Monday, March 28, 2016

A Time for Every Season

 

In a quiet garden, 
sitting on a tree,
a bird got to talking 
with a busy bee.

The bee wanted to know: 
tell me, my dear -
what is your favorite 
time of the year?

The bird thought deeply 
season by season,
wanting to impress
the bee with her reason.

She thought of the hope
and the promise of spring;
of the lazy heat
that summer will bring.

Of autumn's lovely colors,
all smokey and gold;
and the cruel beauty
of the harsh winter's cold.

She thought of happy singing
when summer is bright,
and finding a cozy shelter
for the winter's night.

And finally she said
let me answer, dear:
my favorite must always be
the time that is here.


Featured: weekend photos taken in
the time that is here -
glorious spring.


135 comments:

  1. Lovely images of the time now! I LOVE your poem and the wonderful message it holds! Have a beautiful day!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos and poem, Amalia. Although I fuss about being too hot or too cold from time to time, I hope to more frequently be like your wise bird who knows her favorite season "must always be the time that is here." xx

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  3. Beautiful! Gorgeous images! It does all look glorious! :)

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. It was a wonderful weekend, and the rain held off until Monday. What more can one ask?

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  4. Fabulous poem, Amalia...and beautiful pictures, I love those gorgeous horses.

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  5. Absolutely stunning photos! You have some beautiful things surrounding you. I especially love the jars with straws, and the geraniums growing in a bath!

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  6. Lovely images.....I must admit that Spring is my favourite season!

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    1. I love both spring and autumn. They are brief seasons and must hurry up to get things done.

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  7. You are so right with that wonderful poem... I love it!
    Really enjoyed all those pretty pictures too, a beautiful combination of colours. Hugs from Mirjam.

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  8. Beautiful poem and photos Amalia! I too, always love the season that is here.

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  9. Gorgeous photos my friend.
    Meredith

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  10. Hello Amalia,

    That is a wonderful poem!

    I also always enjoy your photos.

    Have a wonderful week!
    ♥Hope

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  11. Ahhh..to live IN the moment..so wise so true..I need to try all the tme.
    I love your pics..a bit of this a bit of that..whimsy..you find great vignettes..that birdhouse is smiling at you;)

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  12. Your pictures are so beautiful. Live in the moment is wonderful. I never tire at looking at lovely countrysides. Living in paradise for sure. Xo

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  13. Beautiful photos and beautiful poem. xoxo Su

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  14. Oh, I so agree!

    I really try to be content, in whatever season, I happen to be in. Don't like to spend time, longing for another season.

    Oh please, where did you find the picture of the mason jar glasses, with straws???? Oh I do love them!!!!!

    Gentle Spring hugs,
    Tessa

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    1. The picture was taken in a juice bar stand in a local market. I love them as well.
      Amalia
      xo

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    2. Thank you for your answer.

      If they are one place, I'll bet they will be offered in other places, soon. I'll look for them, in the catalogues which come in the mail. :-)

      Gentle hugs,
      Tessa

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  15. Beautiful, both images and verse, a real delight and a reminder that each season is so special. Take care.

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  16. Wonderful pics and so much shabby things, I like particulary the aviary and the zinc tub.
    Have a good time, greetings,
    Nicole

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  17. hi dear Amalia , que maravillosas fotos de la llegada de la primavera
    que tengas un buen comienzo de semana
    cariños

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  18. Oh, I love this poem, Amalia, because I try to embrace every season too. And your pictures are always so interesting. My favorites are the horses, the bird house, and the home grown tomatoes. There's nothing quite like them.

    Have a wonderful week.

    ~Sheri

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  19. The poem makes me smile, because the answer of the bee reveals a thankful and wise heart! Because all we have is now:) Many thanks for linking up one these beautiful views with SEASONS - and have a joyful week!

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  20. Glorious is right! Your photos are inspiring and the poem is magical. Thanks Amalia!

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  21. A lovely reminder of the beauty each season brings; to seize and enjoy each day. Your photos and lyrical words, Amalia, are once again....sublime!

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  22. Lovely poem, Amalia. It's a wonderful reminder to be present and enjoy the moments as they come. It looks like you had a great weekend. I hope my spring looks like that when it finally arrives!! ;)

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    1. It was a lovely weekend. It was forecast to rain and the rain held off until Monday morning. The universe was cheering me on :-)

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  23. aaww Look lovely Amalia, the tomatoes, the flowers,and love these jars and the poem :) :)
    xoxoxo

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  24. Wonderful poem and lovely spring shots too.

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  25. Wonderful poem and lovely spring shots too.

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  26. Beautiful words to match beautiful photos!

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  27. Amalia, such fantastic photos!! I'm so glad spring is here. I love your poem!! The wording is very beautiful. :)

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  28. What a great poem! I agree with the bird about it being the one you're in, but I think I'm quite a spring person in recent years. I love the photos of carrots and tomatoes.
    Cathy x

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  29. Oh Amalia that is a lovely poem and just how I feel about the seasons too! I love the different things each one brings. Your photos are beautiful, so colourful and fascinating.
    Happy new week.
    Helen xox

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  30. I smell lilacs, roses, lavender and thyme. The breathtaking moment of your rhyme stops time enough for me to live this moment in joy, knowing another soul loves the march of words. LOVELY! Anita

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  31. It is so true!! We love the season we are in. The better question may be, which season are we looking forward to? Mine is always Fall. Love your gorgeous pictures and sweet poem.

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    1. I look forward to the fall as well. The spring is wonderful but it is followed by a long hot summer, all other seasons are quite short and mild by comparison around here.

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  32. Hello, beautiful collection of images. I love the flowers, horse and the cute poem! The carrots and tomatoes look delicious!
    I am grateful for the time right now. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  33. Your pictures are beautiful and the poem is just lovely! Thank you for sharing these uplifting things with us!

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  34. Dear Amalia,
    Such a joy to visit you this morning as I sit her in my computer nook. I marveled over all of your photos and do you know that I have planted those mulit-color carrots from seeds and they are working so hard to grow:)
    Thank you for this most beautiful reminder to be joyful for every season!
    Many blessing to you for a beautiful week!
    xo
    Jemma

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  35. Dear Amalia:
    Such a gift you have for photography! I loved each photo which take us away to loveliness! Thanks for sharing and linking.

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  36. Such beautiful pictures and the poem to go with it is wonderful and so true! To be happy in any season is a wonderful thing!

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  37. Beautiful !!!
    Have a good week!
    Tina

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  38. Such beautiful and colorful photos! Love that old timey see-saw! And there is nothing quite as beautiful as fresh produce. Have a great week!

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    1. Simple toys are the best! I hope this one is loved.

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  39. I want to come and visit! Such adventures you have, and the amazing array of colors everywhere! You have an eye for the beautiful, unique and colorful... and I have to say that poem is just the cutest! I SO AGREE! I love every season, and enjoy each one while it is here... beautiful Amalia, just beautiful! Have a blessed day!

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    1. Wouldn't that be lovely? You'll come over, we will go on a nice walk, have a coffee or a picnic and talk for hours. Yes, a good plan.

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  40. A prefect poem. I agree. :-)
    Love your photos. I would love to visit you, so much beauty that you share with us. I would love to take it all in person. Thankful you blog it, so I can share in it. :-)

    Carla

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    1. Yes! That would be amazing! I hope you like rust. I've been told my greatest talent is sniffing out rust :-)

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  41. Hi Amalia, beautiful poem and pictures. Love your blog always so positive.

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  42. What lovely photos, Amalia. I love every season and I love your poem, dear one! Enjoy every moment! xo ♥

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  43. oh how sweet is that tub full of flowers!

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  44. Amalia,that is so true, wonderful images and words.
    Sarah

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  45. We could all use a lesson from your little bird Amalia. :)
    There are so many interesting and beautiful photographs in this post!

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  46. Love that poem. Such gorgeous photos of your weekend too. Hx

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  47. Such a lovely poem and excellent photos.

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  48. Pretty images and beautiful poem. Loved your post Amalia. Hope you are having a wonderful Springtime.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  49. That is one clever little birdie, Amalia! I feel much the same. There is beauty in every season, but right now I'm so looking forward to the bright green leaves of spring!

    Gorgeous photos and a wonderful poem to accompany them. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Beautiful poem and breath taking photos!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  51. Such stunning photos and a lovely poem! You've drawn me into the joy of spring!
    Please drop by and say hello!
    ஐღLauraღஐ
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    ...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!
    ~~~~~

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  52. Dear Amalia it appears you are embracing spring fully. I hope you will join the gathering tomorrow at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful week!

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  53. Oh, dear friend. I love your photos so much, for you always capture the simple beauty and pleasures around you and show you are living in the moment. And I share in that moment with you. How I wish that together we could stroll through your beautiful countryside and then find a place to rest where you would then read your sweet poem. How lovely that would be. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. On, lovely indeed! Something to look forward to :-)

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  54. Lovely photos, lovely words...
    Have a lovely day !
    Anna

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  55. Oh Amalia,
    Lovely is just one word and yet I feel more are needed to describe your totally
    Awesome,
    Wonderful
    Brilliant
    Amazing
    Spectacular ... photo's.

    Your last verse is just perfect too

    "And finally she said
    let me answer, dear:
    my favorite must always be
    the time that is here."

    Live in the moment, every day and every way.

    Enjoy these last few days of March and hope April starts well for you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. There are no words, Jan, except thank you.

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  56. Gorgeous eye candy! Thank you for linking up to the Talk of the Town link party.

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  57. What beautiful, beautiful photos! Full of such life and so many good things! I love the poem that you wrote! Such lovely and wise thoughts. to relish the time that we're in. What a sweet and gentle reminder. Thank you <3

    Blessings to you,
    Tamara

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  58. My favorite photo is of the horses...they are beautiful! :) I always enjoy your amazing poetry as well.

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  59. A delightful series of photos here. I enjoyed all of them. The poem was equally wonderful and so true.

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  60. Your poem is one of my favorites. ~smile~
    Love flowers and plants in every kind of container.
    What are the little "trees" just leafing out? (grapevines maybe?).

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    1. A lovely message, Jody, thank you! Yes, these are grape vines. Soon to be sweet grapes or a nice bottle of wine :-)

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  61. Your photos are beautiful, Amalia, and so is your poem. The carrots and tomatoes look so delicious,and the emerging grape vines speak of a full harvest in the fall. There is still snow on the ground where I live in Colorado and spring seems far away, but your photos have brought me a portion of it this evening and your poem is a reminder to enjoy the present as the best time.

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  62. Those pictures are gorgeous! Send some sprng my way, please!

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  63. These are such pleasing and colorful images! I especially love those colored crates. I've never seen anything like those!

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  64. I love your gorgeous photos and the poem. Those pansies are on of my favorites of spring!
    Thanks its always a pleasure to have you share at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  65. Beautiful pictures of flowers and nature. Have a great weekend!

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  66. Glorious spring for sure. And glorious pansies!
    Your poem is beautiful. Your ability to put great meaning in little sentences is amazing. Reading this poem was a pleasure.

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  67. Que belos versos, adorei!!!
    Realmente a melhor estação é a da época! Temos que valorizar cada momento! A minha favorita é o Outono, mas não deixo de valorizar as outras.
    Belíssimas fotos, parabéns!
    Abraços e feliz dia!

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    1. I love the autumn as well, Márcia. It is a tasty appetizer before the full course :-)

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  68. Such a beautiful post, Amalia! I love the top photo best - geraniums are so lovely.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Toni

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  69. Isn't spring such a wonderful time?!! Happy spring and such a lovely poem Amalia!

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  70. Gorgeous photos of your glorious spring! I love that tub of pink geraniums! Your poetry is so beautiful too.
    Blessings,
    Pam

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  71. Wonderful pictures and Happy Spring.

    Hugs Diane

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  72. Wow...your photos look great! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  73. I love these images and words. A pretty picture and poem of spring! Thank you for sharing with us :)

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  74. I agree with the bird!-o
    Each season has it's own beauty.
    I've had enough of Summer and I'm ready for the golden colours and tones of Autumn.
    Each season is beautiful and I tend to live the moment whereever I am.
    Oh Amalia your photographs today are very special.
    My favourites are the geranium in the baby's bath and the old tubular seasaw - I can almost hear the children's squeals of delight as they rocked to and fro!
    Wishing you a happy Spring weekend!
    Shane

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  75. My goodness you get a lot of comments Amalia!! I thought I would never get to the bottom of the page ;)
    I have to agree with that thoughtful little bird. I do so love living in a country with a wide range of changes in each of the four seasons. It gives each day something different to experience. Your photos are beautiful. You seem to find the best of the worn bits and pieces around you. Now that rocking metal boat is something that reminds me of my childhood. My dad made one very similar out of wood (and I only just got rid of it a couple of years ago). Have a wonderful weekend Amalia,
    Wendy xox

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    1. I do have a special fondness for rust :-)
      This is a wonderful comment, Wendy. You are always so kind.

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  76. Gorgeous spring photos! Our weekend is not going to be very spring-like---but looking forward to the season!

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  77. I so enjoyed your words that you have shared and your photos are so, so nice. ♥ Teri

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  78. This post really resonated with people! I had a hard time finding a space to leave a comment ;-0 Love the pictures. We are still waiting for warm weather here in Texas.

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  79. Sweet Amalia, what a beautiful post in photos and words. How I love visiting with you, my friend, as I find you refreshing and a sweet joy!

    Hugs!

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  80. What lovely photos! And the poem, a beautiful thought to live by indeed. Every season has it's beauty. Blessings, Pam in Norway x

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  81. What a perfect answer at the end of your delightful poem! Super selection of colourful photos. Have a good weekend
    Caz xx

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  82. What a perfect answer at the end of your delightful poem! Super selection of colourful photos. Have a good weekend
    Caz xx

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  83. Loved all your photos. The colors in them make my heart sing. I'm lacking in color right now since it's still not looking too spring like around here :) That poem is adorable and makes perfect sense too

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  84. What beautiful photos, and I especially loved reading your poem...such a true ending!

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  85. What a beautiful poem and pictures! Spring is a glorious time and your post captured it beautifully. I loved the old teeter-totter too:) XO - Wendi @H2OBungalow

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  86. Your birds and bees are very smart indeed, for we should enjoy "the time that here." Your sweet poem compliments the beautiful photography. How lovely.
    May your weekend be as lovely.

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  87. Love this cute verse. and the pretty photos too, of course! A post to make one happy :-)

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  88. What a great way to use a bath tub!!!
    Playing catch up with my favorite bloggers!!
    Great shots!!!

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  89. I love the bathtub with flowers and I remember playing on a see saw like that one!

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    1. Me as well! They were fun and didn't even need WI-Fi.

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  90. Oh your photos are beautiful, Amalia...and I really love the poem, too! Happy spring!

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  91. "And finally she said
    let me answer, dear:
    my favorite must always be
    the time that is here."

    Such wise words!
    And beautiful photos.

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  92. The poem is magical, Amalia! We should all remember that sage bird's favorite season :) Lovely photos!

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  93. I love that poem, so sweet! And what beautiful pictures!

    Tania

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  94. Love your photos, Amalia! And, yes, I quite agree, the season that is here is bestest of all!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  95. Wonderful outdoor photos!

    have a lovely new month :)

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  96. Hi Amalia! I love the pictures full of beautiful fruits, flowers and places. The poem is gorgeous!

    Sandra xxx

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  97. Hi Amalia! I love the pictures full of beautiful fruits, flowers and places. The poem is gorgeous!

    Sandra xxx

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  98. Beautiful photographs Amalia. They capture Spring perfectly and in the moment. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  99. You captured so much beauty in these pictures. Those are the biggest carrots ever!! :)

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  100. Such a lovely post! Your photos made me smile and your poem is wonderful! Love, love, love. xo Karen

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  101. Amalia, I loved these photos. Have a great week!

    xo Dianne

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  102. Lovely colours spring-mood ... I can feel the sunlight on my nosetip, and the scent of fresh grass, as I look at your pretty images, Amalia! The colourful boxes make such a fastastic image!

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  103. beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! magical images and words.
    ox

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  104. Boa tarde, minha querida!

    Recebi o prêmio Dardos e tenho que indicar outros blogs para recebê-lo. Indiquei seu blog.
    Veja o post!

    Abraços e feliz semana.

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  105. I love this poem, as always... and these nice photos.
    Congratulations! you're a great artist! have a nice day, my dear Amalia!
    A big hug from the far Catalonia lands!

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  106. I love this poem, as always... and these nice photos.
    Congratulations! you're a great artist! have a nice day, my dear Amalia!
    A big hug from the far Catalonia lands!

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  107. What beautiful pictures, very enjoyable. I love growing pansies too.

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  108. What beautiful pictures, very enjoyable. I love growing pansies too.

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  109. Your pictures make me long for spring even more.....we're supposed to have snow flurries this week:( Love all the nature and the shabby charm. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Hope to see you there again this Thursday! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  110. I enjoy here because of your good post!!!

    akiko

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  111. Love love love this feel-good springtime post!

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  112. You always take such amazing photo's. Love all the colors!
    Best to enjoy the season that is here. For sure.

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  113. Lovely spring-pictures! Beautiful and inspiring!

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  114. Wonderful poem and very interesting pictures:)

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  115. Another sweet poem Amalia! And it looks so beautiful there -- spring is wonderful!

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  116. Gorgeous photos, but your poem eclipsed them all. This is definitely my favourite ever poem of yours, very special and very wise, I think I'll remember this one always.

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