Susan here, thinking that right now we all need a little breath of fresh air, peacefulness, flowers, something pretty and restorative –and we are all ready for Spring. I know that's true for me! So here's a bit of visual therapy, a little dose of the nutrition of art and beauty, to tide us over.
Drink deep, friends, and enjoy. There's a story in each one of these pictures, any story you like — love, renewal, fantasy, mystery, a journey to hope, serenity — imagine yourself there, breathe deep, relax, and enjoy! Choose a favorite image here and tell us what it brings to you.
With a nod and a bow to our southern hemisphere friends, who are looking forward to the cooling breezes of Fall right now, here are some springtime pictures and quotes!
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. — Anne Bradstreet
Forgive me if, in friendship’s way,
I offer thee a wreath of May…. –
– John Clare, 1830
Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
In That Garden Fair Came Launcelot Walking; This Is True, the Kiss Wherewith We Kissed in Meeting that Spring Day, I Scarce Dare Talk of the Remember'd Bliss — William Morris, Early Poems, 1914
Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb
A kind word is like a spring day. — Russian Proverb
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. ~Pablo Neruda
Bloom where you are planted. — I Corinthians 7:20
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henry Matisse
What's your favorite image here? Tell us about that, and what you love best about spring! (This girl, who loves winter, can't wait for spring this year!)