“He knew a path that wanted walking; He knew a spring that wanted drinking; A thought that wanted further thinking” Robert Frost
SPRING: First Day Flowers… crocus
SPRING: First Day Flowers… budding Japanese peony
“If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.” Nadine Stair
A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost (1915)
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees. Contd
Tuesday, March 20th is the first day of spring. It’s official; we can discard our winter blues, climb out of the doldrums and dance in the yard. I can’t believe a new season is upon us! I am thrilled that the plants and seeds we sowed will soon show their precious blooms. Recently, I walked around my yard and took a few pictures of our early flowers. I hope you enjoy them and the poems I’ve shared.
It’s spring fever…. You don’t quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! Mark Twain
SPRING: First Day Flowers…
SPRING: First Day Flowers… daffodil
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.
Spring is such a special time of growth for all living things. We come out of hibernation eager to spread our wings and soar to new heights in our life journey… I love spring and it never disappoints. More below.
“One swallow does not make a spring, nor does one fine day” Aristotle
SPRING: First Day Flowers…
SPRING: First Day Flowers … mini daffodils know.
A little Madness… by Emily Dickinson
A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King,
But God be with the Clown —
Who ponders this tremendous scene —
This whole Experiment of Green —
As if it were his own!
What about you? What are your thoughts? What do you plan to do this spring? What memories do you hold of spring time? What’s your favorite season? Do share! Thank you.
Positive Motivation Tip: Spring is here, go get your gear and shed the winter doldrums from your hair…
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection or via Wikipedia