Quiet moments: wild flowers and a wall

Preparations for Easter, and for Passover. In the northern hemisphere, the turning of seasons and changeable weather of springtime. Earth Day on its way. Flowering of the earth after winter’s sleep. All of these are part of the contrasts, changes, and celebrations in the spring time of the year.

Here’s a quiet moment of such contrasts, wild flowers and a stone wall in spring in Donegal, in the far northwest of Ireland.

wild flowers and wall donegal ireland

In his song called The Wild Flowers John Spillane, who comes from Cork in Ireland, says

‘Twas the wild flowers I admired
Who never done nothing to you
But driven from the garden
wore their own colours in the spring

which is another thought on the contrasts of spring. Look around you for wild flowers and for the contrasts spring brings to light as you travel through this season.

you might also wish to

hear two rather different versions of John Spillane’s song here from Spillane himself on his album Hey Dreamer and here from Cathie Ryan on her album The Farthest Wave

learn about visiting Donegal

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