Thursday, March 29, 2012

Classic Spring Beauties

When daffodils start to dot the landscape with hues of yellow and white, one knows Spring is close at hand.  As noted in my first post, with March's unusually warm temperatures in Iowa, much of the outdoors looks more like April or May.  Along with the daffodils, other early bloomers, including hyacinths, crocuses and tulips, have also emerged and sprinkled delightful colors amid the green grass and blossoming shrubs.

Along with the photos, this Wordsworth poem also depicts a common scene associated with the coming of warmer weather and sunny days.

"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."

              --Wordsworth, "The Daffodills"


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