“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fluttering and Dancing in the Breeze

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Dear Friends,
It is finally feeling and looking like spring! The hardy geraniums are popping their leaves from beneath the mulch and the blue scilla are blooming like crazy.  A few daffodils and tulips are just starting to form their flowers, so sadly the photo above is not of my garden. The grass is green and growing and the leaves on the shrubs and trees are just now starting to unfurl!  It's supposed to be a glorious week so I may not be around in blog land much, I will instead by outside in my yard and garden until the rains come in a few days.  I hope you are all able to enjoy some of this glorious spring weather where you are.  See you soon..... Diane


  1. Gorgeous image...such a beautiful poem!
    Yay..Spring is alive...enjoy ! yes yes me too.. time be be outside with nature ..and not in cyberspace ha ha!
    Hugs see ya'round!

  2. Yes, enjoy the beautiful weather and your garden! And thanks for including my favourite Wordsworth poem!

  3. It was a beautiful weekend and I did some yard work and planted a few pretties myself :-) I enjoyed the poem as well. Have a great day!

  4. A lovely poem, and a beautiful photo! I'm out in the garden all the time...until the rain makes me stay inside! It is so wonderful to be out there...finally! Enjoy!

  5. Gorgeous poem and gorgeous picture! Enjoy your gardening my friend ;o) I have been doing lots ;o)

  6. I've always loved that poem and your picture is great. Enjoy the sunshine!

  7. Dear Diane - the song, the poem...so beautiful...glad spring has finally come to your neck of the woods - it is long overdue...so you do get out there in the garden and enjoy my friend. Soon you will have pictures of all those beautiful blooms and then we can appreciate your spring when ours is just a memory.

  8. Beautiful poem Diane... spring is springing all around. beautiful to see :)

  9. Yes! Its wonderful to finally have it here!

  10. My favorite flower and poem! It's truly a wonderful season!


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