"The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart." ~ Author Unknown
The sun is shining and the sky is blue, even though it is still cold on this second day of spring. After last weekend's marathon rain event and another overnight rain fest on Thursday, it is good to see the bright yellow sun... and what a great theme for the first weekend of a new season.
"They are all in the lily-bed, cuddled close together--
Purple, Yellow-cap, and little Baby-blue;
How they ever got there you must ask the April weather,
The morning and the evening winds, the sunshine and the dew."
~ Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz, Vagrant Pansies
Our pansies bloom all winter but it is only with spring that they seem to energize and really come into their own. All too soon it is time to replace them with the summer begonias.... there must be a perennial pansy out there some where. White's nursery is having their Spring Fling sale today... perhaps I should go!
"Space for the sunflower, bright with yellow glow,
To court the sky."
~ Caroline Gilman, To the Ursulines
One of the most beautiful sights in Italy are the fields of giant sunflowers that spread for miles with a small tile-roofed shed providing the occasional contrast. The flower heads are always lined up with faces to the sun, no matter the time of day... not that IS adoration!
"A primrose by the river's brim
A yellow rose was to him.
And it was nothing more."
~ William Wordsworth
This rose was in my flowerbed... a find at the White's Nursery last year.. called the table rose. It thrived in this swampy clay soil and bloomed well into November. I cut it back when they recommended and now we shall soon see what blooms come forth this year. One can never have too many roses.
"It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression." ~ Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Because I take too many pictures of birds and flowers and because I couldn't choose my favorite one and because I know that Vicki's favorite color is yellow and because we all need a little sunshine in our day... these are my entry for this week's Saturday Photo Hunt theme Yellow.
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