Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Word Magic

 A day late, but celebrating Spring Equinox with the word BLOOM

The definition of BLOOM is "
a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty."

                              I couldn't resist visiting the "BLOOM" in my garden.

William Wordsworth, ‘Lines Written in Early Spring‘.

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.

The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure…

“I am in awe of flowers.
Not because of their colors,
but because even though they
have dirt in their roots,
they still grow.
They still bloom.”
D. Antoinette Foy

 I must admit this is my favorite time of year. Not only is it my birthday, but it is when the earth wakes and flowers begin to BLOOM. I cannot resist snapping their pictures as they pose so beautifully for me. The new shades of green with the touches of yellow, pinks, and reds just make my heart sing and I want to dance through the beds of flowers.

BLOOM was happy for me to visit and celebrate this day.

With cup of tea in hand, my nose leaned closely to smell, I celebrated this day with a smile, a bit of laughter, and a dance along the way. 

                             Happy Spring Equinox, dear friends!


Red Rose Alley said...

That's a nice word, Marilyn, and so fitting for Spring arriving soon. I love that last photo of the pink flower with the Bloom sign. It looks like a Camellia maybe? I used to see these candy cane looking flowers at the Rose Garden in my old town. I miss all the lovely roses there. Dance away in your garden, Marilyn. I've been working outside and raking leaves and clearing things out a little.

Happy Spring Marilyn!


Lorrie said...

Happy Spring, Marilyn! Bloom is a wonderful word! I'm enjoying the start of blooms around here, too.

Linda P said...

The blooms in your Spring garden are beautiful. Happy birthday Marilyn!

Jeanie said...

Bloom is such a wonderful world. It's filled with such hope and promise, along with promise realized. I love this and the fabulous photos of the "blooms."