“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Saturday, 30 April 2011

And Then The Buds Opened. . . .

"The temple bell stops
but I still hear the sound
coming out of the flowers."
- Basho

"Clematis smothered with huge cream flowers.
Cornflowers at its feet, piercing the grey morning with colour.
Burgeoning nature bursting from the confines of the brick edged beds.
A riot of green energy, vital, vibrant, alive. I observe from my kitchen window,
by it seemingly growing before my eyes
. . . behind me the kettle boils.

"That's the thing with magic. You've got to know it's still here, all around us,
or it just stays invisible for you." - Charles de Lint

I hope your week has been a good one. x

Thought of the week
"Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity." - Laozi

I am linking this post to week 33 of I Saw Sunday


Harry Nicholson said...

Virginal blossom -
Open eyes that draw down the bee,
It begins again.

Beautiful whites, Susannah.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures, wonderful words. I envy you the view.


Susannah said...

That's beautiful Harry! thank you. :-)

Susannah said...

Elizabeth, I really appreciate my view! Even more so this year.

Every year I have cut this clematis hard back on the advice of my Mother, this year I left it! It is magnificent, it is just smothered with blooms and covers the whole fence.

I am sure there is a lesson in there somewhere. :-)

Good to see you. x

earlybird said...

Beautiful clematis flowers.

Susannah said...

Thanks earlybird. :-)

jaerose said...

Hi Susannah - have you had a blogging re-vamp..love the colour and words in this page..those flowers sing as loud as klaxons..love the Charles de Lint quote too..Jae

Susannah said...

Hi Jae! It is really good to see you. :-)

No this blog has been like this for a while, I think you are thinking of my other blog 'Panopticulated' where we used to meet up on the prompt writing sites.

It is good to see that you have found your way here. I hope all is well. x

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Beautiful photos, Susannah. What a peaceful place to spend time. :-)

Best Wishes


Anonymous said...

beautiful! just beautiful! I love the sunny face peeking thru!

Susannah said...

Hi Paul, good to see you. :-)

Susannah said...

Illuminary, thank you. :-) and thanks for popping in, it is good to see you. x

Suz said...

oh my you are ahead of us in the garden dept.
Love your flowers and bugs
Oh I like what Harry said..begin again..hee hee

Anonymous said...

What a lovely Sunday you've had.

Susannah said...

Hello Suz and Viv. Good to see you! Thanks for popping in. :-)

Richard said...

Such beautiful flowers and photography! It inspires me to get out and garden!

Jennifer said...

Oh how I love clematis. And don't you love how spring flowers are so fresh? They are never so lovely as they are in spring.

We're just starting to see some bulbs open here, and flower boxes are starting to be filled up. We'll have a world in colour soon! It's a long time coming this year, I tell you! Your blog has given me beautiful reminders of what spring looks like!

Susannah said...

Thanks Richard, it is wonderful to know I have inspired you to go and garden. :-)

Susannah said...

Hi Jennifer, it is good to see you.

Yes, spring and its flowers are a glorious thing a pleasure to behold. When I was young I don't think I noticed Spring much, as we didn't have a garden. In fact this is the only 'real garden' I have ever had, and because I am surrounded with nature outside my windows, I 'see' it all with such appreciation. Hmmm Perhaps that is why?

Thanks for the food for thought and just think, you have all that colour to look forward to! x


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