If you like affection, one in three squirrels makes an excellent companion. – Bernhardt GoetzHappy Wednesday!
Growing up, I liked to look at my Mom had a Golden Book of Poetry. My favourite poem was this one:
Mud is very nice to feel
All squishy squashy between the toes.
I’d rather wade in wiggly mud
Than smell a yellow rose.
Nobody else but the rosebush knows
How nice mud feels
Between the toes.
– Polly Chase Boyden
While this little guy doesn’t resemble a blond pig-tailed girl with rosy cheeks in a pink sundress, I think he shares her sentiment. Cool, sticky mud between the toes.
Dad noticed him and knocked on the window. I had to creep into my Mom’s garden, barefoot and still wearing my nightshirt, to take pics, so I got to enjoy the mud too! 🙂
It’s supposed to rain today. I wonder if anyone else will play in the mud?
The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom. – Henry Mitchell, American Garden writer “Earthman”, 1924-1963
These may not be my best photos of flowers, but it one of my favourite flowers and they are in bloom right now! And what better way to appreciate them than to pass the time admiring them, both through a lens and with the naked eye. They’ve always reminded me of ball gowns, and what girly-girl doesn’t love an over-the-top sparkly, ruffled confection?
It’s only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. – Margaret Wander Bonnano
He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.” – Rudyard Kipling
The smell of moist earth and lilacs hung in the air like wisps of the past and hints of the future. – Margaret Miller
A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars. –
Nature invites us to experience it with all of our senses, including our sense of touch. Silky and smooth, hard and rough, hot or cold, fluffy, furry or fuzzy. Well, maybe not everything should be touched – poison ivy and bumblebees, for example. Even isolated at home, there are wonders in nature to be savoured, if you take the time to look for them.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland
Moss is popular for her unusual beauty, but what distinguishes her is that she is accessible and down to earth. – Rita Clifton
Green moss shines there with ice encased; The long grass bends its spear-like form; And lovely is the silvery scene When faint the sun-beams smile. –Robert Southey
This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, stand like druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace…
I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me they seem modest grace itself, only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking the sun or anything else above them in the face.”