Sunday, April 10, 2011

RUSTLE OF SPRING (Spring Fever)

It's spring fever....
You don't quite know what it is you DO want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

~ Mark Twain




"All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar."

~ Helen Hayes


24 comments:

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Beatuful images Joey.

I particularly like the new growth on Ferns, I reckon they're at their best in Spring.

garden girl said...

Wow Joey - so much bloom! Can't wait for our Virginia bluebells to pop here - after three years of waiting, they're finally about to bloom.

What gorgeous photos! Happy Spring!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Lovely! Yellow is so cheery after a long, dreary winter. But, all of your blossoms are just gorgeous. Oh, and that Twain quote? Perfect! :)

joey said...

Unfurling ferns, my favorite too, Rob. Joyful wishes for another stunning spring.

Thank you, dear Linda. In the 'Rustle of Spring', this is all about to pop!

Thanks Kate ... I love Twain's quote too!

Msrobin said...

It looks like spring has finally arrived full force Joey, I think we made it!

Gail said...

Two fantastic quotes followed by a delicious slide show! Even the dandelion looks wonderful. Happiest of Springs to you dear Joey. gail

Kala said...

Lovely spring images Joey. It's finally sprung!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Beautiful, beautiful slide show, music and poetry! It is amazing how much is going on in spring all at once right before our eyes.

Eileen

Rose said...

I just opened the window in my office, and the chattering of birds this morning provided the perfect backdrop to the lovely music and images of your slide show. A gorgeous tribute to spring, Joey--it does make your heart ache with joy!

joey said...

Not quite there yet, Robin, but getting there! If this lovely weather continues, it won't be long! Once shadblow and forsythia bloom, my garden will explode!

And a delicious spring to you, dear Gail. Thank you, dear friend.

Thanks, Kala. Enjoy the gift:)

Thank you, Eileen. Almost but not quite there yet! If this awesome weather continues, it won't be long.

Thank you, dear Rose. How lovely. Let's savor this awesome time of year ... we have waited long for the rustle of spring!

Roni said...

Well hello from another Ho Hum housewife.:) What a beautiful feast for the eyes, your blog is! I look forward to getting to know you. Thank you for stopping by today!:)

Rosey said...

That quote by Helen is EXACTLY how I am. I really do dream of my garden in the winter.
Lovely slideshow! Well done.

tina said...

I love that last quote so much. Your video is lovely. I am especially awed by the beautiful blues.

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

great quote on spring time energy...so true.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Love the video Joey! All the flowers are gorgeous, especially the Trilliums, and the Magnolia blossoms! Although, my personal favorite...the dandelion, but that's because the bees seem to love them here, and we usually have no shortage of them ;)

kcjewel said...

Lovely thoughts and video... you have almost the same blooms as I do right now. It's a beautiful time of year... my favorite. I love watching new life. :)

joey said...

Welcome, Roni, and thank you. It's fun to connect. FYI ~ Much older than you, I am the ORIGINAL 'Ho-Hum Housewife' but don't mind sharing the title :)

Thank you, Rosey. In the dirt for the first time this weekend, my spirits are soaring!

Energized here, DGD! Hope you are too :)

I love spring blues too, Tina. Thank you, fun friend. Happy April :)



Thanks dear Clare. All above is waiting to happen ... forsythia/shadblow still swelling and then ... BANG ... all is about to BURST!

joey said...

Spring is the best, Jewel! Happy garden thoughts and wishes for a stunning spring.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Joey, I know everyone else has said "lovely," but I add my voice to the rest. What a beautiful tribute to spring my friend. I'm so glad it found you.~~Dee

joey said...

Thank you, dear Dee. I'm honored. We enjoy so many of the same things ... and though spring is lovely, you are a 'year-round' gift!

Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...

Joey, All my favorite flowers accompanied by beautiful music--what a treat. Carolyn

joey said...

Thank you, dear Carolyn ... a 'shade garden Queen'! It's been a joy connecting :)

Nutty Gnome said...

Wonderful Joey luv, just wonderful! :)

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Joey, you are the queen of beautiful collages. Your garden is popping with spring beauties and you've captured them so well. Putting them into a slide show makes them even more special;-) Happy Spring. So glad it's come your way!