“It is Easter morning.
Children who are still gentle as milk,
wake to its wonder.”
Caryll Houselander, “Souer Marie Emilie”, The Flowering Tree (1945),
“Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.”
Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart (1938).
“Forsythia is …pure, undiluted, untouched joy.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Bring Me a Unicorn (1971).
“Flowers and plants are silent presences; they nourish every sense except the ear”.
May Sarton, Plant Dreaming Deep (1968).
Have you ever looked into the heart of a flower? …I love their delicacy, their disarming innocence and their defiance of life itself”.
Princess Grace of Monaco with G. Robyns, My Book of Flowers (1980).
“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem, or saying a prayer.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift From the Sea (1955).
“Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.”
Ellis Peters, The Summer of the Danes, (1991).
Spring is a time of reflection and hope for new beginnings (SMB).
It’s Spring !
Welcoming sun’s warmth on bare arms;
tilting faces up to tree branches ablaze with pink and white blooms;
bending to touch nature’s yellow and red living lights on bushes,
gathering a bouquet of smiling faces pushed up amidst grass and rocks.
Witnessing a joyful display for the senses this Easter! (SMB).
Sue Marquis Bishop,2016
3 thoughts on “Welcome Spring!”
What a glorious, refreshing, spring-filled post for the Easter weekend this is. I relished each quote and photograph. My world is still cold and snowy with only the briefest glimpses of spring. Children hunted Easter eggs at the park today. They were easily found on their carpet of snow. You made my day, Sue.
You always have something thoughtful to say. Spring can’t be too far away for the beautiful winter wonderland you live in, in Colorado.
Oh I hope spring’s not too far away, Sue, I really hope so.