1356. The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within. ~William C. Bryant

yellow jasmine and
daffodils too have I seen
springtime harbingers

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poppy progeny
grows where seeds fell from dried pods
as summer drew nigh

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tulip foliage
as well as anemones
break ground ‘neath the oak

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new leaves appear on
roses that survived the first
hard, too early freeze

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This is what the Lord says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat…” ~Excerpted passage from Isaiah 18:4  ✝

**All but two images taken by Natalie; collages created by Natalie; haikus written by Natalie

9 thoughts on “1356. The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within. ~William C. Bryant

  1. I looked up that verse Natalie but I think you missed out a one – I found it in Isaiah 18 rather than Isaiah 8. I can’t remember reading that verse before but I must have done. It is beautiful, and reminds me how the Father is quietly but constantly watching over His children. Thank you. David

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  2. when I think of these early spring days—with things like crocuses and tulips being those first brave rays of hope and color daring to venture forth…I am reminded that that in Holland, during the Nazi occupation, the Dutch who pride themselves on their tulips, had to dig up all the bulbs, eating them as a means of survival…so we should never take for granted the joy of looking out over those first signs of Spring with the emerging new growth and color—but know that God will provide for us in all seasons….

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