Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom,
the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring - these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration.
~ Yoshida Kenko~
Drenching the pavement, warming the wall, bathing the cat in a slumbering sprawl ...Waking the buds that break from the tree. Shaking out gold, and all for free.
~ Tony Mitton, Spring Sunshine~