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"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A walk outside between storms

"It was a happy thought to bring 
To the dark season's frost and rime
This painted memory of spring,
This dream of summertime." 

 

"But welcome, be it new or old, 
The gift which makes the day
more bright,
And paints, upon the ground of cold
And darkness, warmth and light!" 

Flowers in Winter by John Greenleaf Whittier

(1807-1892)

(Only two stanzas of a very long poem.)

8 comments:

Reddirt Woman said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling well enough for a walk... so this post is wonderful for two reasons. The wonderful photo of the flowers AND Farmlady feeling like a walk!

Velva said...

Awesome!!! Stay warm and dry.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

btw, the photo that used for your Wednesday post is beautiful. I would love to host your photo for my Wordless Wednesday. If you are interested, send me a message.

Velva

Doreen said...

the photo is gorgeous! love the poem also.

Merry Christmas!!

Madeline's Album said...

Love the poem and the picture of the spring flowers. I am so glad you are feeling better. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

LV said...

I will take beautiful flowers and spring any day over winter. Nice idea for your post.

Eve said...

Very nice! I hope the rain stops! Merry Christmas farmlady!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

All joys to you and yours,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Stay WELL!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I am tickled that you're feeling well enough to go join your family.

Hurrah! Yes, I had an old copy of the Tassajara Cookbook, this is the newer one, which I bought directly from Ed last winter when I took his class.

Sending love,

Sharon