Spring Flower People for Wednesday Whimsy

005Since we’re in Spring now, I’ll share some Victorian trade cards with flower irisaltpeople and people dressed as flowers….iris are my favorite flowers (well, along with roses) and I fell in love with these two Iris Knights to the left. To the right is a photo I took on my morning walk the other day.

I also love pussy willows (or “catkins”), which my mother and I used to gather for bouquets when we lived in upstate New York. Here’s a stanza from a particularly apt poem:

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???????????????????????????????“I sometimes think the Pussy-Willows grey
Are Angel Kittens who have lost their way,
And every Bulrush on the river bank
A Cat-Tail from some lovely Cat astray.”

― Oliver Herford, Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten

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“In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”  Mark Twain

“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” Rainer Maria Rilke

This one isn’t exactly about Spring the season, but I like it :“For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.” Ellis Peters

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4 comments on “Spring Flower People for Wednesday Whimsy

  1. So very, very much to love here! The iris, the pussy-willows, the pansies, the poetry, the mention of upstate New York, where it’s currently cold, foggy and ready to rain or snow, but the robins are chirping in the backyard, and the Canada geese are returning, although I’ve yet to see the true sign of spring – a red-winged blackbird…).

    You might enjoy this recent post of mine, for the irises…

    http://shanjeniah.com/2015/03/15/shifting-spring-vision-march-15-2015/

    I would love to reblog this post, if you’re okay with that. If not, I’m for sure sharing the link around…some of us could use some spring, this year! =)

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