Oh, Sweet Spring ~ You Have Arrived!

“Came the spring with all its splendor, All its birds and all its blossoms, All its flowers and leaves and grasses.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Arrangement by, Kate Holt.  Flower (see note at the end of this post)

Good morning, dear friends.  It is wonderful to see you and I thank you so much for visiting.  

Well, the day many of us have been waiting for has finally arrived ~ the first day of spring.  There are such glorious days ahead, full of blossoms and blooms. I do love the way spring seems to gently unfold.  Therefore, allowing time for us to savor the days and moments.

“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.” ~ Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

It is a glorious sight to see a carpet of blooms at the base of old trees.  It is almost as the blooms are saying to the trees, “Look what we did for you.”  Surely, such a beautiful sight makes the trees happy.

A drive in the countryside will present lovely meadows which, overnight, have become a ‘riot’ of color.

And so… “Spring has come again. The Earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

While there is a boldness to many spring blooms, which after a long winter can certainly be a welcome sight, there is also a softness to many of the blooms as well ~ a little whisper.

Image Tulip Angelique, a favorite and beautiful in a mass planting.

“I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace… Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself; and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun. I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me, they seem modest grace itself, only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking the sun or anything else above them in the face.” ~ Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth and Her German Garden(1898)

‘There is another sort of day which needs celebrating in song the day of days when spring, at last, holds up her face to be kissed, deliberate and unabashed.  On that day no wind blows either in the hills or in the mind.” ~   E. B. White

In the springtime, parks and botanical gardens everywhere are in full bloom.  Truly, dressed in their finest, saying to their guests, “Welcome!”

Such places offer the soul a respite from the chaos of the world.  

“Thoughts, rest your wings.  Here is a hollow of silence, a nest of stillness, in which to hatch your dreams.” ~ Joan Walsh Anglund

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”  ~ Khalil Gibran

For me, one of the many joys of spring is the flowering trees.  Flowering spring trees are breathtaking.  And, none more so than the cherry tree.  I am especially fond of the weeping cherries.  Cherry trees are works of art.  They grow in such a lovely way and seem to know the exact point at which to bend or turn, thereby, creating magnificent beauty.

While Japan is beautiful year-round, the few weeks each spring when cherry trees across the country explode with blossoms is a particularly pretty time to visit.

” In the cherry blossom’s shade, there’s no such thing as a stranger.” ~ Kobayashi Issa

japan-overload: “by Kaz@pdx_nrt ”

“He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.” ~ Charles Dickens

In closing, one of the most precious joys of spring is new life.  Not just in plants and blooms, but in the dear creatures who share the earth.   It is pure joy to see them in their environment, frolicking along at the side of their mothers.  So perhaps, take a walk in the woods on a pretty spring morning.  The glory of Mother Nature is waiting.

Wishing you a lovely and enchanting spring.  Days filled with beauty, birdsong, and all the sweet things that make your heart flutter.

And…

May the angels always walk beside you.

 Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes.” ~ William Wordsworth

Au Revoir,

Sandra

 

 

Notes:

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Images ~ (Via Tumblr) Unless otherwise stated, I do not claim ownership of these photos. These photos are the work of tremendously talented people and I simply compiled them for your enjoyment.

Be sure to check the event section of this blog, it has been updated.  There are many lovely events happening in various towns and cities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments on "Oh, Sweet Spring ~ You Have Arrived!"

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Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
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Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

Happy first day of Spring! We planted a little weeping cherry tree last year and it is starting to get buds on it!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
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Happy first day of Spring, sweet friend! This is such a lovely and beautiful post to welcome this wonderful day! Enjoy the rest of your week, Sandra!

Pam Richardson
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Sandra, what beauty that you have given us on the first day of spring! The quotes and your personal sentiments are always perfect for the images. Wishing you a most blessed first day of spring my friend! 💖🐇🌷

Dewena
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My heart is fluttering from all the beauty here, Sandra! And I used to have the Angelique tulips at our old house, such a favorite. And that beautiful picture of the park bench surrounded by tulips reminds me of T. Grand Style, another favorite. Your quotes are always so good and fitting to the subject. And two of them reminded me to get out books I’d forgotten about on my shelves, a biography of E.B. White and his wife’s garden book. And the wonderful Elizabeth and Her German Garden that I haven’t read in years. Time for them again! It’s… Read more »
Maristella
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Such beauty!!!I think we feel God closer…Your pictures made me happy! Happy Spring!

jeanie
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So beautiful, Sandra. We aren’t “feeling” it yet but today the sun is out and I even saw sprouts so it can’t be too far behind. These pix give me hope.

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life
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Your beautiful post is a lovely way to start the morning. I’m quite taken with the Angelique Tulips, and I would love to spend time on that bench surrounded by all the tulips in their many splendoured colours.

Wishing you a wonderful day, Sandra.
Brenda

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