Spring Quotes

I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous

Sunday, April 11th, 2010
purshia - cliffrose

Because of its clouds of flowers the cliffrose is the showiest plant in canyon county, but the most beautiful individual flower, most people would agree, is that of the cacti: the prickly pear, the hedgehog, the fishhook. Merely opinion, of course. But the various cactus flowers have earned the distinction claimed for them on the basis of their size, their delicacy, their brilliance, and their transcience – they bloom…

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Proud pied April, dressed in all his trim, hath put a spirit of youth in every thing

Monday, April 5th, 2010
Spring flowers

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leapt with him…

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It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
sunset

We had our pea-coats with us, and I took a bag. Of all my worldly possessions I took no more than the few necessaries that filled the bag. Where I might go. what I might do, or when I might return, were questions utterly unknown to me; nor did I vex my mind with them, for it was wholly set on…

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