A New England Spring

Glory be to God for dappled things-

For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;

For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;

Fresh-firecoal chesnut-falls; finches’ wings;

Landscape plotted and pieced -fold, fallow and plough:

Praise him.

From “Pied Beauty” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Forsythia in full bloom

The Forsythia in full bloom

A flowering Magnolia Tree I pass on my walk to work

A flowering Magnolia Tree I pass on my walk to work

Also known as the Tulip Tree, the very large rose-pink flowers are a knockout display of color and fragrance

Also known as the Tulip Tree, the very large rose-pink flowers are a knockout display of color and fragrance

Interesting fact: the Magnolia Tree has to be at least 20 years old to flower!

Interesting fact: the Magnolia Tree has to be at least 20 years old to flower!

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. ~Gertrude S. Wister

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. ~Gertrude S. Wister

Green is exploding everywhere! From the green of field grass bending before a warm breeze to the feathering leaves on the trees

Green is exploding everywhere! From the green of field grass bending before a warm breeze to the young leaves feathering the trees

My Comfrey plant. Comfrey leaves and roots have been used for medicinal purposes since Roman times and it's known for it's healing properties in treating wounds.

My Comfrey plant. Comfrey leaves and roots have been used for medicinal purposes since Roman times and is known for it’s healing properties in treating wounds.

Clyde going for his daily outing: he loves the great outdoors...except when the wind blows. Big Baby.

Clyde going for his daily outing: he loves the great outdoors…except when the wind blows. Big Baby.

And at the pond the salamanders have returned!

Playing with salamanders (because that’s what adults do). 😉

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