Monday, April 11, 2016

Oh Spring, Where Art Thou?

It appears Spring has been hijacked by Winter,
and is refusing to leave.

Fresh snow continues to fall
discouraging the tulips that have optimistically
poked their heads out of the cold, hard ground.

The forest remains bare-branched and empty.

The only things out to greet me on my walks
are last year's weathered flowers

And the joyous sound of birdsong welcoming
a Spring that has yet to arrive.

The sun assures us it is doing it's best
to move things along,

Casting the most lovely glow on anything
brave or hardy enough to make it through the winter.

And so I admire what fall has left behind;
A gift given once but appreciated twice.

"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yes, patience...
And so I will continue to admire
the longer days and (slightly) warmer temperatures.

While I wait for Spring to truly arrive.


  1. Welcome after a long break!

    Beautiful pictures. You're waiting for spring?
    Not yet arrived? soon will come.

    Have a nice week.
    Greetings from Poland.

  2. It is lovely to see you back Rosemary - our spring dawned very early with snowdrops appearing during the first week of January. Now spring seems to have taken a backward step and gone into remission - it has suddenly turned chilly.

  3. Its been awhile since I visited this garden and I'm pleased to see it is as beautiful as always. Next week mon amie and Spring will be free once more. :)

  4. These are beautiful shots! The colors are delicious.

  5. Bonjour chère amie,

    Cet "entre-deux" semble toujours interminable !...
    Chez moi le printemps s'est bien installé mais le temps est assez chaotique ! Des jours magnifiques contre des jours pluvieux.

    Je suis sous le charme des vos photos. Vous avez capturé et mis en valeur les vestiges et les souvenirs de la nature.
    Merci pour ce magnifique spectacle.

    Gros bisous ♡

    Ps : En ce moment, je ne suis pas très présente sur les blog... Pardon !

  6. Patience, Rosemary, spring will finally come, it's true. Here in North of Europe days are sunny but cold and spring is diffident and unstable.
    Love all your photos!

  7. Wow !!!! These are really beautiful photos
    True works of art you've made them,.
    My compliments.

    Kind regards, Helma

  8. Oh my gosh I love that frozen leaf...pure poetry...


Thank you so much for your kind words :)