Showing posts with label Seasons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seasons. Show all posts

March 01, 2024

And then came March

A quote from Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery: And then came March, with its mad, galloping winds...

"And then came March, with its mad, galloping winds..."

-L.M. Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush



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Created March 1, 2024.

February 01, 2024

a diamond winter day in February

A quote from The Golden Road by L.M. Montgomery: It was a diamond winter day in February—clear, cold, hard, brilliant.

"It was a diamond winter day in February—clear, cold, hard, brilliant."

-L.M. Montgomery
The Golden Road



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Created February 1, 2024.

January 18, 2024

the January winds whined

A quote from Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery: After Christmas the snow went away and the January winds whined over cold, hard-frozen pastures and through grey, cold trees.

"After Christmas the snow went away and the January winds whined over cold, hard-frozen pastures and through grey, cold trees."

-L.M. Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush



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Created January 18, 2024.

November 24, 2023

November—with uncanny witchery

A quote from The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery: November—with uncanny witchery in its changed trees. With murky red sunsets flaming in smoky crimson behind the westering hills. With dear days when the austere woods were beautiful and gracious in a dignified serenity of folded hands and closed eyes—days full of a fine, pale sunshine that sifted through the late, leafless gold of the juniper-trees and glimmered among the grey beeches, lighting up evergreen banks of moss and washing the colonnades of the pines.

"November—with uncanny witchery in its changed trees. With murky red sunsets flaming in smoky crimson behind the westering hills. With dear days when the austere woods were beautiful and gracious in a dignified serenity of folded hands and closed eyes—days full of a fine, pale sunshine that sifted through the late, leafless gold of the juniper-trees and glimmered among the grey beeches, lighting up evergreen banks of moss and washing the colonnades of the pines."

-L.M. Montgomery
The Blue Castle


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Created November 24, 2023.

April 20, 2023

One late April evening

A quote about April and spring by L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables.

"Marilla, walking home one late April evening from an Aid meeting, realized that the winter was over and gone with the thrill of delight that spring never fails to bring to the oldest and saddest as well as to the youngest and merriest."

-L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables


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Created April 20, 2023.

January 28, 2023

January so far has been a month of cold gray days

A quote about cold, grey, January days by L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Windy Poplars.

"January 28th.

January so far has been a month of cold gray days, with an occasional storm whirling across the harbor and filling Spook's Lane with drifts. But last night we had a silver thaw and today the sun shone."

-L.M. Montgomery
Anne Shirley in Anne of Windy Poplars


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Created January 28, 2023.

November 22, 2022

Even in grey November...

A quote on grey November by L.M. Montgomery in A Tangled Web.

"Spring would come back even in grey November and her poor, cold, dead, little heart would beat again."

-L.M. Montgomery
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Created November 22, 2022.

November 12, 2022

The Winter Wind by L.M. Montgomery

The Farm Journal masthead, January 1904

In January 1904, L.M. Montgomery published the poem "The Winter Wind" in The Farm Journal, a journal devoted to the farm, orchard, garden, poultry and household economy. The journal's motto was "Practical not Fancy Farming."

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The Winter Wind by L.M. Montgomery, Poem in The Farm Journal, January 1904

Here is the full text of the poem:

THE WINTER WIND
BY L. M. MONTGOMERY

I am the gladdest of winds that blow
Though I come from the realms of ice and snow.

I waken the notes of the pine tree lyres
When the sunset kindles its crimson fires.

I dance over meadows and valleys white
In the sparkling frost of a winter night.

I croon a song that is low and sweet
When the dawn creeps out on her silver feet.

I nip and pinch with a right good will
The children’s cheeks on the coasting hill.

I sting to action the hearts of those
I meet on my way from the Northland snows.

Laughter rings when I whistle by,
For a right good, rollicking wind am I.


Reference:
Montgomery, L.M. (1904, January). The Winter Wind. The Farm Journal. 28(1): 1. Retrieved from: https://archive.org/details/sim_farm-journal_1904-01_28_1/mode/2up

Created November 12, 2022.

November 05, 2022

November had been a vexing month

Quote about November being a vexing month by L.M. Montgomery in Mistress Pat.

"But November had been a vexing month all through...one day glorious...the next day savage."

-L.M. Montgomery
Mistress Pat


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Created November 5, 2022.

November 03, 2022

Buttercups by L.M. Montgomery

The Farm Journal masthead, May 1910

In May 1910, L.M. Montgomery published the poem "Buttercups" in The Farm Journal, a journal devoted to the farm, orchard, garden, poultry and household economy. The journal's motto was "Practical not Fancy Farming."

Here is a digitized image of the poem scanned from microfilm available at Archive.org:

Buttercups by L.M. Montgomery, Poem in The Farm Journal, January 1904

Here is the full text of the poem:

BUTTERCUPS
BY L. M. MONTGOMERY

Like showers of gold-dust on the marsh,
Or an inverted sky,
The buttercups are dancing now
Where silver brooks run by.
Bright, bright,
As fallen flakes of light,
They nod
In time to every breeze
That chases shadows swiftly lost
Amid those grassy seas.

See what a golden frenzy flies
Through the light-hearted flowers!
In mimic fear they flutter now,
Each fairy blossom cowers.
Then up, then up,
Each shakes its yellow cup
And nods
In careless grace once more—
A very flood of sunshine seems
Across the marsh to pour.


Reference:
Montgomery, L.M. (1910, May). Buttercups. The Farm Journal. 34(5): 311. Retrieved from: https://archive.org/details/sim_farm-journal_1910-05_34_5/page/310/mode/2up

Created November 3, 2022.

October 26, 2022

There was an indefinable change over everything that meant autumn.

A quote on autumn by L.M. Montgomery from her novel Jane of Lantern Hill.

"There was an indefinable change over everything that meant autumn."

-L.M. Montgomery
Jane of Lantern Hill


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Created October 26, 2022.

October 12, 2022

Milking Time by L.M. Montgomery

The Farm Journal masthead, May 1902

In May 1902, L.M. Montgomery published the poem "Milking Time" in The Farm Journal, a journal devoted to the farm, orchard, garden, poultry and household economy. The journal's motto was "Practical not Fancy Farming."

Here is a digitized image of the poem scanned from microfilm available at Archive.org:

Milking Time by L.M. Montgomery, Poem in The Farm Journal, May 1902


Here is the full text of the poem:

MILKING TIME
BY L. M. MONTGOMERY

Dusking fields that are damp with dew,
Skies of crocus and rose and blue,
After-lights on the far hill rim,
Tremulous twilight in valleys dim,
Brooks atune with a limpid chime—
Down at the bars it is milking time.

Pale-hued clovers with creamy crowns,
Buttercups in their golden gowns,
Wind-blown pines at the pasture bars,
Pearl-white glimmer of early stars,
Breezes lilting a wordless rhyme—
Down in the fields it is milking time.

Brown-eyed lassie and sturdy lad,
Laughter and mirth of hearts made glad,
Loitering couples and lagging feet—
Never an hour of the day so sweet!
Youth and love in the summer's prime
Find each other at milking time.


Reference:
Montgomery, L.M. (1902, May). Milking Time. The Farm Journal. 26(5): 161. Retrieved from: https://archive.org/details/sim_farm-journal_1902-05_26_5/mode/2up

Created October 12, 2022.