“‘Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There’s crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers.”

~ Thomas Hood (English poet, author, and humorist; 1799 – 1845)
Gladly shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife