Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SAYING GOODBYE TO WINTER ~ VERNAL EQUINOX

"Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!"

~ Sitting Bull



Vernal Equinox
(Hubbard Lake, MI)


For lo, the winter is past,

the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of singing has come
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise my love, my fair one,
and come away.

~ The Song of Solomon, 2:11-13

11 comments:

imac said...

Oh - just wonderful

Ann said...

Joey,

It won't be long now until the weather turns!!!

Such a nasty cold day today so I'm browsing around on the internet looking for a recipe for corned beef hash with leftovers from St Pat's Day. Remembered you had a good one and sure enough I found it.

I looked through some of your past years posts and I forgot how beautiful they are. You are truly a creatively gifted woman.

Thank for warming up a blustery March day and reminders of recipes I must try or make again.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Happy Spring Joey! All of a sudden the weather changed back to winter. Hopefully this will be the last to blow through because all my plants think it is spring. I had to cover my blueberry shrubs the other night to protect them from cold.

Rose said...

Lovely sentiments, Joey! I'm afraid winter still has a hold on us here, however--more snow in the forecast for this weekend. But I know spring will arrive one of these days.

cherry said...

Lovely as always.. Warmed me on this chilly damp day..
sending hugs and love, Cherry

joey said...

Thx dear iMac ...

You are such a sweetie Ann and thank you, dear heart ... I have been horrid as a blogger of late but hopefully better in my 'real life'! Are you on FB ... come join me there where I daily post on the exciting life of my 'ho-hum housewife' life :)

Happy Spring dear Karin. Yes, this spring weather is most interesting and have seen better! Gear up 'cause once it arrives, it's impossible to keep up!

Spring will come ... it always does, dear Rose ... in the meantime, (HUGS)

Warn ((Hugs)) 'Sweet' Cherry!

Marysol said...

If Sitting Bull can't chase Old Man Winter out of Dodge, I don't know who will.

Happy Spring, Sunshine!

Nutty Gnome said...

Happy Spring my dear friend....and I know it will arrive here with us eventually, but for now I'm going to enjoy our snow! :-D

Spicie Foodie said...

How beautiful! And the photo goes perfectly with the words. Happy spring:)

RobinL said...

Oh how I love that biblical quote, but not for the usual reasons. It reminds me of Ernie Harwell, and baseball season!

ZielonaMila said...

Great photo:) Greetings