Spring has always been my favorite time of year and the first buds and blooms always turn my thoughts to digging in the dirt and hopes of beautiful fragrant flowers soon.
Seems the emergence of the growing season, when earth awakes again, has inspired a lot of others to express feelings about Spring also and some of their thoughts are below. These photos include those I took last spring on a wildflower tour and the results of what I planted in the dirt last spring. I just planted my annuals last week and am afraid the wildflowers are not going to be as abundant this year for lack of rain. I will be
headed back to the hills soon to check them out and take more scenic shots. I've started a series of longhorn/bluebonnets paintings I intend to give for gifts and I need some more originalbackgrounds. I can always add a few flowers if I can't photograph enough. :)
powerful beyond measure."
― Pablo Neruda
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” --Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
― Leo Tolstoy
― Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
― Rainer Maria Rilke
― Virginia Woolf
― William Shakespeare
― Dodie Smith, I Capture The Castle
― John Galsworthy, The Forsythe Saga
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.
They love the lantana we have in the flowerbeds and sometimes there
are dozens of them feeding at the same time.