Monday, May 11, 2009

What's Making Me Happy Today...

The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven
-All's right with the world!
~Robert Browning

These things are making my Monday a happy one:

Rain falling softly outside...

A pretty pot of plants on the patio table:
"The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May."
~Edwin Way Teale

The soft colors of the petunias in the hanging baskets...we always pot a few of these around my daughter's birthday in March:
"Spring - an experience in immortality."
~Henry D. Thoreau

The hostas with the rain drops shining like jewels upon their leaves in our flower bed:
"When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen."
~Lucy Larcom

The roses abloom standing tall and proud as the rain ever gently kisses them:
"Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun."
~ Kahlil Gibran

My newly potted 'fairy plant' (fuschia) by my wicker settee under the patio...sitting there watching the rain today with a cup of coffee is so pleasant:

"Sweet May hath come to love us,

Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;

And through the blue heavens above us

The very clouds move on."

~ Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs

Pink and white petunias in an original terra cotta pot from Italy...a pot my grandmother used in her garden and now I use in mine:
"Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers."
~ Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

Oh, and inside, my new ironing board cover is making me happy:
And of course the smile from this guy...he is making me happiest today:


rachel griffith said...

cute post!!!
i ♥ the terra cotta pot.

your little guy is too cute!!!

Maggie May said...

These things make me happy too!
I love everything on the photos and your little boy is really cute!