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The Spray of May

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The hawthorn is one of Britain’s most beloved native trees. Actually, it is two trees: the common hawthorn Cratægus monogyna and the midland hawthorn Cratægus lævigata. Commonly found in hedgerows as well as free-standing, the hawthorn holds a time-honoured place in British history as a symbol of May and by extension springtime and rebirth. When spring begins, its subtle warmth coaxing the first verdant shoots out of the earth, the hawthorn begins to bedeck itself again with leaves shed half a year earlier. Buds form, poised to create a delight of British springtime: the May.

‘May’ is a folk name for the gorgeous white raiment that adorns the hawthorn, typically from mid-spring to early autumn. The spray of flowers is so closely associated with the month of May, almost always blooming at the start of that month, that it shares its name with it. The impact of seeing the…

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Isolation Blues

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To ease the pain of living.
Everything else, drunken dumbshow.

- Allen Ginsberg (“Memory Gardens”)

Chill in the dark,
the day before forever—
before eternity slips
into twinkling space.

Alone with ourselves,
we have no secrets left
to bury, only seeds to sow
for summer fruit.

Two owls are talking
across the yard:
emphatic hoots,
promises of spring.

Dogs bark at the scent
of coyotes near—
neither know, neither care
about tomorrow.

It is our moment
to find diversions
in search of awe,
the small and the majestic—

to do the work
to ease the pain of living.
All the rest
drunken dumbshow.

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Life is a garden

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Het leven is een tuin

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Preceding

Life is a strange loop

Life isn’t a race

Hortus Closus

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Painting by Xie Chu Yu

Life is a garden,
A beautiful summer, but
Winter without spring.

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All things seem possible in May!

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“The world’s favorite season is the spring.

All things seem possible in May.”

~ Edwin Way Teale

~ Image “Love” by Ans van de Sluis
Text & photo source: “The Garden of Pensiveness” https://www.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/?fref=photo

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Het wordt wel voorjaar

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Het begint op voorjaar te lijken als de zon schijnt

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by | 2016/04/13 · 11:09 am

Monadnock in Early Spring


Cloud-topped and splendid, dominating all
The little lesser hills which compass thee,
Thou standest, bright with April’s buoyancy,
Yet holding Winter in some shaded wall
Of stern, steep rock; and startled by the call
Of Spring, thy trees flush with expectancy
And cast a cloud of crimson, silently,
Above thy snowy crevices where fall
Pale shrivelled oak leaves, while the snow beneath
Melts at their phantom touch. Another year
Is quick with import. Such each year has been.
Unmoved thou watchest all, and all bequeath
Some jewel to thy diadem of power,
Thou pledge of greater majesty unseen.

Lowell as a child

Lowell as a child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Spring Pools


These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
The total sky almost without defect,
And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,
And yet not out by any brook or river,
But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods –
Let them think twice before they use their powers
To blot out and drink up and sweep away
These flowery waters and these watery flowers
From snow that melted only yesterday.
– Robert Frost

Robert Frost, 1913.

Robert Frost, 1913. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Frühlingsboten

Caroline Walter or Querweltein has hotography as her big hobby – especially the macro worlds are her favourites. In the winter, she thinks about indoor experiments, but in the Summer she goes outside in the morning when the dew drops can tempt her  to put in on the square picture. She tries to get to know the world from a completely different and new page and presents her photographs on a photocommunity and on Calvendo next to her own blog.

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Warm April Days / in-season calendar

Beatrice on her Blog shootingvienna  loves her home town and hopes that she can share her love for Vienna with more people. We enjoyed watching her site. On July 2014 she placed some selfportait of her on the net > Summer Portraits which you can compare with the 2013 November 3 Photo Challenge – Self-Portrait

 

With the Spring images on television, each morning we has already a glimpse of it being better weather in Vienna than here in Belgium.
Nice having the opportunity to see Vienna in bloom, whilst the squares are not yet full of tourists, like in Summer and autumn.

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DIY de printemps

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Bonjour à tous, aujourd’hui voici de petites idées simples ou DIY pour le printemps !

La première est toute simple: imprimer une jolie image et la mettre dans un cadre! Je vous est sélectionné quelques images à imprimer.

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Pour trouver d’autres photos je vous conseille de taper : “hello spring” “hello spring vintage” “spring” .

Le premier DIY est de petits bocaux trop mignons pour ranger tout ce que vous voulez ! Il vous faux des bocaux en verre (de confiture ou autre) avec couvercle, des petites figurine d’animaux en plastique et de la peinture. Il vous suffit de coller la petite figurine sur le couvercle de votre bocal et de le bomber (je vous conseille de ne pas peindre la partie transparente du bocal). Je trouve ça vraiment hyper sympa et ce n’est pas cher à faire…

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