“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Spring is coming & she is a belly-dancer

Spring has one toe inside the door.

And she is belly dancing.

Moving this way & that way.
Seducing us with these flashes of pink,
beckoning us closer.

Remember these?
They are showing themselves now,
just a bit, just a bit.
Soon the entire tree will be dancing,
tossing little pink moments of joy to the ground.
But right now it is all a-giggle,
sweet young budlets flashing their eyes at passersby,
hands covering their laughing mouths,
all swaying in perfect rhythm
left, right, left, right,
flirting with us, teasing,
the late winter wind their music.

Leave the door ajar.
Spring is coming.
any moment, any moment, any moment


  1. You totally roped me in with that title! I thought you were going to start belly dance classes!


    Lovely photos. She could be a ballerina, too.

  2. Lovely, lovely visual and word images! I imagine that they must be Magnolias? Pink Magnolias at that! Now I shall always think of swaying Magnolias as belly dancers!

  3. Tango - The title made me laugh, so I left it. And I should learn to belly dance - I know plenty of people who do & I have the belly-belly for it! LOL!

    Paula - It's a tulip tree. The blooms are white or pale pink (my favorite) or darker pink or even darker pink - but not all on one tree. They bloom in early spring & decorate the ground below with their blossoms, which is what I like the very best about them - standing in the rainfall of tulip tree blossoms is heavenly!!

    :) Debi

  4. You are even more poetic today! But then you are always given to wonderful phrases that delight me. Yes, spring has one foot in the door. Hopefully winter is just a few footsteps from the back door.

  5. my favourite flowers in the whole wide world.

    your post made my heart skip along trailing its skirts behind her.

  6. oh...how i wish i could experience the beauty of spring...

    here, it's wet and warm all year-round, so...

  7. I am getting crazy impatient for spring. It just can't arrive soon enough. But I did find some early bulbs blooming the other day.
    Spring is coming...any moment now.


  8. I was intrigued by the title I followed it from tangobaby's blog. Great post, thank you. However, Spring is a long two or three months away here -sigh-

  9. such pretty little pink belly dancer's these make! with roundish, curvy figures. you've created a beautiful stage for these little ladies with your camera lens. awesome greens and tans and sages and green-blacks!

  10. Ahhhhh....away to long once again. I am loving your sultry spring dancers...seducing me into thoughts of spring...even though she's about four months away from me.:)


  11. sigh.... so delicate, it really is on it's way.

  12. Well, my computer at school keeps eating my comments. Must be hungry. I'll try again.

    To start, the title of this post delighted me. Then the images. Then the words that are a poem. You bring spring. It's you.

  13. Brenda - So many tulip trees are already blooming! Spring may be closer than we think! :)

    Hele - I am so glad your heart feels lighter after this post. You are in my thoughts.

    Moonshin - I will take as many pictures as possible! LOL!

    SMC - My thoughts exactly! It is actually light outside when I leave work & I cannot tell you how happy that makes me.

    Jaime - Any moment now. :) Bulb flowers are my very favorites - pink tulips the very best of all!

    It's Just Me - 2 or 3 months! Oh my!!! I promise you, also, to take many, many pictures of our spring. Thanks for visiting! :)

    Robin - They are seductive little wenches, are they not?

    Celeste - Four months? And I thought 2 or 3 was a long time away! Goodness. But your winters are so much more beautiful than ours, so that makes it okay, makes it even. Dont'cha think?

    Suvarna - It really is!

    Relyn - Oh, to be able to bring spring! I want business cards printed that say "D. Smith Kaich Jones - Bringer of Spring". Yes!!

    Thank you all!
    :) Debi

  14. These photos are so lovely, you must live somewhere warm. For we have no dancing buds.... yet.

  15. Tammie - Yes. Texas. Trees are beginning to bloom, and some have already fully blossomed. I feel like I can breathe again! LOL! But there is always more cold weather coming - always a surprise to send us scurrying outside to cover plants with sheets & watch the thermometer with sober faces. Always. It is still February.

    :) Debi


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