Friday, February 27, 2015

Longing for Spring

I have a bad case of spring fever, and it's not even spring yet. My daffodils are blooming in spite of the temperatures. They've counted the hours of daylight and confirmed it's time to lift their heads look for what the groundhog could not see.

 Bring me fifty shades of green, sweet longed-for Spring.

I'm not alone in my wishing. Take a moment and enjoy a few thoughts on spring and wish with me, then pop over and visit Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe for more Poetry Friday.

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb

I wonder if the Daffodil
Shrinks from the touch of frost,
And when her veins grow stiff and still
She dreams that life is lost?
Ah, if she does, how sweet a thing
Her resurrection day in spring!
        ~Emma C. Dowd, "Daffodil and Crocus," in Country Life in America: A Magazine for the                     Home-maker, the Vacation-seeker, the Gardener, the Farmer, the Nature-teacher, the                           Naturalist, April 1902

You can’t see Canada across lake Erie, but you know it’s there. It’s the same with spring. You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland. ~Paul Fleischman


  1. It's 0 degrees here & more snow is on its way. Hard to believe your daffodils are blooming, although we're always later. I do have green shoots coming up! This poem holds a lovely thought, one for us to hold, right? Thanks, Dori!

  2. Your daffodils are blooming? Amazing! Lucky you. We're all anxious for spring. Thanks for the inspiring words and photos :).

  3. "it's time to lift their heads look for what the groundhog could not see." - LOVE that line, and all these pictures and quotes. Sending warmest ready-for-spring wishes your way.

  4. Dori, I am also amazed by your thriving daffodils. Our ground is covered with snow and some of my new bushes have been battered around by the constant extreme weather conditions. At my post I talk about the Winter Whisperings Gallery that I am creating. Your title and first daffodil photo would fit into the gallery if you can turn your prose into poetry. Are you interested?

  5. Hi there Dori. I so love the fifty shades of green bit. Wink. :) Gorgeous pictures. The poem you shared also reminded me of the Cranberries' song "and the daffodils look lovely today."

  6. Lucky, lucky you! I had tips of daffodils that got buried under a couple of little snows...but that snow will be the last to melt, I think! Thanks for all the daffodil quotes.