Sunday, 22 February 2009

Spring Has Sprung



My birthday is on the first day of Spring. I was serenaded each teenage birthday, causing typical youthful embarrassment, by my Dad singing Harry Secombe’s ‘If I ruled the world, ev'ry day would be the first day of spring, ...’ in his sweetheart tenor voice, oh, how I miss it now. Nick and Dan once made me a fabulous birthday card, the surface made of Astroturf with carefully wrought springs bobbing up and down with paper birds, inside this verse,
Spring has sprung
The grass has ris
I wonder were those birdies is
Some say the birds are on the wing
but that’s absurd
the wing is on the bird.
There is something so glorious about receiving a card, hand crafted, just for you… and clever to boot!
This weekend I feel Spring is nearly here, it gladdens the heart. There are snowdrops under the apple trees and my neighbour’s orchard is festooned with crocuses. I read long ago, that one is most happy and content at the same time of year when one was born. Maybe that’s why Nick wants to grow grapes for the harvest time, his birthday, and I’m transported by a simple vase of daffodils?

6 comments:

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

One more week and it's March!

Lovely photos by the way.

flowrgirl1 said...

What lovely gardens in the photos. i wish i was a spring baby! I was born Dec. 31st. Smack dab in the middle of cruddy winter!

Woodland Fay said...

Rob Thanks for popping in. Lovely comments. Will be staying tuned to your blog.
Flowergirl1 lovely to hear from you. A birthday on New Year's Eve, sounds great, the whole world celebrating with you! Many Regards

amanda said...

*sigh* still snow covered here. i won't see blossoms for another couple months... i can wait though, it'll be magic when it happens. :)

Red Clover said...

Oh, Oh, Oh! Those pictures are so beautiful!!! It seems we are just a little behind you weather wise. That should be us in a few more weeks (granted the snow stays in the mountains). What kind of flowers are those hovering under the trees? Sigh. So beautiful. Happy Birthday! Spring time birthdays are so nice.

Woodland Fay said...

-amanda I love snow. I've sent spring your way and the wind is blowing so strongly here, it should be with you soon;-)
-Red Clover thanks! I love your comments. More spring signs very day. Off to Paris for my birthday.