Sunshine. Birds. Flowers. Frogspawn.
Heat. Music. Beauty. New Life.
Wake Up. And feel The Spring.
Those are the signs that tell me that spring has arrived into my garden here in England. I’ve been travelling quite a bit lately and it was great to take a breather and discover what Mother Earth had already brought out. Come and look into my garden, and then take a journey to the gardens near you and see what you can discover. Feel the arrival of Spring!
There is a poem of spring that I love by William Shakespeare, called – what else than Spring, of course! It’s also made into a beautiful song that my daughter just sang in her school concert called ‘When Daisies Pied’.
When daisies pied and violets blueAnd lady-smocks all silver-whiteAnd cuckoo-buds of yellow hueDo paint the meadows with delight,The cuckoo then, on every tree,Mocks married men; for thus sings he,Cuckoo;Cuckoo, cuckoo: Oh word of fear,Unpleasing to a married ear!
When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,And merry larks are plowmen’s clocks,When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,And maidens bleach their summer smocks,The cuckoo then, on every tree,Mocks married men; for thus sings he,Cuckoo;Cuckoo, cuckoo: Oh word of fear,Unpleasing to a married ear!