Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day Seventy Eight 2013

Come, gentle Spring! ethereal Mildness! come.
~ James Thomson


And all about, the softening air
Of new-born sweetness tells,
And the ungathered Mayflowers wear
The tint of ocean shells.
The old, assuring miracle:
is fresh as heretofore:
And earth takes up its parable of life from death once more.
~ Whittier

[We’re in the final hours of winter. Finally. Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 7:02 A.M. (EDT) on March 20, 2013 in the Northern Hemisphere. Today was a beautiful sunny blue sky spring like day, this last day of winter. But we all know ‘Mother Nature’ doesn’t pay much attention to dates on the calendar when it comes to the weather. So, for what it’s worth, goodbye winter!]


Ann S. said...

I love the macro shots, sis! Beautiful! Cannot wait for spring to get here! As we all know, it takes time, especially in Tennessee where the weather changes every 30 minutes :0)

Jane said...

Beautiful pictures that look like Spring- just waiting for the temperature to catch up! :) Nice post!

Kelly said...

Spring shows up the week before Spring then goes back on vacation for two or so weeks. Can't wait til her return! Burr. Pretty pics!!