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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

hello April ...

walks with Archer x
Robin serenades
morning meditation in the garden
basking in the sunshine
visits to the nursery for ranunculus and smiling every time I see them
remembering how the garden bunnies love them
and nibble off the flowers leaving nothing but stems
fruit and nut mix for the squirrels
sparrow love
bringing bird seed with me
and sprinkling some in my hand
walking through the trails
and waiting... it doesn't take long...
black capped chickadees begin to  land on my outstretched hand
... some take a seed and fly away... others sit and eat from my hand
treats left by walkers before me
today has seen a mixture of rain and snow
and heavy, heavy winds
finding bits of suet amongst the leaves
"Hark, I hear a robin calling!
List, the wind is from the south!
And the orchard-bloom is falling
Sweet as kisses on the mouth.

In the dreamy vale of beeches
Fair and faint is woven mist,
And the river's orient reaches
Are the palest amethyst.

Every limpid brook is singing
Of the lure of April days;
Every piney glen is ringing
With the maddest roundelays.

Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills."
-  Lucy Maud Montgomery, Spring Song


Lisa Greenbow said...

Love the poem and the pictures of your animal friends. Happy April...

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos and post . I love walking in our woods to so soothing and relaxing . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Blondie's Journal said...

Extraordinary pics as always, Deb. Archer never seems to slow down! Just love him!


Deb said...

thank you Lisa ~ happy April to you too!

Deb said...

hello Elaine ~ enjoy your woodland walks. Wishing you a wonderful weekend as well {part of my plans are heading to the woods with Archer :-D}

Deb said...

hi Jane ~ thank you so much! Archer is in his element in the woods and yes, it brings the puppy out in him :-D ... off leash and wide open spaces ... bliss. Have a wonderful weekend friend x