Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

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


(Only two stanzas of a very long poem.)


  1. 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!

  2. 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.


  3. the photo is gorgeous! love the poem also.

    Merry Christmas!!

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

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

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

  7. All joys to you and yours,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

    Stay WELL!

  8. 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,



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