Spring Whispers

“The energy of the Earth flows through the veins of Springtime.” ~ Terri Guillemets


Good morning, dear friends.  It is so good to see you and I thank you for visiting Maison de Jardin. 

This morning finds me under a blanket of snow with cold temperatures, and I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of beautiful spring blooms.  I rather imagine this to be true for most everyone.  

In going through one of my old garden journals, checking to see the date of when I cut the first daffodils from previous years, I had written on the top of a page ~ ‘Spring Whispers.’  Now, I can’t say for certain if this was a thought or something I read.  Perhaps, it came forth from an entry on March 7, 2008, when I recorded the six inches of snow we received.  But, wherever it came from ~ spring does whisper.  Now, when did I actually cut the first daffodils?  According to the 2008 journal, I cut the first daffodils of the season on March 15.  

I suppose if spring arrived all at once, with blue skies, warm temperatures, and glorious blooms, we wouldn’t appreciate it as much.  Although, I wouldn’t mind Mother Nature giving us a little more than a whisper.

“Whoa! I feel good, I knew that I would…” ~ James Brown

expression-venusia: “Spring Lamb Expression Photography ”

For those of you who have never been around lambs in the spring, the photo above is completely accurate.  They leap and twist in the air, my goodness they ‘feel good.’ And, don’t the whispers of spring make all of us want to kick up our heels?  ‘Whoa! We feel good.’

All ‘God’s Creatures Great and Small’ are out and about, enjoying the warmth of the sun. 

Sweet birds are hoarding nesting materials, preparing for new life.

And, then there are those who are shouting, not whispering ~ “Welcome Spring.”

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson

Image via We Heart It http://weheartit.com/entry/188064429

I love to be outdoors, in a favorite place and watch the world turn green.  Do you have such a place in which to enjoy something you love?

Perhaps, you know a place where wild bluebells grow.

gardenofgod: “Prima Rosa ~ First Rose, by Sue Bristo. ”

Or, a bank where the primroses thrive.

“Primroses, the Spring may love them; Summer knows but little of them.” ~ William Wordsworth

But, guess what?  I know a place where wild violets grow ~ in our garden.  When I first saw them I was ecstatic.  They return every year.  Now, understand I am not a gardener with exceptional skills.  Violets grow all over the state of WV.  They are a treasure of “Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia.” 

“Who bends a knee where violets grow a hundred secret things shall know.” ~ Rachel Field

“In the wee small hours, amongst the birdsong and quiet light, I took myself off  for a slow-paced stroll and unearthed a paradise.” ~ Flora Turrill

Oh, how I love mornings outdoors, especially in spring.  Everything is waking up.  Blooms which close at night are opening, the birds are singing, and with my coffee in hand, I sing, too.   Truly ‘paradise.’ 

It is such a privilege to be able to enjoy the glorious beauty of this earth.  At no time is it more beautiful than in the spring.

delicate-mirage: “(via Pinterest) ”

“All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.” ~ John Lubbock

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.” ~ Ellis Peters

outdoormagic: “Dance with the daffodils by Lancashire Lass …… :) :) :) on Flickr. ”

Every year I find myself thinking, “I believe this is the prettiest spring ever. The daffodils were the best, the tulips were more vivid in their color, or the surprises were greater, like the pink bell-shaped clematis I had given up on.”  Are you guilty of the same?

seasonalwonderment: “ Tulips ”

Flowers - http://weheartit.com/entry/257440635Love and patience equal lovely blooms.

“I woke up this morning, smiled at the rising sun.” ~ Bob Marley

In closing, I do hope you are seeing ‘Spring Whispers.’  It is so important to savor this glorious time of year.  And the fact that spring arrives slowly, in her own sweet time, is what makes her so dear and utterly irresistible. She asks us to savor the moments and not rush through them ~ to ‘be’ and enjoy. 

isao-takeda: “2017å¹´5月13日 兵庫県立フラワーセンター 兵庫県加西市 ” “I fell into a bed of flowers,” ~ John Keats

Soon we will be drinking in beauty at every turn and gasping at the sight of exquisite beds of flowers.  But, until then, we must enjoy ‘spring whispers’…  

“And the fragrance, and the honey, and of course the sun, the purely pure sun, shining, all the while, over all of us.” ~ Mary Oliver


Wishing you stunning beauty with every ‘whisper’ you see.

Have a wonderful week! 💜


Au Revoir,


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Amazing pictures!!!Although it is Summer here,we have had too much rain and cloudy days…I hope your Spring arrives soon! Best wishes,dear Sandra!That photo with deer,bird and rabbit is my fav!

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

You always share the most beautiful photos and quotes. Love, love love that lamb picture!


Oh Sandra, I, too, am edgy for spring and seeing that adorable bouncing lamb and all this color reminds me that when the snow stops (yes, it’s snowing again) and melts away for good, I’ll see those beautiful yellow and pink and purple blooms. Your photography is exquisite. What a divine capture — deer, jay and bunny. Biggest sigh.

Thanks again for your visits! ~ jeanie

bonnie morgan

My dear Sandra, I don’t know another blog where I become calm and feel so happy viewing the beautiful images you find and reading your words of wisdom. If I could write like you I would be so happy.

Pam Richardson

Dearest Sandra, I am so sorry to be so late to this gorgeous post. It has been a very busy week. I love that you have kept a garden journal noting when you cut the first daffodils. Your thoughts, quotes, and photos are always so inspiring and provide a respite from the busyness of life! It is always a pleasure to visit with you my friend!

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

Oh my, so many gorgeous photos to savour. Beautiful! I love the contrast you created with the gentle ‘Spring whispers’ photos along with that one wild photo of the swans dancing in the sunlight … “shouting, not whispering ‘Welcome Spring’.”

Although we have a sunny and bright day here today, our world is glistening afresh from the four to five inches of snow we got yesterday. Still, there’s great joy to see the sun glinting off the fresh snow.

Wishing you a beautiful day, Sandra.
Brenda xox