“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”~ Spring Quotes & Images


We experienced a glorious Easter weekend, and the week preceding it as well, with heavenly blue skies, fresh green carpeting fields and meadows,  new leaves coloring the wooded hills in all their many hues, and everywhere blossoming trees and flowers.  Daughter Elise had her camera with her and here’s our latest tribute to spring. (*Flowering crab apple)

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”
― Millard KaufmanBowl of Cherries

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

― Pablo Neruda

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
― A.A. MilneWhen We Were Very Young

(*Niece Cailin below hunting Easter Eggs)

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest HemingwayA Moveable Feast

“It was in the spring that Josephine and I had first loved each other, or, at least, had first come into the full knowledge that we loved. I think that we must have loved each other all our lives, and that each succeeding spring was a word in the revelation of that love, not to be understood until, in the fullness of time, the whole sentence was written out in that most beautiful of all beautiful springs.”
― L.M. MontgomeryFurther Chronicles of Avonlea

“It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: ‘there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress – what did I know – until now?”
― Unica Zürn

“The alchemist was dazed and dumbfounded, as the true meaning of the magic was revealed: *The dead will rise from glade to glen and ancient will be young again*. The dead had, after all, risen. From dead and dry things there was growth, and new life everywhere. And the endlessly long winter had at last turned to spring.
From life to death and back again to life. It was indeed the greatest magic in the world.”
― Lauren Oliver

(*Grady, my daughter Alison’s  Soft-coated Wheaton terrier enjoying the spring day with the family)

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan

“Something in the air this morning made me feel like flying. . . ”

Spring Flight”
― Eileen Granfors

“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”
― John Galsworthy

“When the groundhog casts his shadow
And the small birds sing
And the pussywillows happen
And the sun shines warm
And when the peepers peep
Then it is Spring”
― Margaret Wise Brown

“When you paint Spring, do not paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots, but just paint Spring. To paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots is to paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots – it is not yet painting Spring.”  ― Dōgen

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”  ~William Shakespeare

“sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love

(all the merry little birds are
flying in the floating in the
very spirits singing in
are winging in the blossoming)

lovers go and lovers come
awandering awondering
but any two are perfectly
alone there’s nobody else alive

(such a sky and such a sun
i never knew and neither did you
and everybody never breathed
quite so many kinds of yes)

not a tree can count his leaves
each herself by opening
but shining who by thousands mean
only one amazing thing

(secretly adoring shyly
tiny winging darting floating
merry in the blossoming
always joyful selves are singing)

sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love”
― E.E. Cummings

*Images from our garden, farm, and my parent’s by daughter Elise. *Grandbaby Chloe taking part in the Easter egg hunt.

4 responses to ““April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”~ Spring Quotes & Images

  1. My favorite thing about spring is watching the flowers coming up. And I always know it’s spring here when I see my first robin. We have a bunny whom lives under our home. Love seeing him out early in the morning. Beautiful pictures Beth.
    Sue B

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  2. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and poetry to usher in a new Primavera ❤

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