Monday, 3 March 2014

Spring Flowers from The Graphics Fairy

Although it is not officially Spring, some  Spring flowers are appearing, and when the sun shines,
it feels that Winter is on its way out.
Here are some beautiful flower images from The Graphics Fairy, which Karen says come
from an Antique Botanical Wildflower Book, Circa 1860.

Clip Art of Spring Flowers - Grape HyacinthClip Art of Spring Flowers SnowdropClip Art of Spring Flowers Daffodil

 I was reminded of a couple of quotations by Shakespeare about daffodils, both from The Winter's Tale.

When daffodils begin to peer,
With heigh! the doxy over the dale,
Why, then comes in the sweet o' the year;
For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale.
The Winter's Tale (4.3.1-4)

That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
The Winter's Tale (4.4.133-50)