Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

 It is spring. So here are quotes about this particular season, stolen from this site and this site:

1. O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?  - Percy Bysshe Shelley

2. Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. - Rainer Maria Rilke

3. The year's at the spring/ And day's at the morn;/ Morning's at seven;/ The hillside's dew-pearled;/ The lark's on the wing;/ The snail's on the thorn;/ God's in His heaven/ - All's right with the world! - Robert Browning

4. It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! - Mark Twain

5. April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. - William Shakespeare

From Spring 2007

6. Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire. - Virgil

7. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. - Nadine Stair

8. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. - Margaret Atwood

9. He that is in a towne in May loseth his spring. - George Herbert

10. Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. - Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

11. Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. -Elizabeth Bowen

12. Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. - Ellis Peters

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here.  I've been playing for a while and this is my 183rd time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. I love the beautiful pictures that you have added to your post. Happy T13!

  2. I am so ready to enjoy all the beauty Spring has to offer! :-)

  3. If Spring has sprung, someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. We got TONS of snow over the past couple of days.
    Love pics of spring daffodils though.
    Happy T13!

  4. It was spring here too until a cold front came through yesterday.

    Have a great Thursday!

  5. Thanks. I can't wait for spring.

  6. I love the new hope new growth and spirit of spring. Unfortunately I really get spring fever. Chinese medicine practitioners call them tidal fevers. As the sap and shoots rise so does my temperature.

  7. Is the forsythia photo yours? It's really pretty.


  8. These quotes are wonderful. I visit QuoteGarden regularly. :) We were on our way to spring until Tuesday when a blizzard hit and covered everything back up with the white stuff. Great list - Happy Thursday!

  9. I like Shakespeare's. Your daffodils are very pretty. It's so spring!

  10. Ohh, pretty! I love the new header. Spring is not my favorite time of year but you can't say it isn't pretty.

  11. When I say the 2007 pic I said to myself "looks like Kentucky"...I was close lol!

  12. So where's number 13? LOL

  13. What beautiful Daffodils! Were they your silent 13th quote, because they said it all! *smile*

    Happy TT,

    13 Geddes Pics

  14. I really like number 5 from Shakespeare! Great 13!

  15. Like your quotes, especially #8. I can hardly wait to get out in the garden dirt.
    The daffodils are pretty!

  16. Spring is my favorite season but, unfortunately, we're heading into autumn down this end of the world.

  17. These made me smile : )
    I love #8.


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