Heart and Home is Celebrating Spring, on Pink Saturday. I snuck in some purple, too, but I didn't think you'd mind! If you're here for the first time, I'm so glad you decided to drop by for a visit! Stay awhile and take some time to look around. If you're a regular reader or one of my lovely followers, welcome back and thank you! I do hope life is treating you well, and that you are enjoying this wonderful first weekend of Spring. When you're done here please go say hi to Beverly, at How Sweet the Sound, and check out some of the other Pink Saturday participants. There is always a lot of pretty pink to admire!
Landscape Near Menton
If I squint my eyes this looks just like the view out my kitchen window. As I write this the weather is perfect! There is just the right amount of warmth in the air, with a light ocean breeze. The trees are rustling, and showing off their spring blossoms. The daffodils, and periwinkle, and snowdrops are blooming. Everywhere you look are birds chirping, and squirrels scampering about. It's my favorite time of year, and I'm so happy it's finally arrived! It was a long, wet winter!
Here are some Spring thoughts, just for you on this fine Spring day:
A Prayer in Spring
Robert Frost (1915)
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.
Nobody says it quite like Robert Frost!
Now, I'm off to the garden center. Soon, I'll be out back planting flowers to replace all the ones that didn't make it through the storms. That's one of my favorite Spring activities, one I look forward to all fall and winter. What's your favorite way to celebrate Spring? Leave me a comment, and tell me all about it! Thanks so much for visiting, it makes my day. I hope you'll come back soon! If you want to see more Spring Pink you can look here, here, and here. Have fun!
Until next time,