Thursday, October 25, 2012

Daisies Pied & Violets Blue




When daisies pied and violets blue
   And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
   Do paint the meadows with delight,




The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
                         Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: Oh word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!




When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,
   And merry larks are plowmen’s clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,
   And maidens bleach their summer smocks,




The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
                         Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: Oh word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!

~ Spring by William Shakespeare


Images: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight

Sydney has been experiencing some of the strangest weather. One moment it's warm & lovely, the next, winds that leave you chilled to the bone! Today was perfect though. This evening I stepped outside into a dreamy breeze and was hit by the scent of Jasmine in the air - my favourite thing about this time of year. A smile immediately lit up my face.

What's your favourite  thing about Spring?

~ Clare x

8 comments:

  1. This is so sweet. We wet our plants..tee hee. My favorite thing about spring is when I see the first Robin. Then I know it's official!
    Connie*

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    1. Teehee! I loved that "wet our plants" pic ;-)

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  2. Yeah yeah the weather is pretty strange here too! It's been warm and then drops 30 degrees. My closet is a mess, not knowing what season.
    Xx
    Callie

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    1. Oh I hear ya! I'm still taking a jacket & umbrella with me everywhere at the moment, just in case. It's been like 4 seasons in one day lately!!

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  3. It's been like that in Perth too, only now I think it's settled into general warmth.

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    1. Oh I wish it'd settle into warmth here. Today it was so chilly!

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  4. Definitely the smell of jasmine Clare as you know summer is on it's way so so excited to be in Australia this summer keeping my fingers crossed for fabulous weather to spend time outdoors with friends and family!

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    1. I reeeally hope the weather is perfect here for you, Carla. It's been so strange lately. C x

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Thanks for sharing on Soulful Mama ~ Clare x