March 20, 2007


The year's at the Spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his Heaven--
All's right with the world!
~Robert Browning


  1. Oh, Les! How perfect! What a harbinger of hope we find this time of year in your beautiful photographs. Here in Illinois there's only sludge. Still. But, I sure got a lift from this post of yours.

  2. What beautiful flowers!

  3. What a lovely sight to wake up to this morning! Those are beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

  4. So pretty - and such a cheerful verse!

  5. how lovely! I can't wait to see such beauty here on Long Island -we are way overdue. It's also good to be reminded of poetry that may have slipped into shadows for us - thank you.

  6. Happy spring, Lesley. After the wild second half of winter that we had I think we deserve a nice tranquil spring. (Maybe a few wild and wooly thunderstorms, because I like those.)

  7. Beautiful picture, Les :)

  8. Hooray for spring. Always so welcome after those long,cold, dreary days of late winter. No blossoms here, yet, but I'm looking forward to them. I enjoy watching the buds swell on the trees and bushes and seeing more green tulip leaves pushing up through the soil.

  9. Anonymous8:23 PM

    Lovely flowers! I am looking forward to green grass and green leaves (though not looking forward to mowing it!).

  10. Beautiful! Happy Spring Les! It's been cooler again here the last couple of weeks so the cherry blossoms have been delayed, but soon though, soon.

  11. I probably should have made a note on the original post stating that these pictures were taken LAST SPRING! It does not look at all like that yet. None of our trees are blooming and my tulips are only a few inches about ground. Sorry to have misled so many of you!

    Bellezza - Glad to life your spirits with the pretty pics. It won't be long before we're all sneezing, right? ;)

    Ollie - Thank you. Spring is my absolute favorite time of year. Just wish it would last a bit longer.

    Literary Feline - You're welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing all these trees and flowers blooming in the coming weeks. Still a bit bare and dreary here these days.

    Karen - I've always liked that verse, too.

    Teabird - I'm still waiting for such beauty here, too (see note above).

    Kookiejar - I'm not so sure we'll be having much tranquility this week. Sounds like we're in for some severe weather with hail and damaging winds this afternoon. At least it'll be warm (high 70s). Gotta love those spring storms (read: tornados!).

    Amelia - Hi!! Nice to see you again! Thanks so much.

    Booklogged - No blossoms here yet either (see note at top). Won't be long, though, before our cars and porch are covered with thick, yellow pollen. Time to refill my allergy prescription!

    Danielle - I don't mind the mowing too much. We've eliminated so much of our lawn that it only takes about 15 minutes in all.

    Nat - Thank you. It was you're header that inspired me to pull these pictures out of last year's file folder.

  12. Wow, those tulips are crazy-gorgeous!

  13. Anonymous9:42 PM

    Lovely photos!

    I'm actually keen to get out and plant some things this year - go figure!

  14. Gorgeous! Are you relieved to have flowers blooming?

  15. Andi - They're from last year. I plan to post more as they start to bloom in the coming weeks.

    Lesley - Every year I think, "I should plant more bulbs!" but come October I'm not in the mood. I'm envious of your location. You can plant a lot more that survives year-round. We have to deal with the dreaded subzero temps every year. I'd love to have some Camelias and Crepe Myrtle. Sigh.

    Nancy - I should've posted a disclaimer. These are from last year! But my bulbs are popping up and should be blooming in the next few weeks. The trees are just beginning to show signs of life. No blooms for a while, though.


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