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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Is the spring coming?

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” 

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” 

Virginia Woolf
“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.” 

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” 

“It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: 'there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress - what did I know - until now?” 

“A Robin said: The Spring will never come,
And I shall never care to build again.
A Rosebush said: These frosts are wearisome,
My sap will never stir for sun or rain.
The half Moon said: These nights are fogged and slow,
I neither care to wax nor care to wane.
The Ocean said: I thirst from long ago,
Because earth's rivers cannot fill the main. —
When Springtime came, red Robin built a nest,
And trilled a lover's song in sheer delight.
Grey hoarfrost vanished, and the Rose with might
Clothed her in leaves and buds of crimson core.
The dim Moon brightened. Ocean sunned his crest,
Dimpled his blue, yet thirsted evermore.” 

The spring decorations are out at my house along with thoughts of spring. Despite the very cold weather.....eleven this morning...spring has arrived here at the Karrasch home. 


  1. Beeeeeeeeeeeautiful!!!! Photos around your house. And the lovely quotes... Thank you.

    It isn't looking too spring-like, out doors. But you certainly have made it Spring, inside your nest. :-) A perfect way to deal with these continuing "In Between Days."

    (But the snow around here, does look kind of as if it is ready to give up and melt away!!!! -chuckle-)


  2. how lovely.
    and I especially like the rossetti poem. heartbreakingly beautiful really.
    autumn will always be my favorite i think. despite my age!


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