lovely lovely lovely

All day it has been so gorgeous, and I think it's particularly fitting my poem at the London Underground's Poem for the Day page was this one by Emily Dickinson:

I taste a liquor never brewed -
From Tankards scooped in Pearl -
Not all the Vats upon the Rhine
Yield such an Alcohol!

Inebriate of Air - am I -
And Debauchee of Dew -
Reeling - thro endless summer days -
From inns of Molten Blue -

When "Landlords" turn the drunken Bee
Out of the Foxglove's door -
When butterflues - renounce their "drams" -
I shall but drink the more!

Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats -
And Saints - to windows run -
To see the little Tippler
Leaning against the - Sun -

Landlady J and I decided we just couldn't take it anymore. She's working on a dissertation about rocks at the minute, so she's probably hating life a lot more than I am. We drove up to the Outwoods and spent an hour hiking around amongst the bluebells. Turns out they're a protected flower here because 20 years ago they started getting rare. Only now that you're not allowed to pick them they are spreading out, which I have no problem with.

Check out the pictures! It's like that part in The Secret Garden where suddenly all the pretty flowers just appear in the woods. Oh! (claps hand over mouth and starts the tear wave at the preciousness of it all)

Anyway, enjoy, and I hope it's sunny where you are!


The Walrus said... [reply]

they're protected are they? wow. I never bothered picking them because it just seemed wrong.

Desmama said... [reply]

They are truly beautiful. I thought the ones in Texas were pretty till I saw these pictures. Bah, Texas! (I'm not bitter, really.)

Kelly said... [reply]

Oh beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

daltongirl said... [reply]

Lovely! Lovely, lovely, lovely. Just like a fairyland! PORK, Mother!

Streets of Belfast said... [reply]

I went out to pretend that it was a lovely, warm day, but then it startd raining on me and I was driven back indoors to be productive (i.e. read your blog). I've been told that doffodils are protected here, but I hadn't believed them until your comment about the bluebells.

CoolMom said... [reply]

I'm glad someone is having nice weather, etc. I think if the sun shined here for more than one minute the world might come to an end. But hey, who cares anyway???

Sorry to be so negative but it's really getting to me. It's supposed to be getting nicer here and it ain't!!!!

E said... [reply]

It looks like the bluebells on my street. Best state flower ever!

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

Thanks for the beautiful pics. They really are quite amazing.

foodie said... [reply]

At least where you are there is green grass, and flowers instead of weeds, more weeeds, and uhm...a little blue pond which makes things a little nicer looking.

Outside my new "hole" as I have deemed it, I keep stepping on stupid cockleburs which then I drag inside and step on all over again with my bare feet.

Gorgeous pictures though. Maybe soon, I can get some halfway decent pics of my new home to post up.

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