"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt
By: Proserpina, 1:45 PM GMT op 01 juli 2015
Paul Revere's Ride
by Henry W. Longfellow
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town tonight,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower, ...
Updated: 4:24 PM GMT op 28 juli 2015
By: Proserpina, 4:10 PM GMT op 02 juni 2015
JUNE IS FOR HYDRANGEAS
April is showers, May is Roses and flowers in general, and June? For me June is Hydrangeas and Daylilies. This year, right on cue, my Hydrangeas started to unfurl their petals on June 1!
According to Wikipedia, Hydrangea (or Hortensia) is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and the Americas. Most are shrubs...
Updated: 1:00 AM GMT op 25 juni 2015
By: Proserpina, 6:30 PM GMT op 01 mei 2015
- Joyce Kilmer
The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,
But not of war it sings to-day.
The road is rhythmic with the feet
Of men-at-arms who come to pray.
The roses blossom white and red
On tombs where weary soldiers lie;
Flags wave above the honored dead
And martial music cleaves the sky.
Above their wreath-strewn graves we kneel,
They kept the faith and fought the fight...
Updated: 1:00 AM GMT op 31 mei 2015
By: Proserpina, 2:08 PM GMT op 01 april 2015
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
- William Shakespeare
The Spring, 1630
"Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
Updated: 6:15 PM GMT op 22 april 2015
By: Proserpina, 3:27 PM GMT op 07 maart 2015
March has come in like a lion but will it go out like a lamb? So far March has brought us snow and more snow, cold winds, and ice. The little critters who live in my yard and surrounding areas are hungry and cold. Many come to my deck for food and fight over the feeding bird stations. Survival is their immediate need.
I am declaring my blog as the March Squirrel and Bird month! Photographically speaking! Or poetically! Or.......
Updated: 6:14 PM GMT op 26 maart 2015