Thursday, March 19, 2015


...standing taller after the melting of the snow.



          Lone Flower, hemmed in with snows and white as they
          But hardier far, once more I see thee bend
          Thy forehead, as if fearful to offend,
          Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day,
          Storms, sallying from the mountain-tops, waylay
          The rising sun, and on the plains descend;
          Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a friend
          Whose zeal outruns his promise! 
Blue-eyed May
          Shall soon behold this border thickly set
          With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing                
          On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers;
          Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,
          Chaste Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring,
          And pensive monitor of fleeting years!
         ~William Wordsworth, 1819 


  1. Perfect beauty -- snowdrops and Wordsworth! P. x

  2. All have just about gone over here, so nice to see yours.

  3. Beautiful post! I love the picture and the poem. I wish we had now drops around here, but I have never seen them. My daffodils and hyacinth are blooming now!

  4. Snowdrops are blooming here in S. Wisconsin now, too. The Crocuses are emerging and should bloom soon, too. Love this time of year. Lovely Snowdrops and Wordsworth poem. :)

  5. Lovely to see snowdrops...mine are still hiding under the snow...


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