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What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America



It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~ Mark Twain


Yes, of course you’ll find relief from your allergies if you move to Arizona. But then you’ll discover you’re allergic to everything that grows in the desert…nine months a year. It’s allergy season. Pass the tissues!


Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring? ~ Neltje Blanchan

The bee emerging from deep within the peony departs reluctantly. ~ Basho Matsuo

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”

Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment. ~ Ellis Peters

“Is 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


To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.  ~George Santayana


I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.  ~Claude Monet