I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face.
Langston Hughes

Spring is when life’s alive in everything.
Christina Rossetti

Sitting quietly, doing nothing,

Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
Lao Tzu

Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms… Virgil

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
Helen Keller

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spring is the time of plans and projects.
Leo Tolstoy

Ehlert, Lois. Waiting for Wings. Harcourt, 2001.

Tan, Shaun. The Red Tree. Simply Read Books, 2008, c2001.

Almond, David. Skellig. Delacorte Press, 1998.

Garrigue, Sheila. The Eternal Spring of Mr. Ito. Bradbury Press, 1985.

Lawson, Robert. Rabbit Hill. Viking Press, c1944.

Pastel mushrooms courtesy of Morgan, tesselated collage courtesy of Ilar, and tesselated drawing courtesy of Ina.