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Flower Chorus

 

“O such a commotion under the ground,
When March called, “Ho, there! ho!”
Such spreading of rootlets far and wide,
Such whisperings to and fro!
“Are you ready?” the Snowdrop asked,
” ‘Tis time to start, you know.”
“Almost, my dear!” the Scilla replied,
“I’ll follow as soon as you go.”
Then “Ha! ha! ha!” a chorus came
Of laughter sweet and slow,
From millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.

“I’ll promise my blossoms,” the Crocus said,
“When I hear the blackbird sing.”
And straight thereafter Narcissus cried,
“My silver and gold I’ll bring.”
“And ere they are dulled,” another spoke,
“The Hyacinth bells shall ring.”
But the Violet only murmured, “I’m here,”
And sweet grew the air of Spring.
Then “Ha! ha! ha!” a chorus came
Of laughter sweet and low,
From millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.

O the pretty brave things, thro’ the coldest days
Imprisoned in walls of brown,
They never lost heart tho’ the blast shrieked loud,
And the sleet and the hail came down;
But patiently each wrought her wonderful dress,
Or fashioned her beautiful crown,
And now they are coming to lighten the world
Still shadowed by winter’s frown.
And well may they cheerily laugh “Ha! ha!”
In laughter sweet and low,
The millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.”

 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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One Acorn

 

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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And just look at the magnificence one acorn produces!

I can’t even tell you how absolutely amazing this oak tree was, I wish so much that I could have captured a better quality photo of it.   Even so, a camera image will never match the real thing.  This tree was HUGE, and its rich, vibrant, reddish-orange color just screamed for attention, it stood out so much from all the rest!  I don’t usually think much of an oak tree’s autumn colors, but this year they all really seemed to catch my attention, especially this one!  Maybe the weather we’ve had affected them, but I swear their colors were much more vivid this year.

My daughter and I were out together the day I came across it, and I snapped this photo of her sitting in front of it.  Looking at the large trunk gives you a little more of an idea of the tree’s size…

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And also its age.  Call me weird, but there is just something about old trees that gives me a deep sense of reverence.

But then again… pretty much all of nature gives me a sense of reverence.

😀

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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