|Dwarf Red Tulips|
No, I decided to choose "temporal" partly because I hoped that this vagueness would pass quickly, but also because it reminded me of another favourite word "ephemeral" - lasting only a day. It's finally Spring up here in the north, which means that the flowers come out quickly and fade just as quickly. It is often said that Canada has two seasons - Winter and Summer. Spring is just a fleeting fantasy. When the temperature can go from 0C to 24C in 24 hours, those precious first flowers, that need cooler days, shrivel in the heat.
I know this and so I was out in my garden on the weekend trying to capture those fleeting moments on camera, to hold them just a little longer.
The title? It's from a poem by Robert Herrick - 1591-1674 entitled "To The Virgins To Make The Most Of Time"
|GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,|
|Old Time is still a-flying:|
|And this same flower that smiles to-day|
|To-morrow will be dying.|
Just as an aside, back then Herrick would have been an old man at 83, maybe a wise old man, even though I think that he should have had a better title for the poem :) All thoughts welcome!
Enjoy the day