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Spring’s pleasing palette

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
~Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Photo from public domain)

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.
~Virgil A. Kraft
(Photo by my friend Billy Payne of Sandy Ridge, NC. Check out Buffalo Ridge Imaging on Facebook!)

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!
~Sitting Bull
(Photo by my daughter Chelsea Evans of Tobaccoville, NC)

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
(Photo by my friend Melinda Campbell Ring of Danbury, NC)

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
~Ellis Peters
(Photo by my friend Denise Coe of Walnut Cove, NC. Check out Photography by DCoe on Facebook!)

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
~William Shakespeare
(Photo by my daughter Chelsea Evans of Tobaccoville, NC)

Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.
~Virgil
(Photo by my friend Melinda Campbell Ring of Danbury, NC)

Spring is God’s way of saying, “One more time!”
~Robert Orben
(Photo by my friend Billy Payne of Sandy Ridge, NC. Check out Buffalo Ridge Imaging on Facebook!)

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.
~W. Earl Hall
(Photo by my friend Billy Payne of Sandy Ridge, NC. Check out Buffalo Ridge Imaging on Facebook!)

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
~Ruth Stout
(Photo by ME! Taken near my home in Danbury, NC, on the main street of town.)

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.
~Bern Williams
(Photo by my friend Denise Coe of Walnut Cove, NC. Check out Photography by DCoe on Facebook!)

Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn”
(Photo by my friend Michael Mullins of King, NC)

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
~Margaret Atwood
(Photo by my friend Billy Payne of Sandy Ridge, NC. Check out Buffalo Ridge Imaging on Facebook!)

I love better to count time from spring to spring; it seems to me far more cheerful to reckon the year by blossoms than by blight.
~Donald G. Mitchell
(Photo by my friend Monty Stevens of Westfield, NC. Check out Monty Stevens Photography on Facebook!)

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~Mark Twain
(Photo by my daughter Chelsea Evans of Tobaccoville, NC)

I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?
~Edward Giobbi
(Photo by my husband, Alan Brewer! Taken at Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC)

The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.
~Julian Grenfell
(Photo by ME! Taken in my neighbor’s backyard, across the road from my house)

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”
(Photo by my friend Billy Payne of Sandy Ridge, NC. Check out Buffalo Ridge Imaging on Facebook!) 

For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.
~Pam Brown
(Photo by my friend Billy Payne of Sandy Ridge, NC. Check out Buffalo Ridge Imaging on Facebook!)

**All photos posted with permission of my wonderful photographer friends!

Also check out my other blog that features beautiful spring photos from local photographers at:

https://timesofrefreshingontheoldpaths.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/spring-done-sprung/

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