Monday, February 20, 2012

Spring Whispers


After basking in the glow of the fireplace, 

winter has kicked off its slippers and cracked open the door to spring.




The ancient yellow daffodils are up a good 5 inches...




and there's new fuzz on the lamb's ears.




A few of the lilac buds have swollen and burst.

Inside, their small purple packages hold,

along with their bottled-up fragrance,

the promise of beauty and nectar.




From the pond, we hear spring peepers singing,

and late at night, under the stars,

coyotes join the chorus with their love songs.




Barley takes note, and is happy to curl up safe inside for the night.



Autumn arrives in the early morning,

but spring at the close of a winter day.

Elizabeth Bowden





Texture by Kim Klassen


27 comments:

Vita Stunder said...

Whispers of spring - love it!

Deanna said...

Beautiful post!!

hannah said...

Oh for your stream of consciousness talent.
And for seeing the beauty in earliest promise.

I have to confess that I would have walked past these signs in oblivion, needing my beauty to be fullgrown. But we live and learn.

Pat said...

What lovely words and photos!

Karen said...

Lovely captures of the coming season!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I have some jonquils poking their heads up in my yard... can't wait for some color! =)

Beautiful captures, but I love the 3rd shot, the texture is perfect! =)

Riet said...

That is a beautiful post, love the dog.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Awesome photos, love to hear that spring is so near. Hope it soon comes to my part of the world.

lisa said...

Oh my goodness, these are so beautiful Connie!
There are not enough superlative to describe just how gorgeous I think the lilac is. That is one amazing macro!!

Thank you so much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh how I LOVE your Whispers of Spring...so very lovely...I am getting happy that it shall be here soon and pleased that many have not had to endure hard winters this year in the USA~

Scott said...

Lovely Spring shots, and so early too. I only hope that if Spring is going to come that it really comes and doesn't just tease us and then run and hide while Winter comes storming back into the room.

Sivinden said...

Beautiful pictures! - love the softness in the second.

kimB said...

Beautifully done! Still another couple of months before we see anything budding around here (Alaska)!

Lovely processing and journaling - TFS :)

johanna said...

wonderful pictures - and love that title!

hannah said...

Good morning.
I've let the kitten out of the bag. Let me know if you disapprove, so I can put it back in again.

Nadege, said...

Lovely post...a welcome to spring.

Lui said...

Barley is cuddled in love ;-)
And I read about your lovely fonts somewhere (I forgot where!)

And do you know that there is a Sweepy font (not made by us alas!) and which is so awesome. Just google it to see.

Have a fun week!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely post! It's a nice reminder that spring isn't that far off. Barley's pose reminds me of a certain Golden Retriever in my household...... ;}

sarayutouched said...

it is the simple blessings in life that make a heart soar. lovely, lovely post today!!!

Evelyn S. said...

These are beautiful macros....and your words are beautiful, as well.

Lisa said...

The only photo here that comes close to anything at my house is the last one! I love the lamb's ear shot. That's one of my favorite plants.

aenee said...

Love all those signs of spring !! those are some of the things that make me happy :)

Lily over from Kim's

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Marilyn said...

I must say your images give a wonderful preview of spring. I bet your lilac will be gorgeous!

Jennifer Richardson said...

beautiful post,
ripe with fresh hope!
thanks for this shiny share,
Jennifer

Kia said...

Awesome photos and words, love to think that spring is near! :)

Barb said...

So truly amazing! I have missed your incredible blog! I've been so busy trying to keep my head above water . . . and it's been my loss . . .