A Visit in Our Spring Garden

Our First Blooms

Daffydown Dilly came up in the cold from the brown mold.,
Although the March breezes blew keen in her face,
Although the white snow lay on many a place.

-Handbook of Nature Study (p. 549)

Beauty Heralds Spring is Near
Thus it is that Miss Warner's stanzas tell us the special reason we so love the daffodils. They bring the sunshine color to the sodden earth, when the sun is chary of his favors in our northern latitude; and the sight of the daffodils floods the spirit with a sense of sunlight.

Our Little Friend - A Mourning Dove

"He prayeth best, who loveth best; All things great and small; For the dear God who loveth us; He made and loveth all."
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Our Little Friend Enjoys the Garden

All Things Bright and Beautiful
~Cecil Frances Alexander

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.


Handbook of Nature Study

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

All Things Bright and Beautiful