what a beautiful welcome
the magnolia trees gave me
their path of petals
leading me back
into my quiet town
“you are welcome as the flowers in may.”
“when april steps aside for may,
like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
fresh violets open every day:
to some new bird each hour we listen.”
APRIL FOOL, n.
The March fool with another month added to his folly.
~Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic’s Word Book, 1906 (entries 1881–1906)
photo credit: pinterest vintage french postcard
“springtime is the land awakening.
the march winds are the morning yawn.”
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kinder’s hair shows signs of spring.
‘as full of spirit as the month of may, and as gorgeous as the sun in midsummer. ‘
“don’t put all of your eggs in one basket”
– easter bunny
image credit: earth’s beauty
“your feet will bring you where your heart is.”
happy st. patrick’s day
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“Hint of spring showing up in upcoming weather pattern”
above is quote from our online paper
at this point in the year
i was really hoping for something more than just a hint.
seems like a burlesque version of a weather forecast to me
all optimistic style and not much substance.
after giving examples and explaining their reasons,
the article wrapped up with:
“This isn’t a permanent pattern change to feeling like spring. After the weekend we have temperatures dropping back to feeling like winter. If you add 10 to 20 degrees on, it won’t be too cold. It might remind you of spring. Time is on your side if you need spring. Just keep hanging in there.”
“one can never produce anything as terrible and impressive
as one can awesomely hint about.”
h. p. lovecraft
credits: m. torregrossa, mlive
march of the sugar plum corgis.
december days were brief and chill,
the winds of march were wild and drear,
and, nearing and receding still,
spring never would, we thought, be here.
~arthur hugh clough (1819–1861)
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the big guy checks out the situation.
“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes.
Fine and dandy for Valentine candy.
if you’re not mitten-smitten,
you’ll be frostbitten!
By jing-y feels spring-y.”
― The Old Farmer’s Almanac