Friday, March 20, 2009

Springtime


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
~Margaret Atwood


Happy Spring Equinox!

20 comments:

polona said...

not so easy for cityfolks...
but yes, tis the season... :)

Tammie Lee said...

Happy Equinox to you too!
It might be a while before I see mud to put my toes into.

SandyCarlson said...

Happy spring to you, too!

Good ol' Margaret is dead on!

soulbrush said...

we are also trying to get into our little garden this week with sunny weather here in london.

Joni said...

Ooh, love this quote and picture. I love those times when you're gardening and the rain just barely begins to sprinkle down and you can hear birds chirping.

(additional decor tip: paint the dust ruffle while it's on the bed and only do the side that's most visible!)
Now you know my secret!

Devika said...

A good message and an apt picture, GZ!

Happy Spring! :)

wishes,
devika

JM said...

What a lovely composition for the March 21st!

kj said...

smell like dirt, look like dirt, feel like dirt, move like dirt. yup--that's me, the happy gardener.

my only problem is my nails, which do not appreciate digging without gloves but i don't want to wear gloves, because then i won't feel the dirt!

Writer on Board said...

Z. When you told me that I smelled like dirt, I thought that you were insulting me. I see now that it was love. Thank you.

Princess Haiku said...

I have a corner of a community garden and am watching my little ballerina poppy seedlings sprout. I also started a kitchen garden and will grow veggies until it's time to put in the chrysanthemums. When I have a significant amount of green I will post a photo or too. Happy Equinox to you Zap. May you embrace the return of the light..

humanobserver said...

Happy spring :)

I love this season very much ...

studio lolo said...

There was a store here years ago that used to sell scents in a bottle and one of them was "dirt." My favorite one was "grass." (The kind you mow!)
They really smelled exactly like they would have in nature. I wish I could bottle salt air ;)

Happy Sunday!
XX

Peter Breese said...

I couldn't agree more!

yoon see said...

Yeah, I longing for the smell:)

Marc said...

Yeah spring!

get zapped said...

polona- we’re lucky in Seattle, we have community gardens. Just find some dirt and dig ☺

Tammie- thanks, at least we benefit from those lovely icy photos of yours!

Sandy- she certainly has a way with words…

soulbrush- fantastic!

Joni- yes, that gentle kiss of PNW mist. Hey, thanks a bunch for the tip!

Devika- best wishes to you. I love you recent posts, but can’t comment…

JM – glad you like it.

Kj- lol, I can totally relate, what’s the use of playing dirt if you can’t feel it?

Writer- who can resist the earthy sent of dirt?

Princess- I can see the little sprouts already ☺ looking forward to your green posts.

humaonO- many thanks!

lolo- you crack me up. How about in Harold and Maude when Maude had the machine of scents, and she gave Harold the one with a snowfall in NYC!

Peter- right on!

Yoon- it will come…

Marc- yippee!

Janice Thomson said...

Amen to that! Now if only spring would get here for good :)

raindog said...

well, that's just a hoot. probably just me, but it cracked me up.

Jagjit said...

i do. :)

Cergie said...

My daughter and her boy friend offered to me a clay tile whith this written on it :

"Geduldig wartend überdauert das Unkraut des Menschen nichtiges Tun"

It's better I show it to you....
I believe you will enjoy it.