Nature teaches us that fruition does not happen overnight. It takes many phases of growth, and seasons of the year - until a fruit is ready for harvest. A perfect process that cannot be forced or rushed. Take the humble peach tree. It starts out in dormancy, with no visible signs of growth. Yet, below the surface - chemical reactions are taking place, in preparation for the next phase. When the weather warms, flower buds will swell on the tree. Then, a green tissue forms around the bud. Soon,
the buds will open - and eventually bloom pink flowers! These attract the insect pollinators. Once pollinated, the fruits begin to form, and the flowers fall. As the peaches grow stronger, they lose their protective covering/shuck. When the sun is at its highest, the fruits turn colour - from pale green to pretty ‘peach’. This is when they are ready to be picked. When observing nature (which includes ourselves) we see that true transformation takes time, and consistent effort. With each small step being part of a cyclical pattern of change.