Friday, April 8, 2011

The fields are snowbound no longer

I have a poem to share with you today. It’s such an accurate description of our weather in early spring. You can almost feel the warmth of the sun as it tiptoes through the chilly forest.


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Very Early Spring

The fields are snowbound no longer;
There are little blue lakes and flags of tenderest green.
The snow has been caught up into the sky--
So many white clouds--and the blue of the sky is cold.
Now the sun walks in the forest,
He touches the bows and stems with his golden fingers;
They shiver, and wake from slumber.
Over the barren branches he shakes his yellow curls.
Yet is the forest full of the sound of tears....
A wind dances over the fields.
Shrill and clear the sound of her waking laughter,
Yet the little blue lakes tremble
And the flags of tenderest green bend and quiver.

Katherine Mansfield


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I picked these grape hyacinths for you, as well.

I just want to thank you for being there. Having this blog has been therapeutic ~ and meeting you, if only on the internet, has been a blessing.

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Have a wonderful weekend, all. As for me, I’m going back up north to visit my sweet sister, Charlotte, who has just gotten out of the hospital (again). She’s doing well now, but it was touch and go for awhile.

Here she is wearing my Carhart vest when I went to see her two Saturdays ago.


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Charlotte Fun

(this is her nickname, dubbed several years ago at the asian restaurant in california near my sister, Ginny’s house, where kevin ‘i dream of you naked’ works)

Totally TMI

Luv,
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42 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Enjoy your visit with your sister! I hope she is getting stronger each and every hour. :)

Deb said...

great post...hope your sister improves quickly...have a great visit...

beth said...

safe travels and enjoy your time together...your presence will make her better, faster...not to mention what hugs will do :)

Cloudia said...

glad i stopped by today!




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wayne15575 said...

Looking at Charlottes eyes,its easy to see you are sisters. In Beauty and in heart.

We all love having you here too Kate, we really do.

Have a great visit with your Sis

Bluebird49 said...

I haven't been online so much lately. Mama passed away Mar.30th and I was at the hospital long days and nights with her. But some nights, I've come and checked to see what you've photographed and written---never been disappointed, either. It's always peaceful, and beautiful here at the Manor house--I am glad your sister is better now.

These Nine Acres said...

Loved, loved the whole post...pics, poem, and your sis too. xoxo Sending love your way!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Beautiful pictures. Beautiful family.

Low Tide High Style said...

Such a lovely poem and such lovely pictures. You sister looks like someone you just want to hang out with! Glad she's feeling better, and enjoy your time together!

Kat :)

Hilary said...

Safe travels and best thoughts for your sis.

mrs mediocrity said...

love the poems, love the hyacinth and your photos of them. and love that your sister is doing better. and here's a couple of hugs, one for you, and one for her.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Definitely not TMI! We all have 'Kevins' in our lives.....don't we?!

deborah said...

Hugs for you and for your sister
Love the little grape hyacinths -

Mary Lou said...

I think your sister looks as sweet as you are. I wish her healing and wish you both a great visit. Enjoy the nice weather and thanks for the poem and gorgeous flowers. I don't think I ever saw them before..

JackDaddy said...

I'm not even going to ask about the naked dreaming stuff! :)

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Beautiful poem and pictures! It's wonderful to see the spring flowers once again. I love these little hyacinths too.

Rain said...

Beautiful poem-photos-and especially beautiful sister feeling well with the wonderful smile. Great visit to you both!!

Nurse Nancy said...

Great poem and love the pictures too. So glad that Charlotte is better.

Beyond My Garden said...

Katherine, very nice poem. I look forward to more.
nellie

Daryl said...

See everything happens for a reason.

nancy in ks said...

Gorgeous photos! Your photography improves every day. Like someone above said, coming to your blog is peaceful, like a visit to a beautiful park with good friends. I think I'd like to come visit you! My nephew has an internship at CBS in DC, and maybe I just will drop in to the area this spring. :-)

Country Gal said...

Beautiful post and photos. Have a great day.

ladyfi said...

What stunning shots to go with that lovely poem.

Tess Kincaid said...

Enjoy Charlotte Fun. I'm glad she's feeling better. Your opening photo is breathtaking!

Snappy Di said...

Ahhh, the color purple. How devine!

Wishing your sister a quick recovery. It's just so hard to watch a loved one feel poorly. :-(

deb did it said...

this photo is so gorgeous! Have a safe wonderful trip

Live with Flair said...

Yes! Spring! I took pictures of the eggs in the vernal pond! Spring is coming, even to Central PA. http://livewithflair.blogspot.com/2011/04/when-you-stop-resisting-god.html

Debra D. said...

Love your blog! But, I really need to hear more about Kevin and this whole "i dream of you naked" thing! Have a safe trip and enjoy the time with your sister.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Glad your sister is much better!

Beautiful pictures and I like the poem.

kate said...

What a beautiful poem, and incredible pictures. A wonderful moment of calm and the beauty of spring. Thank you.

Gone Country said...

Beautiful photos!

Have a safe trip and a great time with your sister!

Char said...

have a safe and wonderful trip - sorry i've been so mia

A New England Life said...

First up, I want to meet Kevin! LOL!

I don't know what's up with your sister, Kate, but I'm glad she's feeling better. I hope you have a nice visit.

Looks like we will be feeling a bit like summer on Monday! Yay!

ELK said...

love love love the photos and poem...you are a marvelous sister ..have a nice time together!!

Oliag said...

Have a safe trip Kate...I am sure that just to have a sister there for her is healing...
xo

lizy b said...

Wishing your sister a speedy return to better health. I've always loved hyacinths. Your pics are absolutely stunning!

sharon said...

hope your sister is doing better. Have a good weekend with her. Enjoy the weather. I know I will.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Kate, I know how wonderful sisters are. I have one that is blood. I adore her. She has been with me a week helping me as I go thought the mostions aftter my accident. Each day is better than the next. Enought about me.
Stunning . . Just stunning photos.
Love them.
Hugs to you both.
xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,
Hope your sister is doing well I am sure she will enjoy your visit. Lovely pics, as always. Have a great week.
Karen Bremermann
karen_bremermann@yahoo.com

Marcie said...

Absolutely perfect..and beautiful for early spring!

Mary said...

Oh Kate, such beautiful images!!! Love that poem, too -- I hadn't come across that one before, so thanks!

Hope your sister is doing well. We had a decent weekend here in NJ, weather-wise... :)
xoxo

Lili said...

Oooh it's like those hyacinths were right there for me to touch, perfection! And your Sis is so lovely, she reminds me a little of Meryl Streep in that pic. So glad she's doing well. xo ~Lili