A different tune

"In winter's cold and sparkling snow,
The garden in my mind does grow.
I look outside to blinding white,
And see my tulips blooming bright.
And over there a sweet carnation,
Softly scents my imagination.

On this cold and freezing day,
The Russian sage does gently sway,
And miniature roses perfume the air,
I can see them blooming there.
Though days are short, my vision's clear.
And through the snow, the buds appear.

In my mind, clematis climbs,
And morning glories do entwine.
Woodland phlox and scarlet pinks,
Replace the frost, if I just blink.
My inner eye sees past the snow.
And in my mind, my garden grows."
- Cheryl Magic-Lady, Winter Garden

The sun is shining on the Hilltop and the birds are singing a different tune...

painting..Pierre Sonnard~Dreaming Maid.


GrandmaK said...

Oh, such a lovely and hope filled poem! Thank you!! Have a grand weekend!! Cathy

Miss Sandra said...

How absolutely lovely!!Have a delightful day!!

Jeanne said...

I love your journal and all you post.
Love the birds♥

Barb said...

Sending "warm" thoughts your way.
Happy week-end. Ü
Barb in Texas

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So lovely and the birds singing to me is such a delight.
Love always stopping by here

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I was just thinking of you today, wondering when you were coming home....I have missed you. Tea and Rattus report that all was well in Hilltop and no shenanigans!!!

SOOOOO HAPPY that you are home.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dutchess
So good to have you back home..
Beautiful poem, and I love the sound of the birds.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my dear Dutchess,

I saw you visited Gigi at Tout ce qui brille! She is doing a Can Can just to celebrate your homecoming!!!

Come by later; I am doing a "Dutch Masters".....you are in it, of course! Oh, may I have permission to use a "standard" image from your blog? No artwork, but just maybe one of your beautiful photos that you often use on your posts? I will provide a link to your blog.

So, so happy you are home. I am well and excited because Ruben and I joined a writers' group here in our city! And you should see the Book Arts center on the first floor...wish you were here....

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh you came! My heart to yours, my dearest!!!!! I need to learn Dutch...I think that is a hard language! But beautiful....

Rosie said...

What a lovely poem - I must look again into our white covered garden and imagine all those wonderful spring and summer flowers in bloom. Have agreat weekend:)

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Quite a pretty poem... Perfect. And I absolutely LOVE your new backbround.