Wednesday, March 05, 2008


" If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. "

~ Anne Bradstreet
((British poet, 1612-1672)

~ 'Beautiful adversity'

~ 'Welcome prosperity'


Carol Soules said...

Ahhhhh..the wonderful, amazing contrast. Hard to believe. I can't wait to be knocked over with the aroma of the trees abloom, even if I do have to double up on the allergy meds!

joey said...

Always a delight to hear from you, Carol ;)

Ki said...

Exquisite photo of the beautiful magnolia and flowering quince beyond, contrasted to the rough bark of the tree in the foreground. We haven't had much snow this year which I'm thankful for so your tree and figurative medallion covered in snow would have been a rare sight.

joey said...

Hi Ki! Thanks for the kind words (I have many more snow pictures posted). I really don't want to write about snow (we have been 'hogs', having more than our share ~ a gift for the garden) but we woke to 6-8 inches yesterday and a HUGE front is storming across the country, heading our way for the weekend. Wished you lived near ... I would shovel some your way ;)

GMG said...

Lovely post! Spring is definitely arriving... Those roses are stunning!

joey said...

Thanks gmg ... now I must 'Blogtrot' over and see what is happening in 'your neck of the woods' ;)