Thursday, 20 March 2014

Let's Celebrate - It's Spring

It's officially the first day of spring but I think the quote by Henry Van Dyke probably sums it up : "The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."
However, we are going to be optimistic that the gorgeous weather of last week will return and in the meantime here are a few more quotes and some songs to get you in the mood.
"In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours."  -- Mark Twain
Here Comes the Sun - - the Beatles
"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers." -- Thomas Tusser
Walking on Sunshine -- Katrina and the Waves
"A little madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King." -- Emily Dickinson
Beautiful Day - - U2
"I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees." -- Pablo Neruda
Morning has Broken -- Cat Stevens
"Spring is God's way of saying, 'One more time!'" -- Robert Orben
Spring Fever -- Elvis Presley
"It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" -- Mark Twain
Spring Vacation -- the Beach Boys
"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?" -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Feelin' Groovy -- Simon and Garfunkel
"The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day." -- Robert Frost
Sunshine of Your Life --Cream
"Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!" -- Sitting Bull
Sunny -- Bobby Hebb
"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"" -- Robin Williams
You are the Sunshine of my Life -- Stevie Wonder
"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring.  Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth?" -- Edward Giobbi
Zip a dee doo dah -- James Baskett
"Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes." -- Carl Friedrich Gauss
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming." -- Pablo Neruda
Sunshine on my Shoulders - John Denver
"Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring." -- Terri Guillemets
Do you have a song or quote that sums up Spring for you?  Do tell us and leave a comment.
And of course, we couldn't let the opportunity pass without sharing some of our favourite photos of babes wearing our spring time hats.

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