Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring in the Hollow

This was taken last week; the daffodils are quickly wilting away now. 
"For oft, when on my couch I lie
   In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
   Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils."
The forsythia are quickly turning from brilliant yellow to lime green.
"The forsythia sings against a chorus
of green, yet the hue of winter looms."
~ Rosemary Royston
This is Bradford Pear, right?  This tree is along our northside fence row.
"no flower ever opened   
so staunch a white leaf,   
no flower ever parted silver
from such rare silver"
~ Hilda Doolittle
The redbud are beautiful right now.
"I will go, I said, to the country
When the red-bud blooms in the spring
And then, as of old, for sheer rapture
My heart will sing."
~ May Frink Converse
The dogwood are my favorite.
"But high o'er all the early floral train,
Where softness all the arching sky resumes,
The dogwood dancing to the winds' refrain,
In stainless glory spreads its snowy blooms."
~ George Marion McClellan

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