Monday, April 7, 2014

bonjour spring

thank you for finally showing up.

the magnolias are magnificent.  (we found the perfect one with fuchsia petals for gypsy hill.)

thank you for garden shops and the color green.

thank you for wellies, puddles and cherry blossoms.

thank you for perfect afternoons at the flea market.

thank you for easter egg radishes with butter and pink salt.

thank you for rainy day naps with the pups and endless episodes of the paradise.

thank you for ranunculus and anemones in blue mason jars.  when i look at them i catch my breath.

thank you for reminding me that all dark things end eventually and that light and colour and warmth and joy are always within our reach.

and for these words:

ten thousand flowers in spring,
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.
if your mind is not clouded by unnecessary things
this is the best season of your life.

-wumen huikai