A Quote and a Question

Hoar Frost


“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”

Eleanora Duse


What simple bits of nature are bringing your powers of joy to the fore?


8 thoughts on “A Quote and a Question

  1. Stacey says:

    I have the same quote on my desktop wallpaper, courtesy of Real Simple Magazine. I think I downloaded mine years ago. But it seemed like the right thing for this time of year.
    Today is exceptionally beautiful. It’s crisp, bright and clear, with a chill in the air, but the air feels so clean. There are gorgeous views of the mountains and in So Cal this is a rarity.
    Here’s to Spring and serendipity.

  2. Barbara Rall says:

    I spent the week of 2/23 to 3/3 in Portland, OR, visiting my twin grands. Even though Portland is way north of sunny FL where I am spending the winter, it was much more springlike. There were daffodils in bloom and the cherry trees were flowering. I took my two year old grands for walks and they enjoyed identifying the colors of the crocuses. The best was when my granddaughter stood in front of a massed planting of daffodils, some open, some ready to open and said, “I’ll just wait here until they pop.”

  3. aubree says:

    the ridiculous optimism of the tulips in the yard–it is no where near to safe for them to bloom, and yet here they are, poking their little green heads up from under the mulch. makes me think I can be a little more optimistic too…

  4. bonnie says:

    just came back from a weekend in north wilwood NJ and the walks on the beach were something to be had. sun shining, seagulls overhead, sand and crisp salty air! 🙂

  5. Mrs. A says:

    For me it’s something in the air – that hint of warm mixed with brighter sunshine. It’s funny how the sun seems to suddenly switch to ‘spring’ while the rest of the world is still at ‘winter’. It makes you wear spring coats and runners while there’s still snow on the ground. Then, while the world melts to catch up with the sun, you wonder if it would be too early to take the kayak out…

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