Flashback Thursday, March 29, 2012 – We had a little rain today and you can see the droplets on this leaf.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 – Today was overcast and windy and I took photos of my neighbor’s grape hyacinth, fresh opening Oregon grape at my place, and a couple of daffodils with a funny bunny metal sculpture by my neighbor’s Buddha.
Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
~Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers
…Thus in each flower and simple bell,
That in our path untrodden lie,
Are sweet remembrancers who tell
How fast the winged moments fly.
Time will steal on with ceaseless pace,
Yet lose we not the fleeting hours,
Who still their fairy footsteps trace,
As light they dance among the flowers.
~Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806), “The Horologe of the Fields” Addressed to a Young Lady, on seeing at the House of an Acquaintance a magnificent French Timepiece, published 1807