Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Stroll Invitation

In the dooryard fronting an old farm-house near the white-wash'd palings,
Stands the lilac-bush tall-growing with heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
with many a pointed blossom rising delicate,
with the perfume strong I love,
With every leaf a miracle - and from this bush in the dooryard,
With delicate-color'd blossoms and heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
A sprig with its flower I break.
~ Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1865

Lilacs are blooming in the village six miles south, and along the highway just a mile from my front door, but my own lilacs are in the "swelling bud" stage. I await their blossoming with great anticipation. I know lilac-time may have come and gone already where some of you live... but perhaps your iris are throwing wide their petal-arms, or perhaps your peonies are drooping with lush heavy blossoms and sweet perfume. We're getting close to those days too, here on my northern hill. The sentiment Walt Whitman expresses about the lilac bush, "every leaf a miracle," I feel that way about the whole garden... and all of nature.

If you have time to stroll today, and if your weather permits, please post about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or side bar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so other strollers can walk through your garden too.
Look who's strolling:
Margaret at Periodic Pearls
Me, here at the Quiet Country House
Cloudhands at Uncarved Block


Crafty Gardener said...

Good morning. I have just added a Swwet Sunday Stroll post to my blog. Hope you have time to visit.

Farmer's Daughter said...

My lilacs are old-fashioned ones transplanted from my husband's parents' house last year. They look like they're not blooming this year, just growing. I look forward to when they will bloom! I plan to stroll today, if the weather cooperates! I'll stop back and let you know when I post.

Farmer's Daughter said...

I got my stroll up!

Margaret Evans Porter said...

A very flowery stroll for me. As usual, I look forward to strolling along with everyone else!

Anonymous said...

The rain finally let up so we went strolling today!

Cloudhands said...

At last, I posted. This going to church uses up so much time on a Sunday, then, before I could post Aunt Sula called and we talked for a good long while. But, I got'er done.

The Mom said...

Farmer's Daughter sent me your direction. I have a stroll up as well.

Aisling said...

Welcome, Mom! I'm off to add you to my list of strollers and to see your stroll!