Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Fever...

It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, 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

 The Tulips returned and have brightened the landscape with their colors.
 Even the dandelions are a giant splash of sunshine amongst the greening grass.  It's futile to resist...
The 'almost' Weeping Cherry Tree has budded out and has delicate pink blossoms the length of the limbs.

Spying the dandelion greens amongst the tulips reminds me that this bum knee is going to cause me pain.

Spring Bouquet by Raymond A. Foss
An earthen vase
held a bouquet
simple crocuses
at the street corner
in the downtown
of the city, around
the corner, down the block
on the way to school
a bit of color
shining through
the urban tableau
reminding us of beauty
amidst the clutter
of daily life

Our temps hovered in the mid 80's today.  Windows opened to air the house of winters smokey haze and shake loose the cobwebs from the corners of the rooms and perhaps even the mind.  The old familiar mantra from last summer was uttered as well..."Dang! It's hot."  'Twas music to my ears, indeed.

It does seem that hope springs eternal.  Time for the earth to awaken, to be turned, smoothed over and seeds sown in neat little rows.  Spring has arrived at last.  That's what I call...Winning!

And so it goes......


Anonymous said...

Those are lovely photos, we got a small taste of the warm weather here but it soon turned to rain. A few daffodils are growing though.

K-Dubyah said...

Thank you for stopping by Kelly. I'll be stopping in at your place soon, I hope.

We've another round of rain and cooler weather, must be 'Dogwood Winter' as they're busting out the blooms.