“The spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room, with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I have been reading posts from my northern friends, seeing happy signs of spring after a long and cold winter. Since it’s already getting into the 90s here in Houston and approaching the time of year when I can’t go outside much, I was envious of them and I was thinking I wouldn’t get to experience first-hand that excited feeling of new sprouts emerging from dormancy. BUT…
… our Agapanthus is about to bloom! Out of maybe 20 of these, 3 have these long shoots of pre-flowering expectation. I saw this one from my bathroom window, gasped, and couldn’t wait to get outside to see it myself.
“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” ~ Neltje Blanchan
“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke