National Poetry Month — Signs of Spring

apple blossoms along yesterday’s walk —  snowfall


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54 Responses to National Poetry Month — Signs of Spring

  1. Raven says:

    Spring is a wonderful time of year … if it is allowed to happen. We so often go from winter to summer, then skipping fall which is my favorite time of year. This was a pleasure.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      I know what you mean. It seems spring rushes by, if it even bothers to visit. This year she’s flitting in and out here. Before you know it it will be warm enough to call it summer. Glad you stopped by for a visit.

  2. OO these images trigger sense of smell memories and WOW!!!! I close my eyes and wallow in the scents of apple blossoms and it’s pure BLISS!

  3. Eve Redwater says:

    So pretty, I love magnolia so much! Cherry blossoms, too. 🙂

  4. yoga-adan says:

    gorgeous springs images, thank you 😉

  5. claudsy says:

    Marvelous signs of Spring. Good job.

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  7. ayala says:

    Gorgeous pictures!

  8. Lovely pictures of spring…and no more snowfall here ~

  9. Brendan says:

    Good to see you at the Pub, Yousei — great images and you buttoned them nicely with your words. The jasmine is in full roar of bloom just outside our house. When I go out to feed our outdoor cats, I’m hit by a wall of white perfume. ‘Tis the season … Brendan

    • Yousei Hime says:

      I love jasmine. It never lasts long enough for me. We must have had some somewhere when I was young, but I really don’t remember noticing it until I was married and in our first house. We had a bush on one side, and I tried my hand at pruning on it. It turned out alright (my neighbor wanted me to prune hers), and the next year it burst with blossoms. We have some on this property too, but I usually forget to go enjoy them until its nearly too late. I’m trying to keep an eye them so I don’t miss them this year. Thanks for the reminder and the kind visit.

  10. Am not a poet so to speak, but the picture captivated me into writing something. Here’s one:
    white blossom shroud
    spring smiles

  11. slpmartin says:

    Spring is indeed in the air…lovely photos to represent that fact…thanks for these images.

  12. such gorgeous pictures… fallen crazily in love with the white blossom one. Live in a desert myself, hardly any signs of spring. Will use yours for inspiration!! love the imagery of white petals and snowfall!

    • Yousei Hime says:

      It really is a beautiful tree. Usually the crab apple, which is right next to it, blooms at almost the same time. This year the white is nearly finished and the apple is just starting. I’ll have pictures of it up as soon as the blooming is full. I look forward to seeing where inspiration takes you.

  13. Ooh, glourious pictures. Digging the text as well.

    Oh, also, I did some more origami poetry leavings. And some one found one and got back to me. Twas a lovely moment.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Really? That is so cool. Did you post? I still haven’t finished my “leave a poem” project. Maybe I can get going on it tonight. I have a feeling if I don’t start it soon it will just slip away. Feeling inspired….

  14. hedgewitch says:

    Some gorgeous photos, and a nice visual in the words as well–we had our bradford pear snowfall almost a month ago now here in oklahoma–everything is weeks early–but not much of the frozenwhite stuff this year.Thanks for all your visits to my place, and kind comments, YH.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thank you for your visits. 🙂 I really enjoy your poetry. Even if I don’t leave a comment, you can still be confidently suspicious that I hopped by and read. I really enjoyed the personal myth poem. Makes me curious about the longer one. Oran is training me to read and enjoy longer works. 😉

  15. Fergiemoto says:

    Lovely signs of spring!

  16. leahJlynn says:

    wonderful photo now I’am inspirited to take some iphotographs today

  17. brian miller says:

    did it really snow…i mean i know the weather is freaky and all…or was it just the blossoms…i love to stand in a blossom shower….nice pics too…

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Actually it really did snow, but not enough to leave anything on the ground. Still rather disorienting for a Texan. I thought about the rain of petals (to come later, because they’re just budding now). I knew that image would work. Glad to share it all with you.

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  20. Jeannie says:

    refreshment to the soul…these are gorgeous pictures! What a lovely walk you must have had 🙂

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thank you. All but the magnolia are on our property. I sure wish we had such a beautiful tree. It is fun watching things sprout up and blossom. Thanks for sharing them with me.

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