Monday, April 8, 2019

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: A nice day out.

76 comments:

  1. That's a lovely thought to go with your pretty photos! We should all be smart enough to enjoy whatever season is currently here.

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  2. A beautiful poem to go with beautiful photos. That food looks delicious. xx

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  3. I love those words because they absolutely ring true. Jo x

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  4. I will try to remember your beautiful poem when Winter blasts forth in my little world. Gorgeous photos, Amalia♥

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  5. I love the poem and the bird gave an excellent answer. You made me hungry with all the food pictures.

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  6. Amalia, I love the photos! And you are so right with your poem, always enjoy the current season of life for it changes so quickly! Love and hugs sweet friend!

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  7. The time that is here....oh how perfect that is to remember! I'm loving Spring right now and it's not even my favorite season! The tiny snail you photographed sure is pretty! And I love seeing those horses. Enjoy your day sweet friend!

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  8. The way we should live ur lives..in the moment:)If those are Bostocks I am reaching in:)

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    1. I think they are. They are made with almond and very nice :-)

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  9. Seriously you are so talented. I love this poem. A great message for us all.

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  10. Oh Amalia, your poem is really beautiful.
    And as always, your series of photos about the wonders of nature and delicious food are smashing.

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  11. This is lovely and love the pictures ! Is really true, is true each season is different I love autumn but spring is wonderful !
    Hugs

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  12. Un post estupendo! Gracias por tu visita! 🥀🥀🥀

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  13. This poem is my favorite!So sweet!Lovely pictures too!Hugs!

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  14. Thank you sooooooooooooooooo much for sharing the glimpse of your such magical surroundings dear Amalia!

    you live in such a lovely part of land :)

    amazing images brightened my day :)

    you capture the everything so nicely ,goat turning her face to the camera made me smile

    dishes look so INVITING!!!

    and what a delightful poem!
    hugs!

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  15. You live in such a beautiful country Amalia. The animals, the vines, the distant mountains, all look wonderful. As do the little cakes to finish, they look delicious. Your poem is very charming, always a treat.

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  16. Looks like a wonderful day out!! Love the poem, that is the only way to think of it, that whatever is now is what's good, to appreciate the now, but I will have to say in the winter I do long for spring :)

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  17. Amalia, your photos are lovely. Your poem is beautiful and one that we all need to remember! Thank you for sharing your wisdom through poetry. xo

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  18. Of all of your many wonderful posts
    This, Dear One, I love the most.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us! 🤗

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    1. Of all your comments, I do not jest,
      this one, dear friend, may yet be the best :-)

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  19. Well I couldn't agree more with your poem Amalia! I love seasons and find things about them to look and wait for when the time is right!

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  20. How lovely....serene and thankful like...I am glad I came by. Your pictures are beautiful expressions of art..🥰

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  21. I love the poem and the last line. It's wonderful. And of course your photos are lovely and really tell a wonderful story of where you are and things you love to see. Enjoy your week!

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  22. Such nice pictures! And neat poem. Thanks!

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  23. What a fabulous selection of photographs here.
    I also enjoyed your poem and would agree "my favourite must always be the time that is here".. we must make the most of every minute, every day.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Lovely photos, sweet poem! I always enjoy your posts so much!

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  25. I enjoyed looking at the beautiful photos and I like the poem.

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  26. The bird gave a very wise answer. There is much to savour in every season. What a lovely day out you enjoyed. I'm glad to see more of the countryside. The food looks delicious.

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    1. Most of the photos were taken in two nature reserves - The Round Mountain and The Fairy Forest. Worth visiting for the names alone :-)

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  28. Your poem is so beautiful with your lovely pictures!!
    I read the last line, and I cried happy tears :)
    Thank you, Amalia <3

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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    1. I'm feeling a little teary myself, Akiko. Thank you!

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  29. You wrote the poem so beautifully, and said exactly what I think too... there is something perfectly lovely about each season, although winter certainly drags out its welcome a bit too long, ha! What a lovely day to be out, such sweet delights you shared, an amazing salad, dinner, beautiful views, flowers, and pretties to look at! Delightful, all of it!

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  30. I love each season, but miss Fall so much living in Florida. I love the glimpses of your life.

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  31. Such interesting pictures, Amalia, especially that heart-shaped leaf with the snail. And the bird's answer is simply wonderful. To appreciate the season that we're in is beautiful. : )

    ~Sheri

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  32. Beautiful photos Amalia, I love the goats and the snail :-)

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  33. Gorgeous, wonderful poem, Amalia! And what a great day! Good foods and beautiful nature... :-)
    Hugs! ⚘⚘⚘

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  34. Tis true - live in the moment! Lovely photos and love the poem!
    Wren x

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  35. Such a wonderful poem, Amalia, and so very true! Love all the spring scenes and delicious treats! Sending hugs xo Karen

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  36. So, so true! The best season is now! Love the poem and all the spring photos. Take care.

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  37. Bom dia, excelente variedade de belas foto, assim como, o poema.
    AG

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  38. What a wonderful series of photos!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/04/springtime-is-glorious.html

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  39. Thank you for coming by my blog now I have found your blog. I love all the beautiful pictures. Those goats are so adorable. I love the looks on their faces. Such personalities. Happy Wednesday.
    Kris

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  40. Beautiful poem about enjoying the now and live in the moment. And great pictures. Anna x

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  41. Te devuelvo la visita, no sin antes recorrer parte de tus publicaciones y todas ellas me han encantado.

    Coincido con tu blog en el año de comienzo, también yo comencé a publicar en el 2011.

    Referente a esta última entrada te diré que me ha parecido muy buena historia la del texto y tus imágenes muy bien encuadradas, con mucha variedad e interés.

    Besos

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  42. How much your poem fits with All the Seasons - I love it! As well as your images - they are a delight! Smiled at the river, the horses, and the mountain of food, no diet here:):) Thank you much, what a beautiful post, Amalia!

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  43. I love the rhythm and message of your poem. I imagine the buzzing and chirping of the duo. Your photos are wonderful, too. :-)

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  44. Your chosen food always makes me wish I was lunching with you!
    What is the yellow sauce in the small bowl? And its accompaniment?

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    1. The patty is called Kibbeh and is a dish made of bulgur, minced onions, and finely ground beef. It is served with Tahini and is savory and delicious.

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  45. I love the poem ! Those cakes. I want one. Thanks for sharing so many lovely images.
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-lamb-of-god.html

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  46. Thank you for your visit to my blog Amalia! Your photos are lovely as is the poem! I have to say that I would probably disagree with the bird . . . I'm not a fan of winter (probably because I live in the north!). I love this time of year around here though . . . watching everything turn green and the flowers start to bloom and hearing the birds singing all day long!

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  47. Dear Amalia,
    such a nice poem and wonderful fotos of a beautiful country!
    Hugs, Christine

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  48. Love the insightful message of your cute poem.

    The food pics also made me hungry.

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  49. A wonderful poem, there's beauty to be found in every season. Those goats are so cute.

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  50. The poem is just beautiful, I usually say Spring is my favourite, all that new life and hope. But then in summer I think maybe it is summer, and in autumn I love all the colours and crisp bright mornings, and then I do love coming in a getting all cozy indoors on a cold winter day. I think maybe I'm with the bird and the best is always the time that is here!

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  51. ...Amalia, a wonderful collection of details of your surroundings. Taking time to enjoy these small part of life make everything more enjoyable. Keep checking things out, enjoy your weekend.

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  52. Amalia, thank you for this wonderful collection of those things to enjoy that we might overlook! Enjoy your weekend!

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  53. Amalia, I love the poem! And the photos. Would love to be along on that horseback ride.

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  54. Loving your pics. Love the season of color.

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  55. Hi Amalia. I come to see yours pictures again, how are you doing? and these little tarts with toasted almonds what are ? they look delicious, hugs!

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  56. Lovely photos and the verse is fabulous, I just love it. Hope all is well with you, have a good weekend,Diane

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  57. Wow Amalia, your pictures are amazing. The food and verse are fabulous.

    Hugs Diane

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  58. Thanks so much for stopping by!! Beautiful photos and post!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  59. Thank you for this lovely poem and always your welcome comments. I think this poem is your, but I'm not sure. If you agree I would it post on my blog - it's fantastic.

    I love the pretty Header!

    Have a nice weekend.
    Heidrun xxx

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    1. Yes, the poem is mine. All the poems on my blog are written by me.

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  60. Fabulous countryside pictures ...It's so exciting to experience new places through pictures... and your poem is so delightful. Have a beautiful week-end... Hugs

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  61. It's so lovely to see abundant signs of spring! We're tired of the rain around here, but that just makes the sunny days so much more enjoyable. Hope you're having a nice weekend!

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  62. A beautiful poem, Amalia! Enjoyed all of your lovely spring pictures!

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  63. Todas as estações têm a sua beleza.
    Lindas fotos!

    Beijinhos:))

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  64. You are so right -- we need to look at and really see what is around us and be present in the moment. Your poem is lovely and the photos truly do speak to a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  65. beautiful flowers and views.
    thank you for sharing your photos of lovely Israel

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