Monday, April 21, 2014

first of spring

The first flowers of spring have finally popped up in my yard, next to the birdbath.

 In honor of the flowers of my last two posts, here's an almost haiku:

ditch flower, motel daffodil
drugstore hyacinth
in a water glass, by the bed

Today is Patriot's Day, a Massachusetts holiday, and the Boston Marathon was run safely. There was much joy, classic spring weather, and I cleaned the birdbath.

Enjoy your week!

Jen


24 comments:

  1. In honor of spring, I dug up violets from behind the old house and planted them along the walk of our new house. That's about all the spring planting I plan to do. We do live in the woods. I'm glad your spring has finally arrived.

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    1. Perfect! And violets spread beautifully.

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  2. Hello Jen:

    How lovely to think that, at long last, you are enjoying some signs of spring. Like Rubye Jack, we are much taken with yor 'almost' haiku.

    Have a good week.

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    1. Spring is extra sweet this year. I just realized that it's a dyslexic almost haiku--I was thinking 7-5-7 instead of 5-7-5.

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  3. You are a constant breath of spring my lovely friend.

    How do you clean a birdbath?

    First remove cat but then what?

    xo J

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    1. I take a bucket of water and scrub it out occasionally in the summer when it gets mucky. This was because I used it as a biirdfeeder in the winter.

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  4. Your description makes me imagine the sound of steps toward to spring,and I can feel the fragrance.

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  5. how beautiful Jen! Welcome Spring it is then :)

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  6. "April Blizzard"

    Pale crabapple blooms
    flying away, a blizzard...
    whiteness envelops.


    (wrote this yesterday as a gentle breeze was
    blowing the blooms everywhere. so glad I
    took those pix when I did! Cheers, Jen --
    Diane in Denver

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  7. Jen, that is a lovely post: a simple and beautiful blue flowers accompanied by a simple and beautiful poem.

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  8. ha, what a great post. hope you are having a great week too :)

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    1. Just living vicariously through you.

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  9. Jen.. Thought of you and your lovely city on Monday and so glad that all went well. Happy to see you have a touch of Spring and enjoyed your almost haiku!

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    1. I saw some blossoming trees today!

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  10. Your flowers are beautiful. I love that blue!

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  11. What a beautiful blue flower :)
    Greetings

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