Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Spring

Spring has sprung! The sun is waking up earlier each morning and staying up later each night. The air is slowly but surely getting warmer. The birds are chirpy and enthusiastic. The windows are opening to repel the demons of cabin fever. Fabulous! To celebrate the arrival of this wonderful time of year, here are some springtime quotes and a poem:

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” ~Proverb

“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

“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” ~Mark Twain

Spring Quiet

Gone were but the Winter,

Come were but the Spring,

I would go to a covert

Where the birds sing.

Where in the whitethom

Singeth a thrush,

And a robin sings

In the holly-bush.

Full of fresh scents

Are the budding boughs

Arching high over

A cool green house:

Full of sweet scents,

And whispering air

Which sayeth softly:

“We spread no snare;

“Here dwell in safety,

Here dwell alone,

With a clear stream

And a mossy stone.

“Here the sun shineth

Most shadily;

Here is heard an echo

Of the far sea,

Though far off it be.”

~ Christina Rossetti

Happy Spring!


  1. My crocus bulbs bloomed this weekend and it made me sooo happy!

    simple pleasures.

  2. Things are budding here and the birds are looking amorously at each other, despite the fact that we've had two nights in a row below 32 degrees.

  3. My eternally-lazy horse picked up a gallop this weekend with no prompting from me. Spring has definitely sprung!

  4. Don't you just love those first flowers and the flirting birds? And one of my most favorite memories is how my horse would plow through our fence once every springtime to get at the grass as it began to turn green.
    Thanks for the wonderful comments!