652. Was it the smile of early spring that made my bosom glow…was it some feeling of delight, all vague and undefined? ~Anne Brontë

From December to March,
there are for many of us three gardens:
the garden outdoors, the garden of
pots and bowls in the house, and
the garden of the mind’s eye.
~Katherine S. White

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In winter’s cold and sparkling snow,
The garden in my mind does grow.
I look outside to blinding white,
And see my tulips blooming bright.
And over there a sweet carnation,
Softly scents my imagination.

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On this cold and freezing day,
The Russian sage does gently sway,
And miniature roses perfume the air,
I can see them blooming there.
Though days are short, my vision’s clear.
And through the snow, the buds appear.


In my mind, clematis climbs,
And morning glories do entwine.
Woodland phlox and scarlet pinks,
Replace the frost, if I just blink.
My inner eye sees past the snow.
And in my mind, my garden grows.
~Cynthia Adams

You (God) have set the borders of the earth; You have made summer and winter. ~Psalm 74:17   ✝

29 thoughts on “652. Was it the smile of early spring that made my bosom glow…was it some feeling of delight, all vague and undefined? ~Anne Brontë

  1. stunning…glowing and full of delight—I may not get that sense here from being outside or peering out my window, as it seems we will only have cold grey rains yet your words and images give me the hope of anticipation. . .heres to the dreams of warmer brighter days—love to you Natalie—-chilly dull cookie 🙂

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    • It seems that’s what we’re in for for the next few days too. It was cold and grey most of the day and now they’re predicting a wintry/mix for the next several days. Normally I’d be thrilled about that but I hate that the things that have started blooming are going to get nipped in the bud, as it were. Oh well, such is life in north central Texas. I pray you get some sunshine and warmth very soon. Love and hugs, N ❤ 🙂


    • Charlie, I’m sorry I’m so late in responding to your comment here. For some strange reason your comment went into my spam folder and I only check that every so often. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Blessings, Natalie 🙂


  2. It’s such a delight to read all the depth in the poetry
    & so refreshing to see all the pictures that you put along with them. I’m so happy & feel so blessed to
    Know people like you through this blog world Natalie.
    Loved it!
    Thanks for sharing all that you do.

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  3. When I look at those photos of the flowers it just amazes me. I loved the poetry, too. I used to do that myself. I would look at all of the different flowers in books about flower gardens, and nursery catalogs, and then close my eyes, and imagine what my yard might look like.

    Thank you for sharing this.


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