With the amount of rain Fethiye had this winter the earth is now primed and
ready for the spring flowers and they are coming through thick and fast.
The spring grass is also providing perfect grazing for Fethiye’s spring lambs and their mothers…
Spring in words and pictures
Along with todays pictures, courtesy of Alec Rylands, we have found some quotes and poetry,
that we think complements today’s photographs rather well:
Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
The snow has not yet left the earth, but spring is already asking to enter your heart.”
Anton Chekov, The Exclamation Mark
How should Spring bring forth a garden on hard stone?
Become earth, that you may grow flowers of many colors.”
Spring in Turkey
Here is a poem from the first half of the 20th century by Turkish poet
Orhan Veli Kanık that calls to mind that feeling we get when spring is in the air.
Baharın İlk Sabahları (The First Days of Spring)
Tüyden hafif olurum böyle sabahlar
Karşı damda bir güneş parçası,
İçimde kuş cıvıltıları, şarkılar;
Bağıra çağıra düşerim yollara;
Döner döner durur başım havalarda.
Sanırım ki günler hep güzel gidecek;
Her sabah böyle bahar;
Ne iş güç gelir aklıma, ne yoksulluğum.
Derim ki: ´Sıkıntılar duradursun!´
Şairliğimle yetinir, Avunurum.
I am lighter than a feather on such mornings,
A patch of sunshine on the opposite roof,
Inside me the chirpings and songs of birds;
I set down the road, screaming, yelling;
My head spins in the air.
I feel that days will always go well;
On all such Spring mornings;
Neither my work comes to mind, nor my poverty
I say: “May all troubles be far, far away!”
I am contented with my poetry.
I have found solace.
Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend wherever you are…