The robins, crows, tree frogs and barred owls, raucous little alarm clocks that they are, have sounded off to alert me that winter is officially over, and it’s time to leave the comfort of my cave (both figuratively, and literally). I’m not one to argue with Mother Nature, so may I be the first to wish you well on this first day of spring, the vernal equinox.
While I make myself presentable (this may take awhile) and wipe the long winter’s sleep from eyes, please enjoy some of my favorite photos of spring around Tall Clover Farm.
I’ll be right back.
Happy Spring, Tom
I love your spring photos. It doesn’t look very springlike here–still piles of snow everywhere, but I did manage to get out and start cutting back some perennials and I set up cold frames to thaw the soil and it was all WONDERFUL! Felt SO good to get back to “puttering” outside.
Have a wonderful first day of spring!
I feel for you Sue. So glad you got a break from the winter weather. Today a Northwest deluge is ramping up for the weekend.
happy spring! your dogs are too cute!!!
Welcome back Tom,Boz and Gracie. You have been missed!
I like Boz’s position- next to not on the new plants. Good choice. 🙂
Thanks jaz, Jacqui, and kate! Glad to be back among the writing. 😉
Here is a poem by Emily Dickinson that I fell relates to your Spring Morning.
The birds begun at four o’clock—
Their period for dawn—
A music numerous as space
And measureless as noon.
I could not count their force,
Their voices did expend
As brook by brook bestows itself
To magnify the pond.
Their witnesses were not,
Except occasional man
In homely industry arrayed
To overtake the morn.
Nor was it for applause
That I could ascertain,
But independent ecstasy
Of Deity and Men.
Thank you Mr. Bean, beauty in words, and words in beauty. Lovely way to start my second spring morning.
very cute pics of the 2 dogs. Looking forward to the new posts. Happy Spring!
Thanks Joumana, love all your posts on Beirut. Fascinating!
Tom, Gracie & Boz,
You are my morning coffee and newspaper rolled into one. Happy Spring everyone!
Thanks Al, that is one fine compliment.
We always enjoy your words and photos – perfect for the third morning of spring!
Thanks Emily and Michael, aren’t we lucky you landed here.
Thank you for the beautiful photos and reminding me of what spring looks like! Glad you are back and looking forward to a spring and summer of visits to Vashon, via Tom.