“The spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room, with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Good morning, dear friends. I believe Longfellow was certainly correct in his thoughts about Spring. And, in my opinion, the little girl in the painting perfectly expresses his thoughts. When I found the photo of this painting a few years ago, there was no information about it, which was disappointing, but that doesn’t keep me from loving the work. I hope it makes you smile.
While here in North Central West Virginia, spring is slowly unfolding into all her magnificent glory, I know there are several places in the U.S. and Canada still watching winter trying to leave. So I hope these images and lovely words will be reassuring if spring is slow in making her way to your corner of the world.
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs
The Year’s at the Spring, by Robert Browning
“The year’s at the spring,
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’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!”
“Spring is God’s way of saying, ‘One more time!’ ” ~ Robert Orben
Wishing you and yours love, peace, and joy.
And, a day which is Heaven-sent.
Notes: Images via tumblr