I KNOW I’m not the only one longing for springtime temperatures and an end to the seemingly eternal winter that has descended upon a large part of the country! On one of our all too fleeting warm days last week, I even noticed the tiniest bit of a daffodil trying to peek through the ground. I wish I could tell it that as much as I’m longing to see it, there are too many frosty mornings in the very near future for it to attempt popping up quite yet! Until the wintry weather finally leaves us and I can enjoy my fresh flowers once again, I’ll take solace in the photos from last spring and look forward to seeing those blossoming beauties once again when Old Man Winter finally decides to pack his bags and hit the road! In the meantime, here are a few quotes to give us hope:
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb
Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn”
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~Hal Borland
Where man sees but withered leaves,
God sees sweet flowers growing.