Sunday, April 8, 2012

Be still and count

"Possibly, I thought, as I set the miniature bouquet on the old trestle table, possibly God knows that if spring came all at once, we should die of it. So, the fairy-size bells ring a chime to make it possible to bear the beauty that will come in May."

Gladys Taber, Stillmeadow Sampler


485 - first blooms on the apple tree

486 - candied violets

487 - finding this at the library

488 - kitchen alchemy

489 - Saturday baking

490 - new additions Tasha and Pepper Ann

491 - time to till





Joining Ann today

25 comments:

Niamh said...

Umm...and it's my birthday...

Jodi said...

OOPS! :) xox # 492 Niamh's Birthday.

angelina said...

easter blessings to you.. i've recently participated in botanical alchemy :)
good to the grain is an excellent book - i loved it. x
love laura

It's Just Dottie said...

Your posts are always so beautiful and
satisfying to the soul.
Smiles,Dottie

Jodi said...

Angelina, botanical alchemy sounds interesting. :) Love you. ~Ruby

Jodi said...

Hey Dottie, Happy Easter! And thank you.

Leslie said...

I love the names "Tasha" and "Pepper Ann"!

(and I hate to admit it, but I'm jealous of your apple tree blooms...)

Ostriches Look Funny said...

this rarely happens to me lately but the quote made me tear up. It sums up exactly how I've been feeling.
I've been so irritated with myself for not having any words, but my words don't seem to be ENOUGH for the whole thing, and God is overwhelming me, and so is Spring. I'm overwhelmed and so so grateful for fairy sized bells.

I love your list.

I love the chicks.

I desperately want a vegetable garden.
The end.

vicki said...

i want some chicks too...maybe someday when i don't have a pepper jane (my rotten dog) i can get me some pepper ann's. and bunnies.

Jodi said...

Les, I was shocked because it was the first time our little apple tree had bloomed.

Jodi said...

JoAnn, I love Miss Ostrich.

Jodi said...

Vicki, Pepper-Jane? Heh heh, awesome.

Lisa said...

Love your selection of poetry!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What a blessed life you live! And one of the best blessings is to recognize it.

Jodi said...

Lisa, hey. Gladys Taber is a writer I've always enjoyed. Her books are still easily found in most libraries.

Jodi said...

Kristi, thank you kindly. :)

Cheryl said...

Love the signs of Spring. I'm still guessing what's in the pan. Nothing mundane I'm sure.

Jodi said...

Cheryl, I was teaching myself how to brown butter without burning it to make brown butter scones! yum.

emily wierenga said...

i think i'm in love with tasha and pepper ann :)

Jodi said...

Emily, they are pretty irresistable. :)

Rayanne said...

Just stopping by to say hi friend!!
Have a happy week and loads of fun!!
Much love,
Rayanne

Nancy said...

Okay your quote is making me feel a little better about spring taking its sweet time getting here. A little.

Connie Smiley said...

What a delightful quote, and I love all the joy in your post!

Southern Gal said...

Sometimes it seems like spring unfolds too quickly here in the South. I enjoy every minute of it.

I'll take a slice of bread, please?

Deb Colarossi said...

JoAnn kind of wrote my heart...

xoxoxo

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