Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spring Blossoms

The Apple Blossoms

Springtime White

Dandelion Sunshine

Pin Cherry Blossoms

The Humble Bumble Bee

John Greenleaf Whittier

Is this a time to be cloudy and sad,
When our Mother Nature laughs around,
When even the deep blue heavens look glad,
And gladness breathes from the blossoming ground?

There are notes of joy from the hangbird and wren,
And the gossip of swallows through all the sky,
The ground squirrel gayly chirps by his den,
And the wilding bee hums merrily by.

The clouds are at play in the azure space,
And their shadows at play on the bright green vale,
And here they stretch to the frolic chase,
And there they role on the easy gale.

There's a dance of leaves in that aspen bower,
There's a titter of winds in that beechen tree,
There's a smile on the fruit, and a smile on the flower,
And a laugh from the brook that runs to the sea.

And look at the broad-faced sun, how he smiles,
On the dewy earth that smiles in his ray,
On the leaping waters and gay young isles,
Ay, look, and he'll smile thy gloom away.

~ Wishing you a very delightful day! ~


  1. Beautiful flowers and poem!
    Zoe loves her bookmark too- thank you so much!

  2. Thank you Jen! My granddaughter was here when I received Zoe's thank you. We both absolutely loved it! Please tell Zoe thank you so much!

  3. Just came across you blog and I love it! I actually picked out of someone else's blogroll because of it's wonderful title, and certainly is a treat. As the man said, I'll be back!