Friday, May 20, 2016

This and That...Joys of Spring

          My favorite old tee-shirt by Kiki the Artist.

                   New record:  11 Angel Trumpets on the same day!!  Wow!!!! 

      Lemongrass by my patio door...repels mosquitoes!!!

       Brand new Bleeding Heart Vine.  Magical!!

        I love flowers more than I love most people...

                         Mother Nature rocks!! 

     How amazing...a flower within a flower...

A new Willow, a Corkscrew Willow. I hope it lives...

 Me and Mama having a laugh, the weekend before Mother's Day.

                    Almost all of my Blythe dolls...


And, I leave you with a few thoughtful quotes:

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. —George Orwell, 1984


"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured." - "Shantaram" By Gregory David Roberts, a magnificent read...


Moonlight bright
through my
bedroom window
slowly fading
a perfect
lunar rug.  ~Marion


The only problem
with Haiku is that you just
get started and then
  ~Roger McGough


A Prayer in Spring

by Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.


Kelly said...

Love that photo of you and your mama!! Also love the flowers and poetry you shared. And aren't your dolls behaving so nicely there! ;)

I learned something new this weekend about a "Blue Moon". I thought that was only when there were two in one calendar month (next one will be January 2018), but it's also called a "Blue Moon" if there is a fourth in a season! This was the fourth one for Spring. I bet you already knew that, moon-goddess that you are. :)

Marion said...

Thank you, Kelly!!! I'd read that about the Blue Moon, but I'd forgotten it. Thanks for reminding me. The Moon she's kept me awake for 3 nights, but I don't mind. I hope all is well with you and yours. I think of our Pammie often and wonder if she's met Renee in heaven. I just know she has!!! Love & hugs, my friend!!!! xo