Thursday, May 22, 2014

To the Dandelion

Dandelions, NJ May 2014

Dear common flower, that grow'st beside the way,
Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold,
First pledge of blithesome May,

Which not the rich earth's ample ground
May match in wealth, thou art more dear to me
Than all the prouder summer-blooms may be.
                    - James Lowell

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Cherry Tree

Easter 2014, Branch Brook Park, NJ

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.