Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Praise the yellow bell bush
ringing a song in dawn breeze,
the woods alive with wildflowers,
white-tailed deer leaping over fences.

Praise to the heavenly scent
of fresh-turned dirt,
sowing seeds in the garden,
bringing hope, a new life.

Praise to the bluebird
gathering twigs for a nest,
sheep clouds flocking
cobalt skies above Cherry Mountain.

Praise to the spring morning,
the tickle of fresh green grass
against bare feet. Bradford
pear trees offering ice-cream cones.

The Bradford pear trees are blooming here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  They are beautiful and look like snow shimmering on the mountaintops and along the country lanes.  It's beginning to look a lot like spring!


Susie Swanson said...

You captured it so well Brenda.. I love it.. The beauty is everywhere, my favorite time of year.. Hope all is well with you and your mother.

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---amazing that you have so much spring now.. We still don't have much here. BUT--it's still pretty cold. However, they say it is going to warm up this weekend. Yeah!!!!

Great photos.

Daisy said...

This is a beautiful poem and gorgeous photos, Brenda. I love seeing the blooms of spring. It's a little early for them here, but soon it will be time.

Wendy said...

Beautiful pictures and poetry!

Blessings ~ Wendy

Muddling Through said...

Oh, YAY! I'm so happy for you that Spring has danced into your part of the world. Your photos are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Janet, said...

I love the way you capture the moment with your words. We don't have any trees blooming here yet. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of warm weather.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda and thank you for sharing this lovely poem and spring photos. Blessings to you!

Carol Kilgore said...

We have a row of Bradford Pears at the entrance to our subdivision. They bloomed here a few weeks ago. So beautiful!

Nancy Simpson said...

Beautiful poem, Brenda.

lil red hen said...

I think you tickled all five senses with this wonderful poem! Not much has bloomed here yet, only buttercups and I have one red tulip.

Paula said...

This was beautiful, Brenda~ the pear trees are just starting to bloom here and from a distance they look like they are covered in snow! (Yikes, did I say snow? *haha*)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

All of the blooms are lovely! I love the tulip on your header!

Joan Ellen Gage said...

Loved that "tickle of fresh green grass", Brenda!

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