Nature is patient. It unfolds gradually and beauty can be found in every state.
What's the lesson? Nature is patient. But we humans only tend to appreciate the flower, but not the closed bud that must yet open. Or the green pine cone that is rock solid and tightly closed up. This makes me reflect on self-improvement and making progress towards goals and personal achievements. By imitating nature, patience will help us appreciate the growth we are making, and find beauty in new qualities that are blooming, although they are not yet complete flowers.