696. Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth… ~Bernard Barton

Listen, can you hear it?
Spring’s sweet cantata.
The strains of grass pushing up.
The song of buds swelling on the vine.
The tender timpani of a baby robin’s heart.
~Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider


In the glow of the dawn,
Welcome a new day,
Greet the golden sunlight or rain,
Nature in all its subtlety.
Whip of the wind,
Earth unfolds,
Softly falling rain,
Growing plants and buds blossoming.
Visions of the earth, with glories of nature,
Beauty of the daffodils,
Sunshine and rain from a rainbow,
Awe! Nature in full bloom.
~Blanche Black

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. ~Isaiah 35:1-2 ✝

And so spring begins in my small nook of earth with a smattering of roses and a new piece of yard art.  I took this photo early this morning of a portion of the north quadrant of my back yard.

21 thoughts on “696. Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth… ~Bernard Barton

  1. Is that the birdhouse you were telling me about last year? I love it, and yes I am hearing that spring cantata all day today. Even now with the sun going down the birds are singing loudly. Love, V

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  2. I love the new “yard art”!!!–is it a grandchild product, or some other bird loving artist?? The yard is looking great—looks like full time late Spring, early Summer—I’m just so happy it’s Spring—we’re set to have record highs tomorrow, almost 90—this early in April—crazy!!!!
    off to Dad’s again—-hugs and love—Julie

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    • Thanks, I do too even though I paid way too much for it. It’s done by an artist. I’ve been seeing them for a couple of years and really wanted one. Then this year, I said what the heck and bought it. James is not overly fond of it, but I love the thing especially now that the garden is growing again. I got it in Janauary and it looked kind of pitiful out there with all the dead stuff around it. We’re having some warmish days too but thankfully it’s still cooling off at night. I want to hold off the dreadful summer heat as long as possible!
      I hope things go well with your dad et al this week. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤


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