Monday, April 1, 2013

Ode To April

"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March."
-  Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1926  

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  
~Robin Williams 

Oh how I miss the Spring flowers ... my dad was a gardner wih a love for planting and cultivating both flowers and vegetables ... he really should have been a farmer ... he had the heart and soul for it.  I was the only one of his kids who took an interest in planting ... not as much as him, but a fair amount.  That's why I miss the Spring flowers so ... I have been unable to even keep summer flowers where I am in Florida ... for the past years it's been so very hot, everything wilts and dies ... maybe this year will be a bit cooler.
Anyway, happy happy beginning of a beautiful Spring season.

Happiness Always


Introverted Art said...

I love tulips. They are my favorite flowers after sunflowers.

Victoria said...

Jan, I love the poem by Robert Frost, thank you for posting it. It describes exactly what spring is like in these mountains.

I hope this summer is a cool one for you so you can have flowers. That is such a beautiful photo of spring flowers that you used in this post.


ArtSings1946 said...

Ana...I love tulips also, but my very favorite is daffodils.

Victoria ... oh, how beautiful it must be where you are. You are so luck, but I think you know that.

Love always,

Connie said...

That photograph is so lovely, I want to walk through that field of flowers and enjoy the warm sunshine.
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Have a wonderful week,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

CraveCute said...

Beautiful photo, I am craving some color in the garden again. Thanks for sharing your lovely memory of your father too. Hope you had a nice Easter. ~Diane

Victoria said...

hello lovely to hear about your dad's passion! and lovely poem..I love tulips too..totally magical!
HUgs and Blessings

Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Jan ;o) Beautiful poem! You should get some flowers and keep them inside ;o) Yeh, Spring is here ;o) My friend, I have heard nothing from Kim, but I will let you know, if I hear anything. I did e-mail her and I haven't heard anything back yet. Big Hugs ;o)

earthen-magic said...

...beautiful post! ~ thankyoU! ~ for sharing with us here! ~ blessed be!...(o:

sharonssunlitmemories said...

I also love tulips - they are so cheerful and pretty! I have the opposite problem to you - it is freezing where I live - no sign of Spring yet but I live in hope!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Jan, I love the tulips and poem. Spring is finally starting here anyway. Lovely post. Hope you are well.


Jenny said...

Happy Spring to you Jan... hope some Spring flowers find their way to you... wishing you a wonderful weekend...

Jenny ♥

Kristin Aquariann said...

Beautiful flowers and great quotes! Happy Spring. :D

♥ aquariann
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