I was just thinking about how lucky I am this year. I get to experience the beauty of spring twice! Here on the west coast, spring has come in full bloom. The daffodils, tulips, and magnolia blossoms are in full bloom and it looks beautiful. But I head back to the prairies on the weekend where signs of spring are just starting to appear. I get to take delight in the joy of spring blossoms all over again! It's quite wonderful.
Speaking of spring, I came across these gorgeous shots by Lucia and Mapp. They exude an essence of spring and are so dreamy and romantic. Just lovely.
L.M. Montgomery summarizes the feeling of spring quite well in her poetry...I love her descriptions- they feel so full of life.
Hark, I hear a robin calling!
List, the wind is from the south!
And the orchard-bloom is falling
Sweet as kisses on the mouth.
In the dreamy vale of beeches
Fair and faint is woven mist,
And the river's orient reaches
Are the palest amethyst.
Every limpid brook is singing
Of the lure of April days;
Every piney glen is ringing
With the maddest roundelays.
Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills.
Ours shall be the moonrise stealing
Through the birches ivory-white;
Ours shall be the mystic healing
Of the velvet-footed night.
Ours shall be the gypsy winding
Of the path with violets blue,
Ours at last the wizard finding
Of the land where dreams come true