Spring Garden, Spring Planting and Langston Hughes

30 Mar

Sunshine and ‘silver rain’ again today and the garden is really flourishing – all sorts of Narcissi, Fritillaria, Forget-me-nots, Tulips and Armandii. IMG_9763









This kind of Spring Garden also appeals to me.

Planting your spring garden

This delightful poem by Langston Hughes describes today and the rain on Spring flowers just perfectly.  It also fits the criteria for this week’s Photo Challenge – “Share a photograph inspired by a favourite poem, verse, story, or song lyric.”  The above photos of the Fritillaria and the Tulip with silver raindrops fit the bill. For others in this week’s Challenge, click here. Such a perfect challenge for me this week, a poem and photos – bliss!


In Time of Silver Rain by Langston Hughes

In time of silver rain
The earth puts forth new life again,
Green grasses grow
And flowers lift their heads,
And over all the plain
The wonder spreads

Of Life,
Of Life,
Of life!

In time of silver rain
The butterflies lift silken wings
To catch a rainbow cry,
And trees put forth new leaves to sing
In joy beneath the sky
As down the roadway
Passing boys and girls
Go singing, too,

In time of silver rain When spring
And life
Are new.



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11 responses to “Spring Garden, Spring Planting and Langston Hughes

  1. viveka

    March 31, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    This is one thing I miss about UK … the early spring and the bluebells. Beautiful and hopefull post.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you. I just love that poem, so right for a bright and showery day in Spring. 🙂

      • viveka

        March 31, 2016 at 12:44 pm

        I think Spring is the season we all love – where ever we live. And we can’t get enough of it.

  2. utesmile

    March 31, 2016 at 7:58 am

    What amazing pictures of beautiful flowers.And a great poem!

  3. arlene

    March 31, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Beautiful 🙂

  4. greenbenchramblings

    March 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Beautiful photos especially the bee on the muscari and the water droplets on the fritillery.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2016 at 6:37 am

      Those were my favourites too. Thank you for your comments.

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm


  6. ladysighs

    March 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Enjoyed the pictures, Guide for Daily Living and Poem 🙂


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