“If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect onContinue reading “Mother Earth ~ Mitchell Burgess”
No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face…. ~John Donne, “Elegy IX: The Autumnal”
“As for me, I know nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water, Or stand under the trees in the woods, Or talk by dayContinue reading “Poem: Walt Whitman, Miracles”
Spring is strong and virtuous, Broad-sowing, cheerful, plenteous, Quickening underneath the mold Grains beyond the price of gold. So deep and large her bounties are, That one broad, long midsummer day Shall to the planet overpay The ravage of a year of war. Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood, “Unearthing Suite,” 1983
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson
Spring has finally arrived.
At 12:30 a.m. on March 20 Spring will be sprung Boing Boing Boing
Weather people now say that snow storm won’t be as bad as they thought it would. Now they say maybe an inch or two of the white stuff on my part of the commonwealth.
The calendar tells me that Spring begins on March 20 at 12:30 a.m. Weather people tell me a snow storm is going to happen on the very first day of a brand new season. They .said we can expect up to a foot of heavy wet snow. You got to love the El Nino weatherContinue reading “Spring”
We all could use a little humor, especially with all the snow that was dumped on us.
March 20 is to be the first day of Spring, but here in the Boston area, and doesn’t have the feel of a new season set to begin, as it has and still is windy as all hell, with wind chill factors at times in the teens. Also, there is snow to arrive on Friday,Continue reading “Dirty Snow”
“To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” – George Santayana http://www.bquot.es/s/3435
Even though it is snowing again in Massachusetts Agnes Cheer up Spring arrives March 20
Took this photo a couple of days ago. In a few more days, the rest of the green leaves will be turning red, then it will be bare till next spring. This work A Pondering Mind is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. -George Santayana This work A Pondering Mind is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Landscapers laid down the new mulch today. It brings out the color too.
Flowers coming into full bloom, on a cool evening. Taken at 7:43 pm
Now that the weather here has finally warmed up, its good to see green grass, and green on the different plants.
Note: When I took a break from blogging, the very next day, I came down with a nasty head cold. And it happened on the first day of spring. So my thinking is still bit foggy. With that said, here is a bit of humor from the email inbox. Thought you should know that theContinue reading “New Best Seller: How To Understand Women”
Since this is Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, crawled back to his place. This means six more weeks of winter. According to the calendar, there is six more weeks to go of the winter season, and then spring takes over. So what’s the big deal? Oh well. A Pondering Mind 2014
Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. — Yoko Ono
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus
After yesterday’s crappy weather, today turned out to be a fantastic day. Here’s a couple of photos I took of the blossoming trees. Click on images for the full size. Here is the other in black & white.
A front and a side view of the flowers that are in full bloom. A week ago, there was nothing. What a difference a week makes. For the full size, click on the images.
In my ten-foot bamboo hut This spring, There is nothing: There is everything. -Sodo
For my sake, Do not light the lamp yet, This evening of spring. -Gyodai
Today, December 21, begins the first official day of winter. It is also the shortest day of the year, day light wise. As the days start getting longer again, we will have one extra second of day light beginning Wednesday, and as the days go by, gradually the sun will be rising earlier, and settingContinue reading “Winter Solstice”