Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Spring has sprung in my garden. I bought a bag of bulbs from Costco last fall and last week the first one bloomed. The sun was just at the right angle to show off the translucency of these blooms.
And here they are on the first full day of spring:
I can't tell you how much joy these bring to me as I sip my cup of coffee in the morning but William Wordsworth comes to mind:
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 leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but 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.
--William Wordsworth (1770-1880)