Tag Archives: Spring

The Tales of Spring

Last year I wrote a post containing my favorite quotes from Irish authors in honor of St. Patrick’s day, and now this year I’ve compiled some of my favorite quotes about Spring!

My birthday falls on the first day of spring, plus I’m from the midwest and the winters here are so horribly dreadful, so I may be biased about this season, but I do find so much joy in the spring. It makes me so happy to know I am not alone in the literary world!

Spring is perhaps the best metaphor for any writer of any story. In (almost) every story there is a form of “rebirth” after a time of trial–this is the story’s metaphorical spring.  It’s no surprise, therefore, that springs is a writer’s best friend! It is a time of fresh starts, cool breezes, early sunrises. It is a time to break away from the darkness of winter and embrace the light. See, it really is the perfect season for writing!

Whether it’s poetry, prose or essay, Spring has a dominant presence in literature and here are some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite authors!



365 Days of Joy: Week 14

I’ve decided to do 365 days of joy this year (inspired by the wonderful Raquel Kato, author of the Story of a Rose blog).  Some posts my be long, some may be only a sentence, but the important thing is finding joy in your everyday life, because there are so many things to be joyful about, and I tend to forget that. I’ll be posting one every week, and hopefully, along with joy, I can gain a little consistency in my life. 😉  So here we go, week 14!

no matter how long the winter


Lambert-Joseph has the idea that everything yellow in nature is used to make honey, and today he explained to me how mixing salty things with a dandelion makes honey…he was also very surprised I didn’t know how to already.

I made Chili for the family, and while they said it didn’t smell American, it tasted American 🙂

Elisabeth is really into tickling right now and Lambert-Joseph yells “Picante! Picante!” whenever she tickles him….I have no idea why.


Good Friday–the day the greatest sacrifice known to mankind was made. The joy however, comes from us knowing the end result!


The village had an easter egg hunt at the castle for the kids, and a lot of people came to participate, so that was exciting.

I saw this quote on Facebook, and it gave me chills:

“There is a Great Silence on Earth today, a great silence and stillness. Silence because the King is asleep. God has died in the flesh and Hell trembles with fear.”

Watched LOTR “The Return of the King” because it’s probably one of the most Holy Saturday appropriate movie that I have…I mean, it’s called The Return of the King…that’s straight up Biblical.


Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Today, I was actually a little homesick, as it usually is on Holidays, but that was cured by a nice long convo with the family back home, lots of chocolate, and delicious Georgian wine. Fun fact, Georgia (the Country, not State) is actually where wine originated from.


Lazy Easter Monday= reading a lot, watching copious amounts of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart videos, and a short, but very sweet, Facetime with the big bro, Jack 🙂 Also, this isn’t the first time I have had this, but I want to tell you guys of the greatness of Speculoos butter…OMG it’s a cookie in peanut butter form…it’s AMAZING!


We played outside all day! The weather is beautiful and warm, putting all of us in a good mood! Also, the Minnesota Wild clinched playoff spot–What Up!


Tulip garden trip! Went to the Keurkenhof gardens! You can read more about it on my travel blog by clicking HERE!

Well, that’s my week! This upcoming week I’m getting ready for Mary to come on Wednesday and enjoying the wonderful weather! Hope all is well with everyone back home, or wherever you are!

Pax Ex!