red maple blossoms

There are two purple maples outside my front room window. I’m looking at one of them right now. Over the past few weeks they’ve sprouted flowers, keys, and now the tiniest of little leaves. They’re beautiful in the sunshine, because the flowers are bright yellow-green, while the leaves are deep burgundy.

I love the miracle of natural regeneration. Seeds grow into plants, leaves fall off trees and are replaced within six months, skin repairs itself when damaged, life continually cycles. Home is a place where I can regenerate and become new again.

How do you regenerate, or become reborn? How long (or short) is your natural regeneration cycle?