The wild daffodils are like icy lemon bells
In the shadowed places of the woods.
Yes – it’s been a cold April!
They glitter in the sunlight
Showing off their cold diamonds.
Later on in my walk,
I come across so many gold and lemon
Sparkles as the sun bounces of the ice on a fence.
(No editing needed here – these are all nature’s own sparkles.)
And finally, Simmie ‘hides’ on the path,
Hoping to pounce out at Ruby as she passes by.
(He’s a silly boy!)
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Before summer got into full swing over here,
Simson and I went out one early, dewy morning
To enjoy the happy suns of daffodils;
On purple baubles
And the vibrant splash
Of sunny silken petal.
It was hard work for Simson to lie still
And watch me —
Just look at the concentration on his face!
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On my last trip to Sussex, I visited the ancient village of Ditchling with my sister and her husband.
We started off with the historic church dating back to the 1100s.
My eye was drawn to this old cross in the graveyard.
(You can see my sister in the background patiently waiting for us to finish taking photos.)
The graveyard had a magnificent magnolia tree
With fuzzy buds about to burst into bloom.
From the church, you get a good view of the timbered old manor house
That Henry VIII gave to Anne of Cleves.
No village is complete
Without its bright red letter box …
And no English spring complete
Without its gardens full of daffodils.
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Don’t worry about Oscar while I’m away.
He’ll be enjoying life with friends.
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Spring sent me a bouquet of tulips
As a reminder that rays of beauty
Are also important in this modern world
Or in the words of Basho:
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
Spring also sent me a wonderful reminder
To stop, to wonder
And to take the time to smell the flowers.
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