April 24th, 2011
Daffodil time in the Garden
A few red tulips
Some fading Hellebores
The vibrant peony stalks
and the perennial alyssum on the verge
of glorious yellow blooms.
Some visitors to the garden...
Still waiting for the hummingbirds and the orioles
their feeders hang in the curly willow with a welcome sign....
Everything has been watered, - the cutch grass has been engaged in a couple of skirmishes
Tomorrow the cloudy skies return
but the garden flourishes despite inclement weather
and a late and fickle spring.
Ah, who will tell me, in these leaden days,
Why the sweet Spring delays,
And where she hides - the dear desire
Of every heart that longs
For bloom, and fragrance, and the ruby fire
of Maple buds along the misty hills
and that immortal call that fills
the waiting woods with song?