April 1, 2008

GARDEN BLOGGERS' MUSE DAY



When the April wind wakes the call of the soil,

I hold the plough as my only hold upon the earth,

And, as I follow through the fresh and fragrant furrow,

I am planted with every footstep ;

growing, budding, blooming,

into a spirit of Spring.


-Dallas Love Sharp

31 comments:

  1. This Spring

    The birds won't sing,

    The flowers won't bud,

    There'll be no rain or mud.

    Grass won't turn green,

    Toads won't be seen,

    Ice won't melt on stream or pool

    April Fool!

    (By Carolyn Sue Peterson)

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  2. What a beautiful photo! And I'm counting on the sentiments of the poem to ring true! :) Your photo truly captures "the spirit of spring". Lovely.

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  3. Very funny, Eva and you're the first to fool me :)

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  4. Thanks for visiting, Nancy. Are you posting poetry today ? If so let me know so that I can direct some traffic there.

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  5. I've just posted for Muse Day. We've anticipated Spring for so long, it's wonderful to be watching its arrival in the shape of green growing plants in our gardens! http://yardisgreen.blogspot.com/2008/04/spring-is.html

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  6. Hello. Our GBMD post is up. Last week we got snow twice, sleet, hail and thunder. It's incredibly rare that we get thunder. We're in serious need of some spring spirit around here!

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  7. just lovely Carolyn - the photo and the poem.

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  8. Thanks Shady Gardener. Great poem.

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  9. WWW-thank you for joining our poetry circle. Love Longfellow !

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  10. Hi Lintys,

    Come join us ! Thanks for visiting.

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  11. Beautiful poem! Thanks for posting it.

    I've posted a nursery rhyme over here: www.pleasanthillramblings.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Your photo & poem both capture the feeling of April so well. My muse post expresses my feelings about the ending of this horrible winter.

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  13. Happy GBMD to you Carolyn; I finally got my post up and now I gotta go get the squirrel out of the bird feeder before my cats go through the window.

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  14. So great. And I was just as happy to welcome in April this morning. It may be rainy, dank, and dreary but you know what, it's still april and with the rain and dampness comes beauty, colours and life... Shine on!

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  15. Very nice rhyme, J. Thanks for joining us this month.

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  16. Hi MMD,

    Thanks for the lovely poem. I didn't know that 'Skunk Cabbage ' was the state flower? It used to be the marigold.

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  17. Very humorous as usual, Jodi. Thanks for your contribution.

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  18. Thank you tab photographic. What a beautiful thought.

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  19. Hello,yourblogis wonderful,myfavorites,Gardens,flowers,andwhere you live Chicago,just wonderful thanksJoann

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  20. Hi Joann and welcome to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago. Sounds like you've visited the windy city before ?

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  21. what a beautiful picture...

    my contribution to GBMD is here
    Ewa in the Garden: Garden Bloggers' Muse Day - April#links

    Greetings,

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  23. Hi Ewa,

    Thanks for joining our poetry circle for April.

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  24. ah, shucks, I forgot about muse day! Where is my brain??? ENjoyed seeing yours !

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  25. Hi Joyce,

    I'll look around, maybe you left it here in Chicago :)

    Thanks for dropping by.

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  26. Girl, I only now realized I'd forgotten my muse day post. It will be up tomorrow. Thanks for yours. I love the photo.~~Dee

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  27. Thanks, Dee. Better late than never :) I'll be over to visit you tomorrow.

    The photo is of an angel ornament hanging on my fence.

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