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, April 19, 2011

Spring Reigns

"Everything is blooming most recklessly;
 if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking
into the heart of the night. " ~Rainer Maria Rilke

"It's spring fever. 
  That is what the name of it is, 
And when you've got it, you want... 
- oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"  ~Mark Twain

6 comments:

Heidi Ann said...

Beautiful.

Velva said...

Happy Spring to you!!!!

Pauline said...

Your photos are beautiful. And I've always loved that Mark Twain quote.

Madeline's Album said...

Beautiful photos of your flowers. Enjoy this spring weather. Have a blessed day and a blessed week of Easter. Madeline

Chef E said...

I just caught up on all of your post...now you have me wondering about that cranberry thingy!

Lovely advise too...all things should come from love...it goes with your lovely flowers :)

Charming Baglady said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! The purple irises remind me of the flags your mother had planted around the mailbox on Rose Ln. ~Dawn