“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan
*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!
“The little boy nodded at the peony and the peony seemed to nod back. The little boy was neat, clean and pretty. The peony was unchaste, dishevelled as peonies must be, and at the height of its beauty.(…) Every hour is filled with such moments, big with significance for someone.”
― What’s Bred in the Bone
Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this. –Stevie Smith
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“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems
“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”
― John Muir, The Wilderness World of John Muir
A chickadee was perched amongst the branches of the apple tree while I was snapping pictures of blossoms.
What’s he/she up to?
Aha! There is a dead stump protruding from the side of the tree, and look what is deep in the hollow:
Someone is preparing for a family!
The pines are growing:
For the curious, that is my home sweet home down there:
Practicing the macro setting on the barbed wire:
The maple tree is budding out!
And the candytuft is blooming!
A beautiful crown imperial blossoming in the front garden:
The always lovely bleeding heart:
Blossoms from the fabulous crabapple tree in the back yard:
I should have taken photos of the lilacs blooming. Their fragrance greets me through every open window, and each day, when I come home from work.
“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan
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