Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring Rising

Our little valley is coming alive! The cherry trees in our orchard are filled with blossoms and remind me of this poem:


And Spring arose on the garden fair,

Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;

And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast

rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.


~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

16 comments:

Pat's Place said...

My! You are up late!

diane said...

All you bloggers in the northern hemisphere seem to wakening from your wintry rest. Enjoy!

Terri Tiffany said...

Your tree is beautiful!! It's almost summer here already--no real spring.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Is that a blossom? I was only thinking about the beautiful blossom trees which were in the gardens of the opposite houses where I used to live. They were tremendous.

CJ xx

Literary Nut said...

What a beautiful picture and how appropriate the poem is! Even though it already feels a bit like summer, I definitely have spring fever and love getting to see all the bright flowers and watch the trees putting on their showy greens!

Barbara said...

Pat- I'm afraid I'm a 'night owl'

Barbara said...

diane- I forget that some of my readers are in other areas of the world. How exciting to share our landscapes with each other.

Barbara said...

Terri- I've always enjoyed living in a place where I could experience each season. Sometimes we hardly have a winter here in the valley, but Spring is always a sight to behold!!

Barbara said...

LiteraryNut- Don't you just love how the great poets could express what we all feel in our hearts? Shelley is definitely one of my favorites, although, I'm starting to collect the books of many poets of his day, from Everyman's Library. Everyman's publishes lovely, cloth-bound books of high quality at inexpensive prices ($10.00-$24.00). My goal is to have a large library of their books.

But back to the subject! I'm so glad you like the poem and photo.

Barbara said...

Crystal Jigsaw- Yes, blossoms, thank you. Aren't they gorgeous?

Becka said...

Did Dad take that picture with his Camera? It's beautiful! We need to keep it.

Barbara said...

Becka- I took it with my little camera and then cropped it. I think it came out pretty good, too. Thanks!

Cindy said...

Beautiful tree and verse. Lovely. Have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

Cindy- Thank you. A great weekend to you!!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Love your picture. Lots of things blooming over here at nikki's.

Barbara said...

Lea- You'll have to come and visit our place sometime. It's not much, but it's our home. Blessings.