A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Friday, March 20, 2009


One of my favorite artists....Grandma Moses Spring Flowers Painting.
"The year's at the spring, And day's at the morn;

Morning's at seven;The hill-side's dew-pearled;

The lark's on the wing;The snail's on the thorn;

God's in his Heaven— All's right with the world!"-

Robert Browning, The Year's at the Spring

Today is officially Spring. We have awakened from a deep winter sleep. Our bodies are eager and ready to get out in our gardens and bring everything to life. We all have wonderful plans....some will come into fruition and some will be put aside. No matter what happens... we will have a reason to get up with the birds, put on our gardening outfits, gather our tools and head for the garden. The first few days...we might feel a bit achy, but we know what to do for that. Rest in the evening, with a heating pad (maybe) and get a good night's sleep and then tomorrow do it all over again. We may have some more snow, but it won't last. The birds will welcome us with their wonderful songs, and the little critters in the woods will pop up and say, "Hi, wherever have you been?" This is my favorite season. Everything is new and we can start over. What treasures will we find, will we meet new neighbors, will the bluebirds come this year, how will our gardens grow? This is what we've been waiting for.....let's go!



kate smudges said...

Spring is my favourite season too! I can't wait to get out into the garden.

Balisha said...

Hi Kate,
I always check your blog...to see if you have posted. Glad you're back.Thanks for the comment.

OhioMom said...

Happy Spring Balisha! A time of rebirth indeed .. I cleaned out my little rooftop growing area the other day when it was 60 degrees, today I woke up to the 20's .. lol .. but the days will grow longer and the temps will rise.

Balisha said...

Hi Ohiomom,
I'm with you...too cool today. I didn't work out in the yard either. I've been fighting a cold and didn't think it would be too smart to work out there. Maybe you have shown your "little rooftop" garden, but I missed it. Would you describe how you do it.

Barbee' said...

Browning and Grandma Moses two of my favorite people. I loved that poem ever since childhood. And that painting is a perfect match. How clever of you to recognize putting the work of the two together!

Balisha said...

Barbee...They are two of my favorites too. I have always loved Grandma Moses...her story and her paintings.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great intro into Springtime. Thanks Balisha! I went out and put in some flowers under the front window and I can't wait to see how they do. They sort of match the once in front of the porch..but have a bit of white added I noticed. HOW I love Spring. And...your picture by Grandma Moses!! Well, that is certainly the frosting on our first day of Spring cake! ~Smiling all over the place here!~
I take it that the flowers on the tushie never got painted? :) I hope you didn't mind me teasing you a bit.
Have a wonderful week, Balisha.

Britt-Arnhild said...

I find spring everywhere around the blog world today, except an The House in the Woods.......where winter is still strong :-)

Balisha said...

I left a comment at your blog this morning.

Balisha said...

Hi Britt,
I don't know very much about Norway, so I researched a little about spring in Norway this morning. I found a beautiful piece of music by Edward Grieg called "Spring" It accompanied a video of scenes from your beautiful country during this season. Spring is coming and you will have flowers and warm weather once again.You just have to wait a little longer than some. Have a nice weekend.