Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Play




Mother Nature presents seasons like acts in a play. Occasionally drawing the curtain ever so slightly to yield a glimpse of what is yet to come...

Below the stage sits the orchestra, instruments ready tuning and practicing softly... preparing for the accompaniment .The old season may linger not yet mellowed to share the stage with Spring.But she has a predilection to dominate the performance and will not remain in seclusion much longer.

And so with the melting of the snow, the drawing of the curtain one can observe little green shoots of the snowdrops peeking out from the cold, dark earth. The birdsong, the orchestra takes on a more alluring pitch... eventually filling the garden with its symphony. The sun will shine brightly casting down its warmth.Nest building is waiting in the wings complimenting the performance.


Soon spring will surround us and we'll be shrouded in her beauty once more...

* Pics from inside the Niagara Parkway conservatory taken this past weekend by my daughter.

17 comments:

TRES BELLE said...

I would imagine that you are ready for the warmth of the sun,the buds bursting open, the medley of scents and colors that says "It's Spring". I know I am.

Good to hear from you and thanks for letting me know all is well with you and your family.

Kris

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, what a beautiful post. I am so looking forward to Spring. Thank you for glimpses of our new chapter.
Karen

Lori said...

those pictures make my heart sing...i can't wait for spring!!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh what a totally lovely entry! Thank you so much.

It's the time of year, when winter gets long. And when we begin to grump a bit. Even though we usually enjoy whatever season is here.

But oh my, that does get hard, when winter gets long. Thank you for this entry!

Aunt Amelia
"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."
~Jane Austen

Doreen said...

Oh my goodness..the picture of the snowdrops is SO beautiful...I love it. I also adore the photo of the mirror in the sidebar with the blue dress...beautiful:)

Hugs,
Doreen

The Victorian Parlor said...

What a beautiful post. I found myself actually relaxing as I read your lovely words and looked at the marvels of God's creations.

Fern said...

Hello Susan, all is well in Lakeland thank you, just a bit busy!
A wonderful post, you have captured the mood here today too, it seems spring is just around the corner.
The frozen snowdrops in the photo are amazing.
I hope you have a lovely weekend too.

Annabelle said...

Niagara Parkway Conservatory ...oh I remember it well as a child my mom and I used to go there many Sundays. I miss Niagra Falls, it is my favorite place I have ever lived in.Looking forward to a beautiful Spring.
Hugs Annabelle

Lesley said...

Dear Susan,
So here are the snowdrops you mentioned! How lovely....please tell you daughter how gorgeous her photographs are and please know how glad I am to
have "made your acquaintance".

With wishes for a peaceful end-of-winter,

Lesley

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Susan these photos are just stunning...especially the little snowdrops coming out from under the ice...I have never seen that before...exquisite!!!This post brought to me the saying...One is nearer God's Heart in a garden, Than anywhere else on Earth~Dorothy Frances Gurney~May you enjoy the lead up to Spring...one of the most joyous Seasons...as we gradually greet Autumn...Dzintra XX
Do you know where your relatives are in the land of Oz?

Heather said...

*sigh* I am longing for spring!

Ottilias Veranda said...

Thanks for visiting me! Here I can see what I long for so much right now when the snow just keeps on falling and falling.
I have been to Historic Niagara but that was a couple of years ago..-95 to be exact. I liked it very much as i like everything with a bit of history...I recall running from one shop cross the street to another and so on...while my mail travelcompanions wondered what I was doing! So much to discover...so little time!

Liisa

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh, what beautiful colors of spring...I am very ready for warmth and sunshine. Thank you for the wonderfully colorful post Pinkie

Ali ~ Betty & Violet said...

What a beautiful blog ~ I'm so glad I found you. Your photos are lovely and here under the grey skies of England it reminds me that spring might just be around the corner...

Laume said...

That icy and snowdrops photo is stunning. I found violets yesterday beneath my bedroom window. A sign that the seasons are indeed turning.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Dzintra lead me here to your blog, and I'm so glad she did! Its Gorgeous. I've only been to Niagra once... many years ago when my oldest son was only 18 months old. I could've stood over that majestic water's edge for hours, maybe days! Awesome wonder and largeness.

You are so fortunate to have access to all that wonderful fabric history ... If it were my job, I'm afraid I'd be hording piles and not sharing it much. (: Vicki

Karen from A`Musements said...

Oh my goodness... Miss Jackie has a great eye for the photography, doesn't she? The snowdrops are wonderful... a favorite of mine (too) and won't it be wonderful to see just enough sun to allow them to raise their little heads out of the ice? Beautiful pictures!
xoxo
Karen