Sunday, April 10, 2016

" . . . in every spring . . .

“I sit beside the fire and think

Of all that I have seen

Of meadow flowers and butterflies

In summers that have been


Of yellow leaves and gossamer

In autumns that there were

With morning mist and silver sun

And wind upon my hair


I sit beside the fire and think

Of how the world will be

When winter comes without a spring

That I shall ever see


For still there are so many things

That I have never seen

In every wood in every spring

There is a different green


I sit beside the fire and think

Of people long ago

And people that will see a world

That I shall never know


But all the while I sit and think

Of times there were before

I listen for returning feet

And voices at the door”

― J.R.R. Tolkien


It is just around the corner, I look forward to being lost in it all.

with my love . . . my friends,




TexWisGirl said...

love your yard and garden space (and i have your same metal birdbath - or one just like it).

Gail said...

Beautiful yard. The tulips are ending here and the iris are beginning to bud.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, your gardens and yard are lovely in the spring. I loved the poem, very pretty. I look forward to spring too, where is it? Enjoy your new week ahead!

Michelle said...

What lovely photos. #2 is my favorite.

Margaret Adamson said...

You gardn looks lovely. Have a great week ahead.

MarmePurl said...

Everything I love about you.

Cranberry Morning said...

Just beautiful, Lynne. I can't wait until we have bleeding heart blooming here. I've never seen white ones before!

Kim said...

I am waiting with baited breath!!

Missy George said...

DO you think it will ever come?? Love your pictures of things to come...Lovely poem..a little melancholy...and so, we wait..

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Good morning Lynne.. Your home is looking so Spring like. Mine too and I am loving it.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Love that poem... it's on my blog somewhere! Thanks for joining in Lynne. Your garden is gorgeous!

Linda said...

Hi Lynne...
Lovely Spring shots...waiting....patiently...
Keep your camera it comes!
Linda :o)

Hula La said...

Oh my, how lovely! We are still awaiting the arrival of a real Spring...without snow!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Definitely around the corner.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Here in our town the trees are leafing out and the daffodils are blooming. Spring has sprung!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh I love your beautiful spring photos Lynne and that poem is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us. I'm sure your spring doesn't look quite like that yet but there is that hope for it soon.

bj said...

very pretty..
we are beginning to have a few things bloom but not many as yet..

Ida said...

What a delightful array of lovely photos.