itself. What a beautiful picture of the new life we can have in Christ! This little surprise blessed my heart today and I just had to tell all of you about it. :) I'm looking forward to planting it in the flower garden when spring comes!