I may be in the midst of one of the most stressful seasons of my life as a teacher, and I tell myself, it will be worth it... it is worth it. I am doing work that I am so passionate about, working with students who continually inspire me. Yet, I find myself working late hours and into the weekends to try to support students in following their dreams, sometimes with little time left for me and the ones I love. One thing that rejuvenates me is to explore with a camera in hand, and I found these flowers to be quite beautiful. There they were, slowly beginning to bloom, letting the sunlight pour over them, a sign of hope and beauty. I got lost for a little while, just appreciating them.