Wednesday, March 17, 2010
For oft when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude
And then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils
It's almost time for the annual Tulip Festival here in the Skagit Valley - People come from all over the world to enjoy the riot of colors, losing themselves in acres of tulips and daffodils of every variety and color. As I drive through the farmland, the tall, sprightly stalks of the daffodils just cracking color wave fancifully at me. My heart fills with the lightness of a promise fulfilled... Spring is here! And life is good!