“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring.” Bern Williams
“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson
It has been a long hard winter. In California, that means we have had a lot more cold and rain than usual. Other parts of the country have been hit even harder with extensive storms and floods—and resulting tragedies.
Tomorrow is the official first day of Spring. Finally. I expect we are all ready for the promise and hope of the season. Of course, just because it is the Spring Equinox does not mean the storms of winter will just stop. In fact, in my area, a late storm is expected that day.
But eventually spring will be here in full bloom. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Already glimpses of spring are popping up all over.
In fact, these fruit-tree blossoms are already waning, as foliage takes over.
Blue skies are gorgeous along the hills near Gorman, California.
These flowers are starting to emerge around my apartment.
The other day I took a lovely drive through The Wind Wolves Preserve. The hills were green, the breezes were blowing, and a few wildflowers were hiding out in the fields. It was a delightful afternoon.
“No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” Sheryl Crow
“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” Lewis Grizzard
This Road Runner was, not unexpectedly, running along the road!
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THE HOPE OF SPRING
“It is spring again. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“Come with me into the woods. Where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.” Mary Oliver
“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.” Victor Hugo
“Always it’s spring and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves.” e. e. cummings
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” Percy Bysshe Shelley
“The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter.” Jen Slelinsky
“No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.” Hal Borland
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!” Robin Williams
“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” Gustav Mahler
“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” Algernon Charles Swinburne
“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.” Dodie Smith
“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
“A kind word is like a spring day.” Russian Proverb
“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” Theodore Roethke