Hyacinths, purple and sweet, have blossomed in the front garden.

They are always a sign of April to me, also a wisp of hope after a long winter.

This year, they are blooming quite early but are still a delight to see.

Hyacinths have long been a source of inspiration.

Centuries ago these words were written:

“If Of Thy Mortal Goods thou art bereft, and from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the dole Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul”
Moslih Eddin Saadi

It is one quote that has stayed with me since high school.

Do yo have a spring flower that inspires you?


Observations On Earth Hour

Not many days left now until we stop for an hour to really think about our precious planet during Earth Hour 2012. For a few years now, I have celebrated this 60 minute celebration. As is my way, I have reflected with some words, leading to poetry. Here is a link to last year’s poem: Observations On Earth Hour.

This year, I have made a lantern, virtually, at the site to celebrate Earth Hour.

Virtual lantern 2012!

I chose the colour green to represent the life here on earth, beneath the stars and nourished by raindrops. It is a combination that is the music of our existence.

Try making your own lantern.

Work with your children or neighbours to design these special lights. You can check it out at http://www.earthhour.org/page/fun-stuff/virtual-lantern .

Have a great week!

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