After one of the snowiest winters ever (for this part of the country), it is exciting to know that spring is right around the corner! Not willing to wait for its official arrival, we have been adding glimpses of spring all around the house.

We spruced up the couch with spring pillows.

These cute little bunnies were found at the thrift store.

The chair by the piano received a newly recovered seat.

Each year when the daffodils bloom, I am reminded of a favorite poem I learned as a child.

The Daffodils

William Wordsworth

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I wander’d lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host of golden daffodils,

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

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Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the Milky Way,

They stretch’d in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

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The waves beside them danced, but they

Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:—

A poet could not but be gay

In such a jocund company!

I gazed, and gazed, but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:

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For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

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God is so good to graciously give us such delights with each new season!

Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things.”

Jeremiah 14:22