Monday, April 19, 2010

Catch Spring Fever With Me

The violets have exploded into a purple carpet

While the forget-me-nots clamor for attention

The little bright-eyed chrysanthemums wake to play

And the bluebells herald springtime's arrival

Stand here with me and inhale the fullness of Spring.
Nothing smells quite as sweet as a lilac in bloom
after a looooong winter of chilly breaths. 

Success at last! 
This lily-of-the-valley seems to have settled in
about the business of colonizing 

And the violets breed beauty with abandon
ensuring an even larger carpet of sweetness
for next year. 

The first Cecile Brunner peeks forth shyly,
soon to be followed
by an avalanche of sweethearts just like her

I sense no crabbiness
from this crabapple tree
in full flush of beauty

With the buzzing of busy-ness
ensuring more springtimes bee on the horizon.
All this buzzing sparks an idea . . .
Deb's Bees?  
Hmmmmmmmmm . . .?
What a sweet thought!

[Jots down note in ideas book.
Stay tuned for details . . . ]

Spring fever is in full bloom around here.
Oh Joy!
I can even smile at the forecast
for rains tomorrow and the next,
knowing it will feed this beauty for my senses
and my soul.

And the earth brought forth grass,
and herb yielding seed after his kind,
 and the tree yielding fruit,
whose seed was in itself, after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:12

I see the good, too.

: D


Anonymous said...

Just remember that the rain helps to bring more beauty! *Ü*
It was really ugly this morning and now it's gorgeous~ hard to believe that rain is on its way...
Thank you for the wonderful tour, I really enjoyed it!

Karen Deborah said...

I can't wait till June and all that will be blooming then!!
I know i sound like a broken record but really i just can hardly wait.

Linda said...

What beautiful flowers and plants! My dandylions are turning a beautiful yellow!

Full of Grace said...

How can anyone be downtrodden or sad with all that beauty around them- your yard is GORGEOUS :) Just looking at your pictures took me to my happy place :)

Kathy said...

Enjoying the rain and my blog buddies this morning. This post was very timely. Tristan and I spent hours hiking in the forest yesterday, hunting wild flowers to photograph for his 6th grade 50 wild flower i.d. project. We found a cluster of plants that we were unable to find in any of our numerous flower guides. And you did it for us with your flower tour! Forget-me-nots (or maybe Hound Tongue). I am enjoying his project more than he is!