It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Springish Things

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature...,
..., the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." ~Rachel Carson~
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Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Beautiful and so true,

Madeline's Album said...

Lovely post and great pictures.

Karen Deborah said...

so the Lord has promised us, that springtime and harvest will never cease until He comes again. We are so blessed to live in this beautiful world. You see life through the eyes of an artist.

Barbee' said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing the quote, it is so soothing.

Jennifer said...

What beautiful pictures! It is still cold and windy here so it sure doesn't feel like spring yet. Your pretty spring pictures gives me hope spring is not far away here either!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Ah, sweet sweet spring. How I love its gentle call to me . . . "Come out and play"

And so I do (without regret).