Thursday, May 13, 2010
Nature Notes-Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment. ~Ellis Peters
Visit Michelle at the fascinating Nature Notes Thursday to learn something interesting.
1. There is no news on Question Mark Kitty.
2. No photos posted, either. I have been either busy or sleeping since I got back from my trip.
3. Today's post is full of quotes that make me smile and they're all about springtime!
Let's start with my favorite:
It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, 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
Now let's move on to the rest. I hope you see something you enjoy.
The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
And a May day, apparently.
In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain
Mark Twain, accurate meteorologist.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana
That’s what Nature Notes is all about!
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~Henry Van Dyke
Or two months, but who’s counting?
Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
wind and rain and other sorrow,
warm today and cold tomorrow.
Spring is cruel. I prefer autumn for the steady descent into cold weather rather than the yanking back and forth of spring.
Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
It’s true that spring has more delightful garden surprises than any other season.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. ~Nadine Stair
I do not like going barefoot except in my own backyard and this sounds like a good plan.
May is a pious fraud of the almanac. ~James R. Lowell
With 4.34” of rain just this week, I like to think of May being a fraud.
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens
Don’t just blame March. It’s April and May as well.