Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Awake, thou wintry earth.

Awake, thou wintry earth -Fling off thy sadness!Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness!~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

As the weather warms up I often awake when the church bells ring at seven. I can make out that it is light out, and it looks sunny outside. The crazy wind which yesterday whipped around the garden has dropped.
Today I must do some ordinary things like food shopping. En route I do hope to take a few photographs, we will be driving past the American Cemetary just outside St James. The pretty town of St James isn't exactly on my doorstep, but makes a boring task more interesting.

Springtime is warm colours on cool days.

The Frenchword for gladness is joie

The Frenchword for doorstep is seuil.

Etymology for the word vernal.

5 comments:

Henry the Dog said...

Lovely photo comme d'habitude. By the way, why DO the bells always ring at 7. I sometimes hear them coming from the church in the little village near us, if the wind is in the right direction

LadyFi said...

That is a brilliant shot! As I sit here with more snow fall, a bitter wind and temperatures below zero, I really am beginning to wonder if spring will ever come along.

French Fancy said...

I've never heard of St James - but then why should I have? It just sounds so anglais.

Happy sauntering and shopping

claire p said...

No church bells, just a small child, not quite so romantic some how. You find some lovely quotes, and take some lovely photos.

Blu said...

The bells ring at seven, I guess because it is time to get up and time for communion?..But dont ask me I dont do church.

I love snow but I guess you long for a change?

St James = St Jacques, I wrote about him before.

Church bells are not romantic, but are quite useful!!! LOL