A Festival of Flowers

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A Festival of flowers

A dance of petals and blooms

A serenade with springtime

Ushering summer in soon.

Wendy/2013

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Spring

dress rehearsal

a floral celebration

of the first morning

Heaven

Wendy/2013

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snowdrops have arrived

white pearls of early springtime

winter adios

Wendy/2013

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In the garden of life

friends are the wind chimes

that ring faithful and true

in winter winds or skies of blue.

Wendy/2013

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years on bended knees

answered prayer calls out my name

faith is rewarded

Wendy/2013

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I was so excited to post some of my flower pictures that I decided to go through my poem satchel and publish a bouquet of them too – so I’d have an excuse to post several sunny shots of spring colors… I hope these made you smile!

Sunny Blessings ~ Wendy

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PS – The second poem is my first Elfje! Β Thank you to a blogger friend for teaching me about these on your blog.

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63 thoughts on “A Festival of Flowers

  1. Beautiful, Wendy! Spring still seems a long way away here, though i have my first snowdrops out in the garden finally πŸ™‚

    1. Sue, I am so glad to hear that you have snowdrops! It has been rainy this week but I look out at the flowers and it seems sunny anyway! Keep your eyes on the flowers…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  2. thanks for the flowers today and your words that accompanied them πŸ™‚ I am heading out the door to do some more shoveling … yikes … I will keep your post in the forefront of my mind … makes the job a little easier πŸ™‚ thank you, Wendy

    1. Thank you, Heidi, for your lovely and gracious comment! It is raining a lot this week, so I’ve set aside my garden spade as I had been turning over the soil in the raised vegetable beds… I’m keeping an eye on the flowers to cheer me up. πŸ˜‰ May we both not injure ourselves as we shovel snow or soil.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  3. Your images are absolutely marvellous, Wendy – a liturgy of joy and beauty; And your words so poetic and full of beauty as well. Thank you. Wonderfully uplifting.

    1. Thank you, Don, for your encouraging comment! I enjoy posting cheerful flowers and words, but like the weather I sometimes post clouds and tears of rain…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy πŸ™‚

  4. Stunning, Wendy!!! One thing I miss about having a snowy winter is these first signs of spring. It would always bring such joy discovering these treasures surfacing from the sleeping ground.
    I think I will go for a walk to the beach looking for our signs of spring here in our 68F/17C degree weather–Hey!!! What am I talking about? I am looking at a sign of spring out my window as a mother dove is relaxing with her fledgling who is having difficulty flying. I will try and post pictures by tomorrow. I’m having a lot of difficulty with my computer right now. Now I’m really rambling.
    I love the photos–especially the first two!!!!
    Cheers from SoCal!
    ~Nina

  5. WOW, Wendy–there’s so much good stuff here, I’m overwhelmed and so blessed!! The flower photos are very welcome–and your poetry amazes me!! Now I think I need to check out that poem form I’m not familiar with–you’ve set me a challenge, maybe! God bless you to overflowing–love, sis Caddo

  6. What a beautiful bouquet of flowers and poems! You out did yourself . .and delighted my heart today! Thank you for the blessings and God bless you!
    p.s. Wendy, would you be interested in a twitter length poetry contest? No entry fee and the payment would be that you won. haha! And you get 20 postcards printed out with your poem on them. I just think you would be good at it. πŸ™‚ I’ll check back later, to see if you’d like the info sent to you!

    1. Thank you sweet Paula! Hugs. Although it’s raining these last few days, I am content to see the flowers shine their hope-filled faces…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

    1. We had a particularly gloomy winter (sunless) and I am so happy to see the flowers… This week has been mostly rainy but I am focused on the blooms now! Thank you for your nice comment, Freya.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  7. a festival indeed!!! simply gorgeous photos Wendy…the words are perfectly in tune with the photos…never heard of an Elfje…will have to check it out… πŸ™‚

  8. Oooh beautiful fantastic flower pictures!! It’s been a long winter, I can’t wait until the parks and forests are full with flowers again! Thanks for sharing, sweet Wendy! πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you, Michael! Congratulations on your award. I do a thank you post occasionally for nominations, as I do not participate in awards any longer. I appreciate you kind gesture.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy πŸ™‚

  9. Some of my daffodils are poking up, but not yet blooms. I need to trim my butterfly bushes, which are sprouting new greens. With spring the joys of the garden.
    A delightful bouquet.

    1. Thank you, Jules, for teaching me about Elfje writing through your blog! My garden is calling out for me too…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy πŸ™‚

    1. Mary, thank you for your kind words. Reading your recent post about the woods has reminded me that I need to visit one of our local forests soon. It’s been two weeks since my last woodland walk.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  10. Gladly! Thanks for stopping by “What’s The Good Word?” and for the likes. I’m enjoying your beautiful photography and words. God bless!

  11. Love your festival of flowers, especially on this first day of spring.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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