Hello, Spring. I think I love you.
We’ve been bellyaching about how cold and how dry and how bitter Winter has been, and now that Spring has made an appearance at last, I think she deserves a mention. Don’t you? And a few photos, natch.
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” –Harriet Ann Jacobs
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” –Margaret Atwood.
And sweat. And baby tomato plants. And chickens. And a kitten, if you’re really, really lucky.
“I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” –Anne Lamott
“The day the Lord created Hope was probably the same day he created Spring.” –Bernard Williams
“There’s nothing worth doing inside, on such a day as this.” -your author, that is to say, me
“Let’s go fishing!” –little Mack
“Nothing is so beautiful as spring – when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.” –Gerard Manley Hopkins
“In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” –Mark Twain
“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” –Rainer Maria Rilke
It looks like it’s going to be an exquisite weekend here, and I hope it is where you are, too, Gentle Reader. I’d reach out and give you all a hug, if I could. In lieu of that, know that I am hoping that your weekend is simply delicious! 🙂
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Wonderful pictures, Amy! Thanks for the breath of sweet spring. Much needed by me. 🙂
THanks Lily! I’m glad you enjoyed them!
These pictures are simply amazing. I can’t believe how much nature surrounds you. Have a great weekend and thank you for sharing your pictures 🙂
Thank you Barbara!
What beautiful quotes. What beautiful pictures. Two pins. Tears of joy.
You’re so kind to me, Alana. Thank you! Happy, happy Spring!
Hello, darling Amy
This quote-junkie is extremely grateful for this collection of #EliteSpringQuotes!!!!
Thank you, darlinggggg! Happy Spring!!!! #HUGSSSSSS
Thank you Kitto! 🙂
I enjoyed your post and all your lovely pictures. I was outside today too, taking pictures in nature. Tomorrow we are going to go for a long walk in the woods. I loved the smell there today, of the pine trees and other unidentifiable smells. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on spring. The quote I especially love here is Margatet Atwoods: “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Peace!
Jeanne: I really like that quote, too! And it fits in my own personal worldview, where in the spring all I really want is to get out and plant my garden! Lovely, lovely dirt!
Those are lovely photos. Spring also my 2nd favorite in the season.. I just love how wonderful God made it.
So Richard, what’s your favorite season?
Your pictures are so beautiful Amy! *Sighs*
Is that a pansy?- The edges of the pettles are almost luminous!
Thanks sweetie! Yes, it’s a pansy–I’m astonished every year at how many colors pansies come in!
Gorgeous, gorgeous! Don’t you just have to love spring? I am so glad that you have sent these along. It is amazing how you have spring as we wander into summer here in the south. Our spring blooms are gone and the fruit is forming on the trees. Your blooms are just beginning. I think it would be fun to travel the country in search of spring some year…meanwhile, I am tending to the new transplants into the garden and praying over them – each and every one of them. No time to leave them behind, so this is the next best solution to following the blooms. Thanks, Amy! You have made my day begin in a special way.
Thank YOU for your kind comments, Mari! I hope your weekend is particularly blessed!
You’re very lucky to live on the west coast. Here in the east, there’s nothing quite so lovely happening yet. Buds are just swelling on the trees. There’s just a hint of green on the ground as grass tries to rise. We’ve had quite a bit of rain in the last few days, so that’ll help but it’s a struggle this year.
I’ve heard about the awful winter that you all have had! Actually I live in Nebraska, and our springtime always feels hardwon, too, our winters are so bitter.
It only gets better, so enjoy! 😉
Hooray, Rose! (Happy dance)
Spring has sprung. And, what hath it brung? Tornadoes!
Well, ’tis the season, eh, Roy? I’m sure thankful for my weather radio and my basement at this time of year. We spend a lot of time huddled in the latter, listening to the former!
Wheeeee….I think it’s really here! I’m going to bask in the sun this weekend. Lovely pics!
Finally, eh, Jamie!! Hooray!