Remember Spring

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is quite another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. Henry Van Dyke

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

If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.  Nadine Stair

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

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. Margaret Atwood

From whence arrived the praying mantis?
From outer space, or lost Atlantis?
glimpse the grin, green metal mug
at masks the pseudo-saintly bug,
Orthopterous, also carnivorous,
And faintly whisper, Lord deliver us.

Ogden Nash

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” Robin Williams

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18 thoughts on “Remember Spring

  1. great shots and quotes! We’re only just getting some crocuses out, the first sign of spring here, even though they’ll grow up through the snow sometimes.

  2. The Compulsive Writer

    Remember Spring? Ahhhh, yes. And at the end of the day I do smell like dirt. Love it! Love the pics of your kids!

  3. Val Erde

    I’m over here via Charles’ blog ‘Mostly Bright Ideas’. I love this post. Wonderful photos and words. (The second photo from the top is fabulously brightly coloured. Like a painting!)

  4. My son and I just got back from the family cabin in Yosemite, where record snowfall (finally) meant roaring, rushing torrents of water. As a native Californian, this springtime rush is unbelievably thrilling because it means long showers even in autumn, growing things even in the summer, and, right now, the blessed laugh of dry land creeks.

  5. Hi,
    The flowers are gorgeous, Spring is a beautiful time of year, everything seems to come to life. Lovely photo’s.
    Thank You for the visit over at my blog.

    1. Priya, you always have such a thoughtful and positive comment. I really appreciate that. I hope there’s lots of sun and warmth and good weather where you are (and could you please send it over here, it was only 35 degrees today!)

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