Thursday, March 20, 2008

First Day Of Spring, March 20, 2008 & Quotations My Green Man Is Thinking About

"Is it so small a thing To have enjoy'd the sun, To have lived light in the spring, To have loved, to have thought, to have done..." -- Matthew Arnold "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." -- Margaret Atwood "Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June." -- Al Bernstein "An optimist is the human personification of spring." -- Susan J. Bissonette "Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day." -- Elizabeth Bowen "Spring: An experience in immortality. " -- Henry David Thoreau "Spring is a heart full of hope and a shoe full of rain." -- Unknown


GardenJoy4Me said...

What a wonderful post with such great quotes !
I love the "Greenman" face .. I have a mold from a face originating from Rosslyn Chaple in Scotland .. but I also wish I had a proper Greenman such as you do too !

Anonymous said...

very enjoyable quotes. My husband and I were briefly in Vicksburg on a vacation many years ago. Unfortunately we didn't arrive in spring when those gorgeous magnolias are in bloom. Perhaps another time. I too like that face in your garden!

kate said...

Those are wonderful quotes ... I especially love the Margaret Atwood one.

Spring arrived here along with some snow, but I don't think it will last.

I wish you a happy spring!!

Jan said...

I love your Green Man. I have a few scattered around. I wish I could find a Green Woman to match him.


Jon said...

Thanks, y'all, for your comments about my Green Man, an imported item from England, I bought years ago. Yeah, it would be cool to have a Green Woman to keep him company! Let me know if you see one available anywhere so I can order her. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Jon

No Rain said...

The photo is lovely, and I really like the Matthew Arnold quote. First time I've seen it. I used the Margaret Atwood quote on my blog on March 15. It is so true!
Happy Easter,

Annie in Austin said...

Your quotes were perfect for the beginning of Spring, Jon. The heart full of hope is present, but we need the shoe full of rain!

I don't have a green man, but if my husband can repair it again, we'll rehang a terracotta planter fashioned to resemble Titania from Midsummer Night's Dream. It was bought in Illinois back in the eighties and has been through some rough weather.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Barbara said...

Finally I manage to get to see your posts again after having had problems to enter your website. There is a lot to catch up now, the right thing for cold days :-) !! I've linked you too!
Greetings from (actually) wintery Switzerland!