On our early morning walk...

Spring unfolds at Bumblehill

Garden 3

"It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart."  - Rainer Marie Rilke

Garden 2

Garden 4

Garden 5

"Obviously a garden is not the wilderness but an assembly of shapes, most of them living, that owes some share of its composition, it’s appearance, to human design and effort, human conventions and convenience, and the human pursuit of that elusive, indefinable harmony that we call beauty. It has a life of its own, an intricate, willful, secret life, as any gardener knows. It is only the humans in it who think of it as a garden. But a garden is a relationship, which is one of the countless reasons why it is never finished."  - M.S. Merwin

Garden 6

Garden 7

Dandlion fluffTilly's dandelion fluff eyebrows (photo by Howard)

"To laugh often and much; to win the affection of intelligent people and the affection of children;to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."  - Harry Emerson Fosdick