Spring Thoughts

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For the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers are springing up and the time of the singing of birds has come. Yes, spring is here. The leaves are coming out, and the grapevines are in blossom. How delicious they smell! Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. – Song of Solomon 2:11-13

Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. – Henry Van Dyke

The earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. – G K Chesterson, Orthodoxy

 

Happy Spring!!

Ok, so March is fickle – at least here in Kansas. One day it’s in the 70’s, the next day it’s snowing. A foot. Followed by a tornado. But beautiful weather all the time would be boring, right?

Even though the weather outside might be frightful, today IS the first day of spring, so here are some pictures of what’s right around the corner when it’s cherry blossom season in DC . . .

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