Pictures from my spring garden (and bunny!), although we have leap-frogged into summer. The iris and azalea I shared last spring are not out yet ▶ http://goo.gl/sMmFU

“Now that the winter’s gone, the earth hath lost

Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost

Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream

Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;

But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,

And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth

To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree

The drowsy cuckoo and the humble-bee.

Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring

In triumph to the world the youthful spring.

The valleys, hills, and woods in rich array

Welcome the coming of the long’d-for May”.

                                             – George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

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94 Responses to Spring

  1. fiona munday says:

    The magnolia buds are just starting to show a sign of opening here. Great to see your garden in full swing! Enjoy! 🙂

  2. Rajini Rao says:

    Thanks, fiona munday . Spring has finally sprung!

  3. A fine selection, both of words and images, Rajini Rao.  Thanks for sharing them with us.

  4. Léa Jay says:

    you see the spring, you feel the spring… Lovely flowers and nice poem too!

    “But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,

    And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth

    To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree

    The drowsy cuckoo and the humble-bee.”

    That is so deep, sophisticated… I don’t feel very familiar with the vocabularies of the poem, but they are so nicely used!

  5. Rajini Rao says:

    Byron seemed fitting messenger for my grateful welcome of a new season. At long last.  Shaker Cherukuri , the bunny seemed unafraid of me. I need to be a bit more stern with him or he’s going to go for my soon-to-grow vegetable garden.

  6. Rajini Rao says:

    Thanks, Léa Jay . I think you will enjoy Byron’s poems 🙂

  7. Léa Jay says:

    Noted 🙂

    Why does the poem make me think of the song “Hallelujah” much?! :))

  8. Rajini Rao says:

    It does, Léa Jay ?  Perhaps the song is like a crescendo of good things, just like spring 🙂

  9. Beautiful!

    A freak MN snowstorm has me longing for the beauty that is spring.  Thanks for posting.  How I miss the bunnies that used to be in my yard around this time in south central Illinois.

  10. Rajini Rao says:

    The bunnies always turn up just in time to nibble your spring garden, Chryle Elieff 🙂

  11. Kevin Clift says:

    Here’s a little STEM puzzle for some people: Who was Byron’s only legitimate child?: http://goo.gl/tRURM

  12. Rajini Rao says:

    Now that I knew, Kevin Clift 🙂

  13. Kevin Clift says:

    I thought you would Rajini Rao but perhaps this will be a surprise for some of your readers (-;.

  14. Rajini Rao says:

    That’s why I didn’t give the answer away! 🙂

  15. Rajini Rao says:

    Thanks, Aida. I’m so ready for flowers. 

  16. Tom Lee says:

    Ver nice  ! wish I could smell it. 🙂

  17. Beautiful flowers Rajini Rao. Sometimes I wish there were seasons in Sri Lanka. Spring is so full of promise, a new beginning..

    Long ago during my student days in Leeds I was walking in the rain,one Winter, with a British friend. I was telling her we never had such miserable cold weather in my country, that except for the monsoons the weather was more or less the same. And she said ‘it must be so boring for you’! I thought about it, it’s so true, I never realised!

  18. I love this flower pics…. They are eye soothing…..especially the white flower pic 🙂

  19. Aaaw lovely Rajini Rao !!!

    They say we’ll get springweather next week over here … ^^

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend !!!

  20. NITHIN SS says:

    nice one —i too wrote a welcome song about may

  21. NITHIN SS says:


    On A May Glory———A Welcome Song

    O’ sprite full Maia,come attire our lands with your boundless prize,

    Of joyful swelling by the natures pleasing bloom,and green surprise;

    To sprout a floral bedding round the yards and shades for worthy dales

    For birds to spin their adorned bowers over the dewy boughs and vales.

    Hail! to you goddess–deck the forest’s lingering beauty,thus come

    Let streams do flow across the thick and bushy meadows over your prime,

    For hawthorn white and lilies to bud,and converse fragrance in air,

    To wind down our minds with breezes blow,groovy lift’s cools us lighter.

    Mid mate of month,come and show your primeval splendor and glee-

    While south is praising vintage’rs autumn, north’s propitious spring do fly 

    And make the country lush with garden fruits, more sweetest scent’s they spray

    To Fill each rose with flavors long, for all the ardent grooms they pray

    Come Glitter, glitter lusty rays,and sun is warm in moderate mood.

    Behold! the coming of her’s, bees gathered among the newly buds.

                                                                Nithin Purple

  22. Rajini Rao says:

    That’s lovely, thank you for sharing Nithin purple .

  23. celebration of color and of course spring here

  24. Kumarr Nayak says:

    hi friends so nice buty

  25. ajay sawant says:

    Hi. Very beautiful flowers. Nice collection.

  26. John Kellden says:

    Aah. Speechless. Which is rare 🙂

  27. Rajini Rao says:

    Nooo, John Kellden , that would be too bad! 😛

  28. ajay sawant says:

    Hi rajini rao liked ur collection of flowers

  29. Rajini Rao says:

    Thanks, ajay sawant .

  30. ajay sawant says:

    Thnks to you. U first time tlkd with me.

  31. Rajini Rao says:

    Haha, looking forward to seeing your pictures, Thex Dar . I am pleasantly (?) sore from all the weeding of my vegetable beds. Happy Spring!

  32. Awesome collection with great color, composition and (for the most part) depth of field Rajini Rao 🙂

  33. Rajini Rao says:

    Thanks! Hope spring has sprung in your neck of the woods 🙂

  34. Mony Obry says:

    As a matter of fact the hyacinths are already out!

  35. Rajini Rao says:

    It’s been a long winter and spring has been cooler than usual here. Azaleas are just starting to bloom and the days are getting longer, so there are good times ahead 🙂

  36. Guitar Dave says:

    How have you been Rajini ?

  37. Rajini Rao says:

    Thawing out in the spring sunshine, Guitar Dave 🙂 You?

  38. John Kellden says:

    I need to plus this post again. +1

  39. Rajini Rao says:

    Hope you are enjoying spring 🙂

  40. Guitar Dave says:

    Beautiful poem , we are thawing out here also . The birds have returned and you get to hear their songs in the morning it is so nice .

  41. Nice beautiful flowers ..

  42. Kanagaraj V says:

    My friend Good night

  43. Kanagaraj V says:

    My friend Good night

  44. Pula bahut pasanada hai kiay bahut baara hiiiiiiiiiiiii

  45. Jaan Herodes says:

    Lilled – ilu alus.

  46. Paresh Tank says:

    Hi friends . wander full.

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