When Nature Resumes Her Loveliness

The beautiful spring came;
And when Nature resumes her loveliness,
The human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs

Spring 2016 Collage Photo: JoHanna Massey

Join me today to celebrate the sun’s direct rays crossing over the Earth’s equator from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere. Both hemispheres and every living creature on them is bathed in equal light today from our beloved sun. Let us celebrate the Northern Hemisphere’s First Day of Spring!

Thank you to Danny at Dream Big Dream Often for including a favorite post The Bright Daybreak of Peace. in his regular series Featured Bloggers. this week. It was one of my favorite posts to compose and write and received much positive attention. Works for today as we bathe in our shared sunlight.Β  First Day of Spring is a perfect day to perfect to visit Β  Dream Big Dream Often.

And a blessed holy day to those celebrating Palm Sunday today. This is also the International Day of Happiness.

Today’s Music: Pharrell Williams- Happy

72 thoughts on “When Nature Resumes Her Loveliness

  1. I noticed the two doves or mourning doves among the photos of pretty flowers, JoHanna. I admire Pharrell Williams and how he has plugged along in music, finally coming into his stride. πŸ™‚ this song is great and i like his philosophy. While talking about music as an art one time he said “It isn’t the kite but the wind that matters.” It seemed like he was expressing gratitude. πŸ™‚

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    1. The doves arrive on the back garden wall in the morning. A Good Morning Reminder of Peace that I enjoyed incorporating into ‘When Nature Resumes Her Loveliness.’

      Thank you for your kind words, support, and sharing the interesting references to Pharrell Williams. 🐞

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  2. Harriet Ann Jacobs is so right, what a wonderful quote. I am so looking forward to all the beauty of Spring, time for Nature to wake up and celebrate one again!! Happy Spring JoHanna and everyone…love your beautiful photos!! 😊

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    1. Thank you for the visit and kind words.

      β€œIs the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
      “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
      ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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    1. The native desert plants in their native settings are just waking up, to a much different schedule than the huge amount of landscaping desert oasis plantings that proliferate here.

      Wishing you and your lovely family a Happy Easter holiday.

      β€œIt is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
      ― Rainer Maria Rilke

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  3. Harriet JacobsΒ΄ introductory verses are beautiful.. and your words are so joyful and positive…
    I hope you have an excellent Spring ahead… It is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, where I am though… But I think it is also a good season…
    All the best to you, dear Johanna!, Aquileana πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you Lynz. The sudden and color filled spring, after a very mild beige winter…the sun constant and clear throughout… has me doing the happy dance and so grateful that we chose to return to the high desert.

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    1. Hello dear Fimnora. Thank you for clapping along. Yes, indeed it is spring for some of us. ANd I am grateful to be here to witness it’s colorful arrival.

      β€œDespite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”
      ― Lilly Pulitzer

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      1. Agreed. If ever you find yourself in the UK you are welcome to drop by! I hope you do not mind I have used your copyright notice to put on my site. I was looking for one online then found yours. I sadly discovered a website adding my work without asking. It really hurt me. It is so important to have a notice. I never realised this could happen. Am going to put it on my site will send you link to ensure you are ok with it.

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        1. Thank you for the invitation. One of the things I adore about WordPress is that I have connected and stay in touch with people from all over the planet since creating my website.

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          1. I agree, I used to be on Twitter and became very depressed with it all and the anononinity. Then I gave this a go. I do feel so at home here. So easy to chat. I send you love. I shall keep tuned to your posts. So expressive.

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        1. Just checked out your notice and it looks most excellent to me.

          I put mine up as well as began imprinting my photos following an incident where I was surprised to find an essay/photos of mine proudly displayed and getting lots of feedback on someone else’s website.

          Not confident that the Notice and the Imprint make a huge difference, but I do believe they are important.

          All my best to you.

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          1. yes it does happen, especially when i used to put photographs on her e without my name on. I do take images from pinterest though. So wonder whether I should? Usually they have the name of the author on there though? I suppose it’s good networking if our names are on it. Have you seen my other site http://www.belleva.co.uk If ever you want a piece on there if you add the reblog button i can add it with so much pleasure. Let me know. x

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        1. Thank you. There is something magical about photographing landscapes in Italy. Takes me to a level of surprise and amazement when looking through the lens. Over and over, can’t get enough. These lines say it best.

          β€œFirst of all, let’s get one thing straight. Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset, olive groves, lemon trees, white wine, and raven-haired girls. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze. It’s alluring, but complicated. It’s the kind of place that can have you fuming and then purring in the space of a hundred meters, or in the course of ten minutes. Italy is the only workshop in the world that can turn out both Botticellis and Berlusconis.”
          ― Beppe Severgnini, La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

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    1. I have no sooner captured these beautiful pink blossoms, than they have now moved onto full leaves. A fast track spring within the man made irrigated landscaping while the native desert blooms appear to take a careful and cautious unfolding of spring grounded in the more natural rhythms.
      May you and Peggy have a most excellent Spring.

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    1. I have just been embracing the joy of being in the high desert for spring and finding it difficult to stay inside. Of course, it has gotten warm early and quickly, and it won’t be very long I bet before we see some triple digit temperatures here.
      All my best to you.

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    1. Oh those doves. I have been making a concerted effort to learn all the buttons and options for my camera. Focusing tightly has been my recent challenge. These doves arrived for several mornings to sit on the back wall of the property and provide me opportunities to work with the camera. What I didn’t count on was just how active and comical these pretty little doves could be while staying within some unseen to me perimeters on the wall.
      Thank you for the visit Bernadette. All my best to you.

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    1. So am I. I am enjoying so much creating positive peace filled posts and sending them out into cyberspace. My own little cyber peace ministry of sorts.

      I find your website to be so interesting and peaceful, enjoy it very much.

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      1. Sometimes I feel that my style is’nt deep or serious enough. Then I remind myself that this world needs as much love and positivity that can be send out there. There’s no need to send out more ‘dark’ than there already is..

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    1. Thank you so very much. Spring is certainly busting out beautiful here this holiday weekend in the high desert.
      Your words of praise are joy to me. All my best to you.

      β€œThe sun just touched the morning;
      The morning, happy thing,
      Supposed that he had come to dwell,
      And life would be all spring.”
      ― Emily Dickinson

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