Saturday, May 10, 2014

Spring has Sprung and What a Delight it is!

Spring the season we dream about in the dead winter months is upon us in full force. The winds that blow around us bringing in the fresh crisp smell of the blooms that have sprouted from the warming earth, intoxicating to our senses. The sun that somehow blankets us in its successive warmth more than it ever could in the cold dead winter days. The buzz of bees busy pollinating and making rich honey. The butterflies that flap around and the birds that chirp in the early mornings. The animals that have emerged from their burrows to welcome the warming earth. The feeling of getting caught in a warm down pours of an early spring shower and to welcome the green that envelops the lands.


Aw! Spring and all that it means.



Nature and Spring Quotes:


Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Kahlil Gibran


The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth. "Garden Thoughts - " - Dorothy Frances Gurney

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. - Rabindranath Tagore

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. - Anne Frank


Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. - Blaise Pascal


The sun is but a morning star.  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
- William Wordsworth

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. - Helen Keller


Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. - Frank Lloyd Wright

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. - Galileo


To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. - Mahatma Gandhi


To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

The Earth has music for those who listen.

Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind. - Jonathan Edwards

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather just different kinds of good weather. -- John Ruskin

As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day. -- Van Wyck Brooks

There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down. -- Don Delillo


Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps,
Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps. - Amos Bronson Alcott


How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence. - Benjamin Disraeli


Nature has nothing for its own.
Sun doesn’t need its light & heat for its own.
Snow & rain doesn’t fall of itself.
Trees don’t use their own fruit. Flowers doesn’t spread their fragrance for their own.

These are all for humans. & living for others is the psychology of LIFE.


Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air?” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


I am taught the poorness of our invention, the ugliness of towns and palaces. Art and luxury have early learned that they must work as enhancements and sequel to this original beauty. I am over instructed for my return. Henceforth I shall be hard to please. I cannot go back to toys. I am grown expensive and sophisticated. I can no longer live without elegance: but a countryman shall be my master of revels. He who knows the most, he who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the waters, the plants, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments, is the rich and royal man. Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


The mountains I become part of it..

The herbs & fir trees, I become part of it…

The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters I become part of it. – Navajo Chant

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