Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring!



Spring Cleaning

March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in.
Author: Susan Reiner


"For, lo, the winter is past; The rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come,

And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land" ~Song of Songs

Denver Botanical Gardens '06- photo taken by my daughter-in-law


"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
— Anne Bradstreet
(1612-1672) U.S. (English born) poet


Denver Botanical Gardens '06-- picture taken by my daughter-in-law

Miss Sandy, of Quill Cottage is having an Easter Parade on her blog today! Come and join in on the fun! Thanks Sandy!

31 comments:

bluemuf said...

Hi Pat,

Beautiful pictures and poetry. This is what we need, and soon. I also took a peek at the post on Peeps and found it so interesting. Thank you.

Karen

Mary Isabella said...

Beautiful!!!

Once Upon a Cottage said...

Love the poems and it's so nice to see flowers! I also love the peeps!
Lennea

LW said...

Lovely picture and great spring poems...

Happy Spring..

Louise

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ahhhh, such refreshing thoughts this first dreary and cold spring day...love the poetry, the scripture, and the photos. Beautiful!

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh how I love a beautiful garden! These photos are stunning!

Happy Easter!
Nancy

She'sSewPretty said...

Beautiful gardens! Those pink tulips are gorgeous! Happy Spring!

Junie Moon said...

What a delightful welcome to Spring! I love things like this.

Mary said...

Beautiful pictures, Pat! Happy Spring, and happy Easter to you, too!
xoxo,
Mary

cindy said...

Love the quotes and the flowers - all beautiful!

c

Bejeweled said...

What a wonderful tribute to Spring! Poems and pictures!

And I really liked reading your interesting article on peeps too :)

You have a beautiful blog and I just LOVE your blog name.

Happy Spring!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

thanks for the link, I will go and see Sandy.

Tara said...

Hi Pat

What great pics and poems--uplofting!
:0)
Tara

Miss Rhea said...

Beautiful !! Love the Columbines !! :)

jenny said...

Hi Pat! Family Fun is great. I have a huge compilation of pages I've ripped out that I love. My daughter is a little young for most of them but I can't wait until we can do all the ones I've saved together. Happy Easter!

Knitting Mania said...

Happy Easter...beautiful photo's...

Nice to meet you, see ya down the parade trail...

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

wonderful quotes and pictures. Very relaxing to visit. I will have to come back to see how peeps were made...

Gina said...

Lovely pics and poems! Love the first poem ~ just have to change March for Sept and it will apply here too :O)
Wishing you a lovely Easter! Gx

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat! Love your post. I had Peeps yesterday and life is good! Thanks for the Easter Parade info, I've never done anything like that before. (greenhorn) So I did it! What fun! Thanks! Bunny hugs, Sherry

Kari & Kijsa said...

We hope you have a blessed Good Friday and a wonderful Easter!

smiles,
kari & kijsa

Rue said...

You have definitely put me in the mood for spring!

Have a beautiful day,
Rue :)

Mrs. B said...

Great poems and photos! Are the pictures from your garden? They're beautiful!

Happy Spring!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

What a great poem Spring Cleaning, it sums up Spring perfectly. I can't wait to see all these colourful plants in the garden. Happy Easter Pat. x

Rosemary said...

Hi,
Nice to meet you too!!
Glad you got a charm from Martha.
They are so pretty.
Glad you liked my blog.
I love peeps too. Can't have Easter without them. I found sugar free peeps this year. They don't really taste any different.
Happy Spring and Easter to you.
Visit again soon,
Rosemary

Miss Sandy said...

Hi, Miss Sandy here, thank you for joining the Easter Parade!

Your post was wonderful, I am a quote collector and you used one of my favorite verses! I actually have that one with some hand painting over my bedroom closet door. That Scripture always speaks to me of hope. Spring will come again, even after the storms of life!

Loved the flower photos! Thank you for giving me a taste of spring! Have a blessed Easter!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi again Pat! I forgot to tell you, the author of the 1st poem on your blog is my maiden name, Reiner! Do you know anything about her? I love to do genealogy when I'm not in the whirlwind of life! Thanks so much for your encouragement and helpfulness, you are wonderful!! Hugs back, Sherry

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Pat,
What a beautiful post! I love the pictures and the poetry is just perfect!

Wishing you a wonderful Easter!
Penny

paperjunk-lc said...

Pat,
Thank you for your "how to" email for my picture...it worked!

Sugar Bear said...

As much as I dislike winter - I have to totally agree with the Bradstreet quote!
Karla

twiggypeasticks said...

What a lovely poem, your blog is so pretty, wonderful flowers and scrummy food what more could a girl want !!
Happy Easter
Twiggy

carolr said...

Your cat looks like MY cat! And I do love your poems.