Finally Spring Snippets

Carol A. Hand

May 2017

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After waiting patiently through summer, fall, and snow

a mystery of the willow is finally revealed

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Willow – Female Catkin – May 2017

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Catkins bloom on swaying branches as gentle breezes blow

answering my question about gender, an enigma unsealed

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Beloved Willow – May 2017

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now that the eagerly anticipated spring has belatedly begun

she reaches gracefully toward the morning sun

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May 2017

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A lone tulip emerges amid the ferns during these warming days

her petals open oh so slightly – a response to my loving gaze?

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May 2017

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Ah what is that sweet gentle scent I’ve not noticed in the past

Bleeding hearts are nodding to unveil their spring gifts at last

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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29 Responses to Finally Spring Snippets

  1. Lovely poem and wonderful blog. I’m looking forward to following.

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  2. Poetpas says:

    Great pics!

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  3. bethanyk says:

    ❤️Such a beautiful post.

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  4. kethuprofumo says:

    Wonderful garden, dear Carol! True spring spirit! 🙂

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  5. Ah, the bleeding hearts are beautiful. I’ve never seen these before. And your poem is a fine compliment to them.

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Peter. I’m glad you discovered bleeding hearts. They’re one of the first things to bloom here and grow despite the ever-changing weather. (I wonder if they sense a kindred spirit?)

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  6. victorialise says:

    Beautiful, vibrant spring time! So lovely paired with your words!

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  7. Lovely, lovely Carol!

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  8. Finally, spring has found you! Love the intensity of the bleeding heart…

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  9. Beautiful. …All are beautiful

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  10. Annika Perry says:

    Beautiful and uplifting poem and photos, Carol!

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  11. Lovely photos and words, Carol. Finally, the Spring reawakens and smiles on us. 🙂

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