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  Mother's Miracles
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
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 “In all things of nature,

There is something of the marvelous.”



Mother Nature has been on a recent rampage

Bringing death and destruction to the world

But it’s as if She feels some remorse for her actions

And several magnificent miracles have unfurled


And one of these miracles has recently occurred

In one of the most desolate areas in our nation

Wildflowers that have lain dormant for 50 years

Are blooming again bringing much joy and elation


Death Valley the driest spot in the United States

Usually gets less than 2 inches of rain per year

The rain in California brought chaos and devastation

But to Death Valley a colorful life display has appeared


Mother Nature may be trying to teach us a lesson

That better times can be achieved after our pain

If we only have the needed courage to persevere

If we only have the wisdom - to begin once again


All the moisture that pummeled California last month causing mud slides and havoc also poured about 6 inches of rain over Death Valley -- a true gully-washer for the national park.


The Result: Wildflowers and Magnificent New Life – Everywhere!


Experts say that this type of flowery miracle comes but once in a lifetime  - magnificent blue desert lupine and tiny purple chias are growing in gigantic clumps and golden California poppies are now scattered all over the usually desolate hillsides.


Along the roads leading into Death Valley, long rows of bright yellow daisies now gaily wave at astonished tourists, almost as if they'd been meticulously planted by Park Rangers to greet them.


Experts say that some of these flowers will flourish until July, but that most of them are likely to fade with March since temperatures are already nearing 90 Degrees in the park.


Death Valley is a deep dry bowl about 156 miles long and is the lowest spot in the U.S., lying 292 feet below sea level.  The high mountains to its west usually block almost all of the Pacific Ocean moisture from reaching it.


Temperatures in Death Valley also usually hover over 100 Degrees Fahrenheit for major portions of the year, and very soon, this magnificent flowery miracle in the desert will disappear once more.


The wildflowers in Death Valley have adapted to this extreme heat and dryness, and have managed to stay alive, by developing seeds with coatings so thick that they can literally hibernate for decades, which is a miracle in itself – allowing them to patiently await Mother Nature’s next glorious Miracle of Rain.





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Reviewed by M. B. 3/16/2005
Ed, this is a stunning tribute to Mother Nature in all her magnificent glory and to your own keenly honed skill in forming a gorgeous picture with words. I love *Mother's Miracles!*
Reviewed by Dave Harm 3/16/2005
Beautiful story... beautiful poem... beautiful message...
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/16/2005
once again, an education in a nutshell. thank you and indeed nature does seem to be trying to tell us something.. we should listen i guess
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 3/16/2005
Dear Ed,
This reminded me so much of the flowers in the namaqualand. If you ever get a chance, look it up on the internet. A dry arid desert is transformed by a few drops of water into a blazing carpet of colour. It truly is a sight to behold. Thank you for sharing this poem. You write phenomenally.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/16/2005

A most beautiful tribute to Mother Nature's gentle side. :)

Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/16/2005
outstanding write yet again from your angelic, golden pen, angel eddie! very well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D

it just goes to show you: God STILL LIVES, and He is still performing miracles even today! GLORY! :)
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/16/2005

'Picture perfect' poem ... clearly an eye-awakening write - excellent!!

Best to you,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/16/2005
This is just wonderful Ed!!

I do not have the words to express my most inner thoughts here!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/16/2005
Ed, this is magnificent ! I was going to write about the desert in bloom , but you did it so beautifully and I'm so glad you did for you provided the info and did it to perfection. Here in California our local stations have been showing it to us almost daily. It is truly a feast for the eyes heart and soul! Thanks for this gem and your sentiments are on the mark!...etw

"Mother Nature may be trying to teach us a lesson
That better times can be achieved after our pain
If we only have the needed courage to persevere
If we only have the wisdom - to begin once again"
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/16/2005
Leave it to you, my dear Little Eddie K, to bring the very breath and depth to MOther's greatest joys to our attention.

I read this with goosebumps upon goosebumps, tears rimming my eyes... In a world "gone mad" as you say, you never fail to show us what it's really all about. Nature heals us all... in spight of ourselves. You are surely born of this enchanting and opinionated "Mother"... and she is surely very fond of you, her "Son"... Thank you. katy xox
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/16/2005
Mother Nature always did love decorating in unusual places....a splendid write on unexpected burst of beauty....great job, Ed...

Peace, Carole
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/16/2005
This is wonderfully written and so eloquent to me it was a sign that something is still right and that his mysteries yet to be revealed with what Mother Nature does.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/16/2005
excellent work, and the reports out of Death Valley make me wish I were close enough to go and see
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/16/2005
Purty poem...ed
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 3/16/2005
ED, a beautiful message. Thanks for sharing and thanks for posting the pictures.......Henry
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/16/2005
Mother nature can not be daunted or suppressed.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/16/2005
... The more we look the more we see... In the words of the sage prophet Dylan: "The times they are a-changin". I, for one, am very glad that you are such a watchman on the walls, Ed, cos I aint got a clue wots goin on in the world around me, by enlarge. But we'd best wake up!! This serves to draw my attention to the fact that NOTHING is for certain, and that what we take for granted in as much as the fact that tomorrow the sun will raise again so I can continue to live my life in the same ways forever - even that is not something that can be counted on. How many "natural events" that could shake our world are now "overdue" - in terms of countless tens of thousands of years? If this don't cause us to reflect on the ways we live our lives and consider our eternal future, then I don't know what will. But, it aint all bad news: in fact, if we could put a halt to the earth's devastation through man's rape and pillage of it and each other, the news might be distinctly good! (Well, what do you expect?! I have been rather quiet for the last two days...) A Rose Of Sharon write, ElK, TY Karryon Kate xx

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