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 lamb with mother

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:

Spring in fethiye

 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

"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.

spring in fethiye

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.

How should Spring bring forth a garden on hard stone?

Become earth, that you may grow flowers of many colors.”

Rumi

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.

Orhan Veli Kanık

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.

Orhan Veli Kanık

Sanırım ki günler hep güzel gidecek;

Her sabah böyle bahar;

Ne iş güç gelir aklıma, ne yoksulluğum.

Derim ki: ´Sıkıntılar duradursun!´

Şairliğimle yetinir, Avunurum.

Orhan Veli Kanık

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.

Orhan Veli Kanık

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.

 Orhan Veli Kanık

 

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend wherever you are…

 

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