Thursday, April 3, 2014

The blushing, girlish world unfolds

That’s a line from a poem by John Updike entitled ‘April’ that I found in a children’s book. I think it goes well with the tulip images I have for you today.

I took these on Sunday after buying them the day before at the local florist. They were having a two for one sale and I sent the other bouquet to my son’s girl.

All of the photos here are SOOC (straight out of camera).

 

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I shot them indoors, using my little Pop-up Flash Bounce from Photojojo. That link will take you to their new and improved model.

 

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The font I used for my signature is called Plaster of Paris, a free download from dafont.com.

 

 

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It's Spring! Farewell
To chills and colds!
The blushing, girlish
World unfolds

Each flower, leaf,
And blade of turf--
Small love-notes sent
From air to earth.

The sky's a hear
Of prancing sheep,
The birds and fields
Abandon sleep,

And jonquils, tulips,
Daffodils
Bloom bright upon
The wide-eyed hills.

All things renew.
All things begin.
At church, they bring
The lilies in.

~John Updike, April

From ‘A Child’s Calendar’

 

Hope all is well in your world ~

Thanks for coming by today.

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36 comments:

Hilary said...

Such a day-brightener. I think I'll have to go look for some tomorrow.

Robyn Goddard said...

Beautiful tulips. What a lucky girl to get flowers from a friend.

I am ready for spring.

Jan's camera said...

Those photos are lovely. And I am loving that font. It is very pretty. I need to check out that pop-up flash thingy.

beth said...

well it sure feels like spring here….so much beauty.

and that everyday blogging thing….yeah, how did we ever do that???

xo

Michelle said...

Those look like the photos I'm used to seeing here! Hurray!

jinxxxygirl said...

Made me think of that movie 'Enchanted April'. Have you seen it? Lovely... your flowers and the movie. Hugs! deb

Patty said...

So beautiful!

Bluebird49 said...

They're beauties--the flowers and the poem! Enjoy spring!

Daryl said...

i love tulips, okay i love all holland flowers ... those are so pretty .. enjoy them and the lovely weekend thats on the way once we get the rain gone

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . I have seen the pop up flash shields , I might get one . Rainy here today but nice , April showers bring May Flowers ! I like the font to .Thanks for sharing the links and all . Have a good weekend !

Debbie From Illinois said...

Those tulips are lovely. Spring here in northern Illinois is lost somewhere but once it finally gets here it will be so appreciated!

Have a great weekend!

Jeanne Walker said...

Tulips...any color...love them! You are so sweet to think of your son's girlfriend. Have a lovely weekend!

Lee Owenby said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!!!

Kerri Farley said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

JC said...

You sure made those tulips look good. Enjoy your weekend with George and the cats.

XO,
JC

DesertHen said...

What a happy poem and beautiful tulips!

Stacey Dawn said...

My absolute favorite: pink tulips! Great shots - so beautiful and joyful. I just might have to get me one of those little tools for my camera! Thanks for sharing!

JaneK said...

A beautiful way to start my weekend :-)

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh my, love the photos and the poem... because, of course,it's snowing here again.

Tulips give my hope. xo

Carolynn Anctil said...

Such a gorgeous shade of pink. Tulips are wonderful and so welcome at this time of year! I also love that font. Hope you're having an awesome spring weekend.

Low Tide High Style said...

Now you're making me feel foolish for passing by the tulips at my local grocery store this week...I convinced myself to save the money, silly me! Love the images, the font, and the poem...really lovely!

xo Kat

Kristin_Texas said...

Those are some pretty tulips. After a year of renting, we're finally able to garden again. I've missed being surrounded by flowers so much!

And if those pictures are SOOTC, I wish I had one of my own. My camera is so horrible that it takes A LOT of editing to get them even halfway decent. It takes forever to even get it to focus.

Kristin

GailO said...

Lovely poem to go with those wonderful photos! Finally feels like spring here!

Jackie Grigg said...

Lovely pictures and poetry. You've inspired me to blog the poem I wrote many years ago about spring which was later read at Mums funeral as she died in the March. Here's to happy sunny days. X

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Beautiful.

Gail said...

So bright and cheerful.

May your spring be filled with blessings and birds' songs.

donna baker said...

So beautiful and thanks for the heads up.

thotlady said...

I simply love tulips, my second favorite flower. Well done.

The JR said...

That is a beautiful color!

Karen said...

I love that font!!

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sharon said...

I love tulips. They are my favorite spring flower because they don't have a strong smell. The pinks are gorgeous!

Sagheer said...
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Willow said...

That poem is just perfect !

Andi said...

I have been so lax in reading my blogs lately. I miss yours the most! Love your photos and know you are in my thoughts often!!

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