Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Keeping Busy

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. ~Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe

Daffodils glint and sway in the sunshine to the hum of mowers cutting grass behind.
Windows opened for fresh air to travel freely like the neighbours themselves busy with chores inside and out. Swollen shed doors wrenched open again after long winter months ready now for a sweep out and shelf makeover.
The town is busy and people are smiling – a time of rebirth.





I’ve been keeping busy around the house here with Hubby – painting and gardening. The weather has been cool but beautifully clear so no excuses for not getting on.
The grass has had its first cut and I’ve added some Wallflowers and Stocks to the border along the pathway for their sweet scent. It’s just a joy to be back outside again, listening to the birdsong and busy planting.

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.

Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Pleasure in the Pathless Woods

5 comments:

Pearl said...

Your photos are just gorgeous. The colors are definitely vivid and the weather looks beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.
Take good care of yourself and continue to enjoy life.

Hugs,

Susie said...

Love seeing all your gorgeous photos.
We love to be outdoors in the springtime too. We just put our tomato plants in the ground.
Have a great week!
xoxo

Sling said...

Finally,we can venture out into the season!
great photos horizon. :)

Merle said...

Dear Sarah ~~ Nice to see your great photos and you and your hubby sure have been busy. It all looks lovely
and it's great that Spring has shown up at last. Love the poem also.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Kerri said...

Horizon, your opening lines are pure poetry! You have such a gift for painting pictures with words. I wish I could put them together as well as you do.
Isn't spring just the most wonderful time? I've spent hours in the garden this week and it feels so good! Our weather has been positively summery!
The blue trim on your lovely house is the perfect colour! And your front garden is so colourful and pretty. I love all your photos.
Oh, those pansies are a real delight! As are the daffs, and well..everything! :) Thanks for sharing.
Happy gardening!

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