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Spring Photo Preview and Poems

Updated on March 26, 2017

Please enjoy my floral photography and poetry. I hope it brings a bright spot to your day! All but one photo was captured right here in my Michigan, USA garden. The tulip was taken from my wonderful sister's patio garden! The first and last poems are inspiring musings over my husband, Joseph's, passing. The rest of the poetry is lighthearted and fruitful, like the season!

My True Blue Lover

April Crocus
April Crocus

My True Blue Lover


You tried your best everyday of your life

You endeavored to always do what was right,


You dug deep down to find inner strength

You sailed through life's storms, sometimes at length,


You captured and held on to your dignity

Your love was the truest of blue, most willingly,


I am proud and so very blessed

to have known you, but now you can rest,


I love you and miss you everyday

I feel you watching me make my way


Sedum Sprouting
Sedum Sprouting
Spring Daffodil
Spring Daffodil

Rocks, Petals of Pollen


Come to me

my petals of pollen

and let me rock your world

with my warm Earth


Spring Hyacinths

White Hyacinth
White Hyacinth

Ode to Hyacinth


Hyacinth, hyacinth

Let me take pleasure in your sweet scent

Life is worth living with your presence




Springtime Spark

Forsythia
Forsythia

Ode to Forsythia


Forsythia, forsythia

just when I thought there was no end

to winter's bare branches,

you took my breathe away!










Unfurling Ferns
Unfurling Ferns
Honeydew Shrubs are on of the first plants to green out in Spring
Honeydew Shrubs are on of the first plants to green out in Spring

Aaah, Spring Green



When out from the dark arise the first leaves,

the landscape takes a deep breath and aims to please


From new growth of green

it creates a fresh scene,


Ready to feed the forest creatures

produce flowers which it features


For the birds and bees

who once inspired Socrates,


Anticipation replaces dormancy

And the sacred cycle will continue on past eternity



Thrill of the Daffodil

Thrill of the Daffodil



Is it true what they spill



That a flower has the will



To grapple nature's kill



To cure our winter ill



The only possible frill



Simply for the thrill



Would have to be the daffodil

Flaming Heart

Flaming Heart


Right from the start

Your fire lit my heart

We swiftly vowed till death do us part


For now, your absence burns

And everyday I yearn

Wishing you could someday return


Through all this pain

Our love has gained

The wisdom that our love is an eternal flame


The heart in the center petal inspired me to muse the memory of my late husband, Joseph... 6/17/47-11/13/09!


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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You're welcome Michelle! Take care

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, the beauty and fragility of spring is clearly captured here. Thanks for sharing, Kathi!

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Oh Petra, you gave me goosebumps with your lovely comment, thank you so much! Hugs, Kathi

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      Petra Vlah 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      You captured the beauty and fragility of flowers with the same intensity you make me feel the words of your poems. This is the garden of life and you gracefully took me there, so thank you, thank you, thank you Kathi

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Wow, thank you kindly Kim! Glad you liked it! Happy Spring time to you! :O)

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Absolutely stunning-to be a poet and a photographer-you truly have a gift-Kim

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you xstatic and sorry so long to respond, just starting to recover from flu and cold! My daffodils want to bloom, but this extra cold streak we're having i Michigan is hold them back! Hope all is well! Kathi :O)

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Fabulous photos and poetry to go with them! We have Iris and daffodils up now, spring is finally here.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you Micky! Good to see you! I'm thinkn spring right about now! Rumor has it March is going to be an all around warmer one this year! :O)

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      Micky Dee 4 years ago

      Oh dear - you know we in this northern hemisphere are eager for our spring. Very nicely done - pics and verse!

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You're a doll, thank you Helen! Hope your day is filled with blessings! Kathi :O)

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      Helen 4 years ago from Florida

      Asolutely beautiful photography and such lovely verse.. you are so gifted. Thanks for sharing such loveliness! :-) Helen

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you Michelle, Coming back here brings a lot of memories . . . all good! Take care, Kathi :O)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      A great ode to God and nature!! Thanks for sharing!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful pictures, and good poetry a well presented Hub thanks

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      Catherine Tally 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hi Kathi,

      What a treat to view and read- just beautiful!!!

      My best to you-

      cat:)

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      Beverly 5 years ago from Philadelphia

      Very nice . I love the pictures they make the poem..

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      kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

      Still fab!!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Fantastic photography. I could smell that hyacinth. You are gifted with the lens and the pen!

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      kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

      You deserve a gold star for that hub.It's amazing.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Great work;take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Hope all is well, miss you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

      Fossillady, it's been a while and this gloomy weather had me wishing for some vibrant colors. I stopped back in because I remembered how unique and "timeless" these photographs were. Classic.

      Hope all is well. Happy thanksgiving.

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      PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      Very beautifully done. The pictures are gorgeous.

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Stunning photography Kathy, and the prose is so beautiful. I love your talent for putting fitting words to the photography. x

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Fossillady what exciting things have you found to di that has kept you from writing Hubs?

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Ruby, Martie, Rosemay, Denise, Leni!! So good to see you all! I am very happy you found a moment of poetry and beauty in my musings and photos! Hope you all are doing well!

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      Leni Sands 6 years ago from UK

      Lovely photo's - so detailed. Really nice hub brightened by otherwise dreary day.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Breathtaking photos, Kathi, and beautiful words. Some of your poems were delightful-tickled my funny bone; others, like True Blue...were awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I am so pleased I found this hub, the photograpy just takes my breath away. beautiful

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      StUnNiNg pictures! I am totally speachless in awe of them all. And of your poetic descriptions, Fossi. Thanks for sharing. (Gosh, I've almost missed this hub!)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I just had to come back to look at your beautiful flowers and tell you that we went on another adventure, we had a ball. See you at my place.

      Smiles

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi fossilady,

      I was positive that I had commented on this one but I must have been mistaken.

      I loved it , both words and pictures giving the correct balance !!

      I am bookmarking as a favourite and here's to many more hubs to share.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Beverly 6 years ago from Philadelphia

      Beautiful Poem love the pics to :)

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you sweetie!

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      daydreamer13 6 years ago

      Came back to this one. I love your style!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hey Girlfriend! Good to see you, I miss you and everybody on the hub, just been busy lately keeping my head above water! Hugs and smiles to you, Lady! :o)

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      THIS WAS A GREAT HUB!!!! ALL CAP LETTERS CAUSE I LOVED IT!!!THANKS FOR SHARING LADY!!!

      SMILES :)

      BELLA

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      HI DAL, well I'm so glad you happen to stumble onto my site, so nice to meet you and I'll be by to return the favor! Cheers

      Hi Epi, You're always there to bring a warm smile and light up my day! Thanks for you life's work...tee hee

      Hi Baby, you're a dear to say such kind things! I'll see you around the bubble!

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      jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Kathi,

      This is so beautiful! The words and photos are amazing. I did not realize that poetry is also among your many accomplishments! I am thrilled to see this side of you!

      Keep them coming my friend!

      Voted up and beautiful!

      God bless!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..Hi Kathi - expect some more visits from some of my other buddies here - and how are you today my dear friend - we are going through a coolish trend as of late - either I'm getting older and losing weight but I feel the cold more this summer - I need to get the heat back so I can be comfortable in my speedo - lol - you still have the most beautiful photography around and it's my life's work to tell everyone of this ......

      4:14 pm Monday June 13

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      Dave 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi so glad I happened upon your hubs, the photography and prose lifts the spirits thank you. Best wishes to you.

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Oh thank you Eiddwen, Epi is a good matchmaker! I am so happy to meet you and look forward to reading your hubs!

      Hi Colin my friend! I have met many new people lately, all thanks to you! I just have to giggle cause you affect me that way and that's a very good thing! I have to work at the beach at 3:00 and won't be doing much in this hot humid weather. I'll be envisioning you with your speedo when I'm on the beach...hee

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ...just so you know Kathi (as you do anyway) I send EVERYONE here to your hubs .... I think it may have become my life's work - lol lol - well I am writing to you after a late rise in the day -it's currently 12:33pm on this side of the lake and I am still making my way through my trusty pot of coffee - thinking good thoughts about you naturally and wishing you well with all of your endeavors in life - keep in touch - and keep this man 'young' ........shaping up to be the hottest day of the early Canadian summer thus far - I got my speedo all set - the one which - lol - leaves most of my wee white Canadian bum exposed - lol

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Fossillady,

      I am so glad to have had the chance to read your hub.

      It was through epigramman that I found you and I am so glad .

      This poem was beautiful and also the pictures.

      I push all the buttons on this one and I look forward to reading many more of your hubs.

      Take care

      Eidddwen.

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Aah, so nice of you!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..yes I received your letter and enjoyed reading it - and don't worry Kathi I will always be here for you ......

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Wow, do you know what the water temp was? Lake Michgigan has been around 60 degrees give or take a few!

      I would die to see the Zeplin in concert. I still listen to them. Well you were just a young thing when you saw them in concert! I'm certain you must have some great memories of it!

      I sent you an email a few days ago...did you get it? It sort of explained why I haven't been on the hub as much lately, just busy with new job and searching for another one. I have had a lot of hours these past two weeks, but coming up in a next couple of weeks my boss hardly gave me any cause she's just forgetful that way. Nice lady, but a little spacey!

      It's so good to see you and I miss the regular contact! Be talking to you again soon!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      .....Hi Kathi - it's now Sunday morning at 1:07am on this June of 5th ....and I am just sending a friendly shout out to my favorite photographer at the Hub and a lady whom I admire so very much and has been a big part of my life here ...... just mellowing out with some fine music and a few beers .... so nice to see you at my hub tonight - I saw Led Zepplin live back in 1974 at Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens and yes they dedicated Stairway to Heaven to you .....and heaven for me is having you as a friend and an esteemed colleague at the Hub - more consistent summer weather here by Lake Erie and even last week I had my first baptism in the lake on a very hot day and went swimming up to my neck - lol - for about 20 minutes .....

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Got it...sorry about that!

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago

      haha, those darn birds lead to confusion. not a lady, dear or otherwise

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Ha ha, definitely time to mow, thank you for stopping by dear lady! I'm happy to see you here!!!

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      What a feastive Hub. Beautiful photos interlaced with beautiful words. I have arrived so late, it must be time to mow the lawn.

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you so much for dropping by Faithdream, your presence is always appreciated!

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      FaithDream 6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Beautiful images, with inspiring words. Love these spring flowers. I especially like the Hyacinth with the raindrops on the petals. You did a great job with this!

      Have a blessed day!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you Blue, sorry so late in responding, have been so busy lately! Much appreciated dear

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      OMG Kathi, you just can't get better than this, awesome and fantastic photography. Photo's like these make me appreciate the eye of the camera. Thank you so much for your talent. x

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Wow Audrey, I feel so good inside with your comment! Thank you so much, I really needed to hear that today! Blessings to you and I hope you're having a cheerful Spring!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Kathi - These photos are exquisite! You bring each beautiful flower to life with your camera. I felt as those I could smell the scent right here in my room. And your poetry "dresses" each photo, with just the right thoughts. You have to possess a deep inner beauty to capture the heart and soul of nature as you do. Thank you.

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Nell, we've had day after day of unusual rain with a few breaks in between. If I want to enjoy Spring, I have to capture it with the camera whenever I can. If only we could share some of our rain with you over there in England where I here it's been dry! Thanks for stopping by dear friend!

      Hi Daydreamer, Thank you so much for the kind compliment! I hope you are enjoying your Spring! :o)

      Hi Erin, Wow, I'm glad it reached into your feelings, I've done my job...hee! Blessings to you friend!

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      What gorgeous flowers and I loved how you made the sentiment you felt with each one come alive with your words. You made me feel it too. Thank you as well for sharing the picture of the white hyacinth, I'd never seen one before, pink and purple, but never white. Happy spring, my friend.

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      daydreamer13 6 years ago

      Absolutely love this! Both the writing and the pictures are breathtaking! Bravo!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, how did I miss this? it is so beautiful, and your poetry is lovely, I love your photography it is so clever, nice one! cheers nell

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hello Dear, you're sweet as ever and you evening sounds divine, I'm with you in spirit!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..hi Kathi - when I need to see 'beauty' I come over to see 'you' .... and your flowers aren't too bad either - lol lol - actually they're beautiful, just like you - nice to see you and Dexter hooking up - he's a great photographer too! Chilling tonight with white wine and Bob Marley and the Wailers on what seems to be - finally, a summer's evening by the lake!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you arizonasunshine, I really appreciate your kind comment!

      Hi Dexter, Well Epi is up to his old tricks...lol! I'm glad you came by, I'll be over to see you soon!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Fossillady! Epigramman insisted that I visit you and I am glad I did. Your photos are beautiful! I am a fan and now a follower!

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      arizonasunshine 6 years ago from Alexandria, VA

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I love macro photography and with nature my favorite subject!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      And a red wine toast to you Colin, love red wine...drink up, sit back and enjoy! You deserve it, especially now that you're a year older..ha, you're catching up to me!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..I went all the way back to the top Kathi - and yes these are the best flowers of all time because you captured them ...... on film .. for all to see - and yes I put my feet in Lake Erie today for the first time this year - tomorrow I will go up to my knees and perhaps if it gets warmer - up to my waist ..... it's been a tough go this year for some reason - are we getting older or is winter just getting longer - currently listening to Springsteen's classic lp Born to Run with some red wine - of course!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ....bikini -did you say - bikini - how much do you want for the bikini and then I'll see you in the buff - priceless!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      lol... I put on my bikini for my garage sale and scared everybody away...tee hee! It really was a beautiful day until the rain returned AGAIN! I hope everything is okay with you! It wasn't much of a Spring and Summer is right around the corner for you to enjoy Lake Erie. I haven't swam in Lake Michigan in years and I even work at the beach in the summer. I'll have to do something about that this year! Good to see you dearest Colin!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..still loving your hubs ...naturally and ...still sending everyone your way ....naturally - and I put my speedo on for the first time yesterday on a day here that almost looked like summer and some older lady (well at least 3 decades older than me) said that I looked 'not bad for an old guy' - lol

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Damian, good to see you! I appreciate your kind and generous comment! The daffodil poem flowed right out from my fingers, it was almost as if something angelic took over. Does that ever happen to you? Take care my friend

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      damian0000 6 years ago from Belfast

      H F-Lady, I started to read the many accolades on here but i gave up about half-way through, there are so many! It's great to see that everybody here appreciates you :-)

      I got to say... I like all of these short poems but one of them stands out above the others for me --- "the thrill of the daffodil" is just tops... killer title with great rhythm, pace and energy. Mad, bad and dangerous to know --- a little bit like yourself, maybe :-) :-) More of these please!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Love it Micky!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      "Sometimes I get thrills,

      from screaming downhills,

      or a fog covered road,

      laced with daffodils." MD

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Docmo, your wonderful comment put an bounce step in my stride today! Thank you dear

      Hi Kathryn, hope your'e having a great day

      Colin, my sweetness, you're the best of the best!

      Hi Movie Master, nice to meet you, thank you for the nice compliment!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Fossillady, how gifted you are! beautiful flowers and beautiful words, thank you.

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      i so agree with you.These photos are very beautiful indeed.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ....this may very well be my life's work here at the Hub Kathi - promoting your beautiful photography and words - I send everybody here - believe me!!!!!

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      Oh Kathi!

      You steal my beating heart

      With your talent and your art

      I am dazzled and I am dazed

      With all the beauty that I am faced (with)

      These pictures and these words

      Will melt Icelandic Fjords

      With their warmth and tenderness

      You leave me so breathless

      This is sheer joy- hugs!

      voted up/awesome/beautiful!

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      Yes,definitely!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      That's been a nice surprise being part of hubpages

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      Yes,indeed we are having a lovely warm early summer.I only regret that we live on different continents but I've enjoyed making friends here with people from all over the world

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hello Kathryn, I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope you are enjoying the much needed relief from winter blues

      Hi acaetnna, my little love child, you would have fit right in during the 60's peace and love movement...lol! I can see you with a flower in your hair, smiling all the time! Good to see you!

      Hi Rose, thank you for the great compliment! Keep thinking Spring

      Hi Epi, you always put a smile on my face and inspire me to keep going! You're the best! I have to give you credit for helping me with a better following! Once you started introducing me to other hubbers it just took off from their! Please say hello to Doug for me and the kitties too. My kitty came home with some bumps and bruises last night, something either got a hold of him or he was in a cat fight, he's okay though. Bless you sweet friend

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ...yes I've come back for another look at beauty - and Kathi's flowers aren't too bad either!!!!

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      Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

      Incredible photos! I feel like I've been tasting spring :)

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..well I am so happy that you have such an appreciative and loyal following Kathi - you are truly an artist with the camera - and this is one of the most beautiful hubs I've ever seen (aside from my own of course - in a little bit of shameless self-promotion - epi said - lol)

      and maybe the reason why quiet Doug never drops by - he's intimidated - lol - and let me not forget about your other hidden talent as a truly wonderful writer and poet too - and I know you're the hottest woman alive in Michigan these days - gotta drive down there one of these days and take you out for dinner .....

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      'Love is an eternal flame' - I love it. That is exactly how love should be described in my opinion. Your photography is absolutely stunning too, flowers are just so very special and those colours are totally wonderful. Voting up, beautiful and awesome!

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      A truly wonderful collection of photos and words.Thank you and hope you are enjoying the early summer.

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Pras, you are adorable! I enjoy seeing your face whenever you stop by and I love your comments! Peace and Love to you too!

      Hi Debby,thank you so much for your generous comment! I hope it's starting to warm up and brighter days ahead where you live! I imagine you're glad the 30 day challenge is over, congrats, you made it!

      Aaah, thank you Leni, I really appreciate your kind comments! Bless you

      Hi Maggie, thank you so very much for the great compliment, but especially for noticing the tribute to my husband at the end. He is my inspiration and somehow I feel he is behind me in my photography and writing pursuits cheering my on from heaven.

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      Nadine M AuCoin 6 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      Fossillady this hub, your words and keen eye for beauty is breath taking,... I really enjoyed every bit of this noticing as well the tribute at the end..Sincerely, this is beautiful in every way,

      Take care,

      MM

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      Leni Sands 6 years ago from UK

      Such a soothing hub. Beautiful photographs. Not only a talented writer but a truely talented photographer as well. Capitivating photos,thank you for sharing

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Kathi ~ Your photography rates sky high in my book. Spring Fever. I love the brilliant colors and I can almost smell those flowers. Nice fern unfolding. Beautiful poetry and capture of the moment for each type of flower. (((HUGS))) Love, Debby

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Kathi..... I don't have any word to say to you. I just watching and enjoy all the pictures here. Your poem also beautiful. Thanks for made my day so wonderful because of this hub. I give my thumbs up for you and I make it double with pressing all button here except funny. Well done, my friend. You did it again. God bless you!

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you so much Alicia! Glad you like it! :o)

      Hi HB, what a lovely, lovely poetic response! You lit up bright glow to my day! Thank you dear friend

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Fossillady...

      A walk through a garden of

      flaming hearts afire

      Or of the green of spring

      we'll never tire

      And a pathway that leads to

      the rainbows ends

      In a garden of eden

      a garden of fiends

      I love your phography.

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Beautiful photos and words, Fossillady! Thank you for another lovely hub.