Jun 21, 2016

At the End of Spring...

Spring...
 
it is my favorite season...
 
the freshness,
the anticipation,
the gentle days,
the fragrance of it all...
. . .
 
as it slips away
and we welcome Summer...
 
I thought I would share a few favorite things...
 
 
my very favorite Spring find
was this too sweet vintage millinery hat...
 
 
I don't know if its the simple innocence
of the fabric flowers....
 
or just the idea of wearing
such a whimsical hat...
 
they just
make me smile...

 
I like to start each season
with empty cloches...
 
a place to tuck and gather
small treasures...
 
 
Spring Treasures...


 
a blue Robins Egg,
and a lovely Swallowtail Butterfly...
 



 
the first flush of roses
is over...
 
but there are still plenty
of blooms to be found...
 
like this sweet smelling
 Cottage Rose,
still wet with morning dew...
 


 
Hankies,
another whimsical delight...
 
these will be hanging around well into Summer...

 
well those were a few of my favorite Spring things,
tied neatly with a bow...

At the End of Spring

Put down thy bonny head,
This is the end:
Thou wert a joyous love,
Thou wert a pleasing friend:
Soft-silken is the grass
Where thy twinkling colours blend.
 
John Shaw Neilson
 
 
Welcome to Summer....

6 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What pretty treasures! The cloches are a great way to capture a few spring moments in time. Love the poem too. It captures spring the same way. Glad you always have a few lovely roses about. Have a wonderful summer!

Carrie B. said...

Such beautiful photos and such sweet treasures Bella. Happy summer to you too!! The season of roses...sigh. ;) xoxo

20 North Ora said...

Bella - Summer certainly seems to have gotten here in a hurry, didn't it? I don't know what happen to Spring. It just got so hot here so suddenly. Beautiful photos,

Judy

Janneke said...

The robin nest in the glass looks so wonderful, a real treasure. I also love the beautiful cottage rose so beautiful decorated together with the rose jug. Beautiful photos of a lovely end of spring, now we are going up to summer.
Regards, Janneke

Seawashed said...

We just had two butterflies in our garden that looked so similar to yours here. We have not seen butterflies for a few years due to the severe drought here but they are finally returning this year. I think all the flowers we planted are attracting them too. Your garden and home are always so beautiful.

Chen Alan said...

Great...