today’s doodle – tulips

thoughts of spring...

thoughts of spring…

A very quick doodle today… it has been much too long since I posted! … and I want to celebrate my five year blogiversary!!! Also, I am just getting used to a new computer – it will be fun to figure out what I can do with all it can do!

UPDATE: New poem from Tom for this doodle capturing exactly the feeling of the image!

Imaginary tulips rising high
above the snows whose depth is all too real.
Still they stand, a flag that proudly flies
expressing all that everyone must feel:
BEGONE ye winter snows! Your time is done!
Enough already! Damnit! GO AWAY!
Will will not yield to ice and cold that stuns,
however loudly you must have your say.
In this slog toward springtime we will win,
time and chance are fully on our side.
So though we greet new storms with some chagrin
the only thing that’s wounded is our pride.
Steadfast we stand, the True North strong and free!
O Winter never will we yield to thee.

image (cc) 2014 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2014 TJ Radcliffe

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8 Responses to “today’s doodle – tulips”

  1. is it tulip time already?

  2. Imaginary tulips rising high
    above the snows whose depth is all too real.
    Still they stand, a flag that proudly flies
    expressing all that everyone must feel:
    BEGONE ye winter snows! Your time is done!
    Enough already! Damnit! GO AWAY!
    Will will not yield to ice and cold that stuns,
    however loudly you must have your say.
    In this slog toward springtime we will win,
    time and chance are fully on our side.
    So though we greet new storms with some chagrin
    the only thing that’s wounded is our pride.
    Steadfast we stand, the True North strong and free!
    O Winter never will we yield to thee.
    :-)

    I write this as someone who is writing from a place where the cherry trees are in blossom and we’ve had snowdrops, daffodils and tulips up for a month. But after 30 years of Ontario winters–plus a year in Winterpeg–I’m happy to stand with my fellow Canadians against this endless season of snows!

  3. Beautiful spring preview! Welcome back!!

  4. Wonderful image and poetry.

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