Monday, March 12, 2012

Beginnings of Life


Enjoying the warmth of late winter, and doing OK

"I am not aging, I just need repotting"  ... anonymous







Spring has come early and no matter how many years I have witnessed this occurrence, I am always in awe of all it brings.  The following is a tip-toe through my gardens (and a couple from my son's) and all the promises to come.
"Gardening is a way that shows that you believe in tomorrow"
Unknown.

"Never yet was there a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom."
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

"Each flower is a soul opening out to nature."
Geral De Nerval
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,
our whole life would change."
Buddha
"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful
 than the risk it took to blossom."
Anis Nin
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
John Keats



"Every gardner knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle.
A garden is a lovesome thing."
Thomas Edward Brown
"The best is yet to come"
Robert Browning
 Roses are red
Violets are blue,
But they don't get around
Like the dandelions do.
Slim Acres




















   

36 comments:

  1. "Gardening is a way that shows you believe in tomorrow", that is beautiful, profound and carries the deep and true message that mother earth and the cycle of life is infinite. This message has touched me deeply, resounated with me and I will be spreading this word! it is not a realisation because I believe in tomorrow anyway but it is confirmation!
    Love all your photos esp the frogs among the vibrancy of the green and red!
    Love and Light & may Spring continue to unfold and reveal new hopes and aspirations!

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  2. I enjoy a garden very much, whether it be vegetable or flower, but I am not a gardener. Your photos of buds remind me that I must check what the rabbits left of the pussy willows.

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    1. Yes, we all do have our "pests", but they are all so cute.

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  3. Yes, Spring truly is a miracle isn't it? As I walked around today i found myself almost giddy as I found fingers reaching up through the ground. Your pictures are lovely. Hugs, Bonnie

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  4. Not much happening here yet, although I did notice yesterday that the wild plums are just coming into flower. Viva Spring.

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  5. hello Arleen:
    What a delightful tour of the first signs of spring in your garden and the garden of your son. Such a lot is happening when one really looks closely and the sight of these first brave buds is so exciting.
    The quotations complement your photographs delightfully. For us, almost a mantra for life itself, is Robert Browning's 'The best is yet to come'.....!!

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  6. 'He (or she) who has a garden and a library has everthing he (she) needs'. Cicero

    And pretty close to the mark in my eyes. Lovely photos. Thank you.

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    1. Very true, but having chocolate also can make life even sweeter.

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  7. The Anis Nin quote... Wow (that hit home). Those are beautiful photos -- Spring really has hit where you are. I can't wait to get my fingers dirty!

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    1. I love gardening, but first I have to do clean up. That is the yuck part.

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  8. Even in Michigan we have that "stuff" going on....we had our first Tornado Warning last night...does that count for spring???
    Love Ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Those pix are so beautiful they hurt my eyes. Welcome, Spring.

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  10. What a lovely post, I like your joining of image and quote, the one linking the frogs with Robert Browning makes me smile. (Not sure that he would have approved, which makes it even funnier!)

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  11. Beautiful pictures!! Now I'm really excited about Spring! Have a great week.

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  12. Oh goodness it looks like Spring has sprung down where you are! Beautiful photo's and sayings to go with them. Today should be a really good one for you...it's to be 80 here in Kansas so you should be even warmer than that. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by :)
    Maura

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    1. I think you at warmer out there. It should reach the save ties today though and that is good enough for me.

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  13. I LOVE this post. Great pictures and great quotes to go with them. But (gasp!) I'm really gonna miss those cardinals ...

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    1. I ADORE chives in my sour cream, but the sight of them doesn't make the heart sing like seeing all those cardinals in the trees.

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    2. Ok, I though my chives were quite artistic, but I will go back to birdland, although it might be a different variety.

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  14. Enough with those cardinals, today I saw a bluebird.

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  15. Love your flowers and hey I need re-potting too! sandie

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  16. I'm another one who could do with repotting. Love your gardens - beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Molly, maybe some sort of Miracle Grow could help us out.

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  17. What beautiful pictures - and LOVE the repotting quote!! Thanks for the smile x

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  18. Dear Arleen,
    Thank you for this lovely walk through an awakening spring. The Buddha quote so reminded me of one by William Blake: "To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower. To hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour."

    I quoted that also on Penny's blog--lifeonthecutoff's blog--a few days ago.

    Peace.

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  19. What lovely photos. Your Spring is so different from ours, and yet the atmosphere is the same, one of hope and colour returning to the world. Lovely.

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