May 1, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day - May 1

"O the green things growing, the green things growing,

The faint sweet smell of the green things growing!

I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve,

Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing."

- Dinah Maria Mulock Craik -

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887) was an English novelist and poet. She died of heart failure at the age of 61 while preparing for her daughter's wedding. Reportedly, her last words were, "Oh, if I could live four weeks longer! but no matter, no matter!"

My friend, Sue, at UrbanLittleHouse has a great post about gardening that I'd like to share with you. If you visit her blog, you won't be disappointed. I promise.

Happy May Day to everyone and thank you to Carolyn at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago for hosting Garden Bloggers' Muse Day. It's easy to join in. Post a poem, a quote, a photo, your thoughts on gardening or whatever friendly thing is on your mind. Then, leave a comment on Carolyn's blog saying that you've posted. You'll meet a lot of interesting gardeners.



  1. Happy May Day to you! Thanks for the story about Dinah Marie Mulock Craik. What a sweet picture, too!

  2. Very cute picture! Happy May Day!

  3. Oh my goodness, what a cute photo! That is priceless. Thanks for introducing me to Dinah Marie Mulock Craik--so many wonderful poets that never appeared in our literature book:) This time of year I am happy just to watch my "green things growing," too.

  4. ArtCricket2, Lisa, Rose - Thanks for visiting my blog. GBMD has sparked an interest in poetry that I've been missing for a long time. I'm taking my grandson to a poetry night geared to first graders on May 11 at a local coffeehouse. The kids are encouraged to dress in black, berets for the truly hip.

  5. A beautiful photo Donna and I enjoyed the words too. I have not heard of Dinah Marie Mulock Craik so I am off to 'Google' and find out more :)

  6. Donna, I am so glad you stopped by c&l to say hello! You do garden in very different conditions then I do...I was raised in the midwest and after all these years in the middle south can't imagine the cold weather you all have. The photo of the small 'dancers' is delightful...I hope you had a good May Day~~gail

  7. Anna, nice sharing GBMD with the both of you.

  8. Hi Donna and thanks for your wonderful selection for Garden Bloggers' Muse Day.


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