Ready for Some Color?

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All this winter drab is making me crave color. Spring color, bright color, color that is bold, color that is muted. Any color, all color.

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Let’s all think of spring with azaleas blooming, a true hallmark of the American south, dotting the landscape and tucked with the trees. These beauties decorate the landscape.

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Let’s all hope for a light spring shower to sprinkle the garden with the essence of life. Cherry blossoms promising sweet fruit during the summer.

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With daffodils and tulips sharing their delicate nature and light scents.

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Lady Jane’s with their candy stripes looking good enough to eat.

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These beauties brighten our day as the sun shines high above to warm the earth.

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And our path through life guided by the sweet smell of the lilacs. Spring is a time for renewal, a time to refreshen the spirit after a cold and dreary winter.

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I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
~William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” 1804

40 thoughts on “Ready for Some Color?

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  3. Love the first dogwood and last lilac. I miss dogwood in England (well and Vietnam now for that matter!) – they have non ornamental cornus everywhere but not the large flowered small treed dogwood.

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