Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Celebrate Spring!

What do we find blooming in our garden?  It is still early so we don't want to miss a thing.  I wander around looking for any sign that spring has arrived.  The few plants I do find make me smile.  The new life I find  reminds me of what I have to look forward to as our garden comes to life in the spring and summer to follow.

This picture we took last week while visiting Savannah, Georgia.  Spring arrives a little sooner in the South than it does here in the Northwest.

"I wandered lonely as a cloud"

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
 Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed-and gazed-but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

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.

Victoria Magazine -  March 1993

When I take the time to sit in my favorite chair and look through my Victoria and other magazines and garden books I think about the beautiful flowers and trees we will see soon in our gardens.  One of the first and my favorite is the deep red peony plant that came from my grandmother's house where she had lived almost 60 years.

This is one of last years flowers.

I want to take the time to really look and enjoy God's amazing creation, one flower at a time.

 Victoria Magazine - April 1994

 What kinds of seeds do we want to plant to add color to our garden this year?

It will soon be warm enough to start seed planting.

While we are waiting for the show in the garden I thought I would bring a little spring inside.  I filled the terrarium I purchased last summer with things that say Spring.

Spring time is a time of renewal and new beginnings.

Visit Kathy at A Delightsome Life and see how other bloggers are Celebrating Spring.


  1. This post certainly spoke "Spring" to me. Thanks

  2. What a wonderful post about Spring! I've always loved that poem about daffodils. It's so descriptive and true. The peony from your grandmother's yard (and now yours) is stunning. Bess

  3. Sherry,
    What a completely delightful post! Lovely picture from Savannah - you were nearly in my neck of the woods - well, give or take a few hundred miles :)
    Love the poetry and the beautiful flower images - what a cozy spot you have - lovely place to curl up.
    Love that poem by John Burroughs - he completely understood what we feel.
    Thank you for sharing this with Celebrate Spring with Victoria,
    God Bless,

  4. I needed this today! Your post made me smile!

  5. I sure would love to be in Savannah about now!!!! We just had more snow overnight so I won't find any blossoms this week *sigh*


  6. Hello, Could you contact me by email. I have a special message for the Celebrate Spring With Victoria participants.

  7. What a wonderful post for Celebrating Spring ! I love the vintage card with the pansies on it !
    Happy Spring !

  8. What a beautiful post. So many lovely inspiring words, just what I needed. Love it all. Thanks for sharing. And that you for stopping by and commenting on my Grandma's Tea Cup. I so appreciate it. Hope to see you again. Hugs, Karie

  9. Thank you for visiting and your sweet comment. I enjoyed your beautiful post. May your spring be full of God's beauty!
    Blessings ~*~Wendy~*~

    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

  10. What a lovely post, filled with beautiful pictures and verse.
    The photo of Savannah made me sigh! I love that city, was that Ellis Square that you showed?
    Thanks for visiting Normandy Life and bon weekend.

  11. Hi Sherry,
    I'm visiting from Kathy's party and I love what I see here! I've enjoyed your poetry and photos. I too am a believer and I am your newest follower! Happy Spring!


  12. Hi Sherry,
    I love all of your shows of Spring, it is truly a delightsome time of the year.
    Your terrarium is very pretty, especially with the bird!
    Hugs, Cindy

  13. Hi Sherry! Oh my, so many beautiful images here! I have Spring fever so bad! Our temps have been in the low 20's lately. that is so not helping! That red peony is gorgeous1 How wonderful that it came from your grandmother!

  14. Looks like you are ready for spring to arrive Sherry. Beautiful photos, love the effects you used. :)