Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Snowy Spirea


By Théophile Gautier

Look at the boughs,
How white they are,
It’s snowing flowers!
Scoffing at the rain,
The sun dries
The weepy willow.
And the sky reflects
In the violets
Its pure colors…
The fly opens its wings
And the dragonfly
With the golden pupils,
And the wasp-like corset,
Unfolding its silky wings,
Has resumed its flight.
The water happily babbles,
The tiny fish wriggles
It’s Springtime again!

These Spirea were cut from one of my daughter's bushes and now the blooms are all just about gone. As you can see some of the blooms in my photos are already turning brown. We have had an unusually warm spring. Sometimes we have frost in late March but not this time. Spirea (Bridal's Veil) is a beautiful flowering bush and one of my favorites. Hope you have a lovely week and a Happy Easter.



These pics are gorgeous! I love buckets full of foliage.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely photos of your Spirea and they look pretty with the galvanized container.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Love your Spirea. The shrub is my favorite and brings to mind days when I was young. Thanks for sharing.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Clara
The poem is lovely and the white spirea blossoms are pretty. I should look for one that has white flowers, all mine are pink.

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Clara
Great spring pictures!!!
Your newest follower!!!
I invite you to visit my world as well...
Blessings Lori

Anonymous said...

So pretty ~ love the delicate white blooms. Happy Easter to you, Clara!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful verse. wishing you a blessed Easter weekend. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I almost forgot to tell you that I LOVE the cottage in the header. Is that your home? laurie

chateau chic said...

Spirea is so pretty. Love how you put the blossoms in the metal bucket. Lovely photos.
I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by.
Mary Alice

Diane said...

Beautiful post, springy and elegant.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Clara your pictures are amazing. Those flowers are stunning and really highlight the beauty of Spring. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.


romance-of-roses said...

Clara, Love, love these gorgeous flowers. White is so beautiful anyway, they are perfect for spring. Hugs...Lu

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I don't think I've ever seen them before. Up here in the Midwest, our daffodils are already finished! Unheard of for this time of year -- unusually warm and lovely here too! Thank you for visiting my blog and following -- please stop back and enter my give away!

Nella said...

Bridal Veil Spirea is a favorite of mine and always captivates me every Spring...It looks gorgeous in wedding florals as well. I wish it didn't turn brown so quickly after blooming though, but it has so many redeeming qualities....Wishing you a Happy Easter season. N.xo

Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous! And don't they smell wonderful, too??

xoxo laurie

Sherry said...

This used to grow on the farm where I grew up. it was a foundation planting to an old Victorian farmhouse I played in. I so miss it and enjoy seeing it right now. It is in bloom all over town around older homes. Just beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Linda said...

When my husband and I first moved into our home 20 years or so ago, some of the first shrubs we planted were Bridal Veil spirea! I've had to cut them back over the years but they still bloom profusely, and they are beautiful. Where we live, they normally burst into bloom in June - one of the most popular months for weddings! I love how they look in the metal bucket. And, now I can't wait for them to return to life. Happy Spring!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous blooms!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm an ex-pat Northern Hemispherer entering a Southern Hemisphere Autumn. Your verses and pictures were almost TOO nostalgic!

Pie said...

These are so pretty. Happy Blue Monday.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi, I'm coming over from Blue Monday. These are so beautiful! We are still having very cold weather here, and the pouring rains yesterday wreaked havoc on our beautiful flowering trees. So nice to see your pictures and read your poetry. Linda

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~