When April scatters charms of primrose gold
Among the copper leaves in thickets old
And singing skylarks from the meadows rise
To twinkle like black stars in sunny skies.
When I can hear the small woodpecker ring
Time on a tree for all the birds that sing
And hear the pleasant cuckoo, loud and long-
The simple bird that thinks two notes a song.
When I can hear the woodland brook, that could
Not drown a babe, with all his threatening mood.
Upon these banks the violets make their home
And let a few small strawberry blossoms come.
When I go forth on such a pleasant day,
One breath outdoors takes all my cares away
It goes like heavy smoke, when flames take hold
Of wood that's green and fill a grate with gold.
- JUST BLOOMED TODAY
- GARDEN UPDATE
- SIGNS OF THE TIMES
- GARDEN GIGGLE
- GARDEN GAMES
|Used Shutters found at a yard sale make a cute windowbox|
|A darling planting bench made from an old door and an old table. The sunflower is made from a recycled hog feeder pan, a metal garden stake and some old hose.|
|A recycled chicken feeder makes a great planter.|
|A glass lampshade with pre-drilled holes flipped upside-down makes a great birdbath/feeder|