After a long, gray winter, I finally clawed my way out of the seasonal depression I experienced. With it, came anxiety like I have never experienced before. The sun came out, the flowers bloomed and my mood lifted. I also shed the three pounds I gained because of carb cravings.
Almost every day I take a walk with my pooches. I bring the phone or camera along for when a photo-op happens. Seeing so many flowers this spring really did brighten my mood.
I really love this quote:
“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” Luther Burbank
One day, I noticed my neighbor’s azalea bush and immediately thought of a cake. That reminded me of the song MacArthur Park originally sung in 1968 by actor Richard Harris. The azalea bush looked like a cake with its icing (the flowers) melting onto the grass. Hence, these lyrics:
MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don’t think that I can take it
‘Cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again
MacArthur Park (1968), music & lyrics by Jimmy Webb. A disco version of this song was covered by Donna Summer in 1977.
I am linking this post to Hugh’s Views and News’ 51 weeks-51 songs. Below is a YouTube version someone put together. I prefer Richard Harris’ version, don’t you?
Here are more floral photos in the gallery below.
This is the last opportunity you can link up your April Flowers! The link closes April 30th. Next week, I will share the links of the April Flowers’ participants in the final post. Thank you to all who have participated so far.