Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Early Spring


"Harshness vanished. A sudden softness
has replaced the meadows' wintry grey.
Little rivulets of water changed
their singing accents. Tendernesses,
hesitantly, reach toward the earth
from space, and country lanes are showing
these unexpected subtle risings
that find expression in the empty trees."

~ Rainer Marie Rilke, Early Spring

12 comments:

Mama-Bug said...

It's on it's way Jo! Can't get here fast enough for me.

Patsy said...

I love to see the green glow in the trees as spring just peeks at us. It will be soon.

Carolyn said...

Hi,
Just wanted to say thank you for sharing such a beautiful blog! I
think my aunt, who lives in Franklin Tn and is also a
British expat, has been in contact with you previously. We were both
very excited to find your blog! Although I am a native Nashvillian,
my heart has been in Britain since my first visit there at age 14.
Now, at age 52, I still long to go back. My aunt's wonderful
"British ways" have such an impact on our family that in fact, my 20
yr. old son says his dream is to someday live in Wales and raise
Corgies!!

I always enjoy your beautiful photos and lovely poems, quotes, etc.,
and after a long day it's always a treat to sit down and enjoy the
relaxing music and "snow" on your page. Just wanted to say thanks
for sharing, and best wishes for Oliver's speedy recovery!
God bless-
Carolyn
Brentwood TN

Vicki said...

Wish I was there to share a cup of tea with you...Have a wonderful afternoon!

Sandra said...

hi, wheres all the snow??? its gone? beautiful with or without

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photo and post. Wish our snow was all gone. Have a great day !

cheshire wife said...

It is starting to look hopeful, but I do not think that we are done with Winter yet.

Sharon said...

Hey Jo!
Have you seen that reddish almost fuzzy look to the canopies of some of the trees? I noticed them when I drove to the dentist! There IS hope for Spring! The warm weather is making the buds start to swell already!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Beautiful post Jo...I'm hoping for the lilacs sake that the warm weather isn't just a tease. I've had my fill of snow and cold as I'm sure you and all bloggers who have had a snowy winter feel. Come on spring!
Maura :)

L. D. Burgus said...

Spring has to start somewhere. The sooner you have it the sooner we will see it. We are melting today and tomorrow, then who knows what will happen.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Will be patiently waiting for the colors of spring from you ...

Barbara Anne said...

Same here! There really is a change in the air, cold as it still is at night, that whispers, "spring ...!"

Ta!

Hugs!