Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The White Way of Delight

Anne was stunned into a reverent silence by the fragrant beauty of a huge grove of blooming, wide spreading apple-trees. . . Overhead was one long canopy of snowy fragrant blooms. . . . She leaned back, . . .her face lifted rapturously to the white splendor above. . . Still with rapt face she gazed . . . She came our her reverie with a deep sigh and looked at him with the dreamy gaze of a soul that had been wandering afar, star-led . . .

“Pretty? Oh, pretty doesn’t seem the right word to use. Nor beautiful, either. They don’t go far enough. Oh, it was wonderful—wonderful. It’s the first thing I ever saw that couldn’t be improved upon by imagination. It just satisfied me here” —she put one hand on her breast— “it made a queer funny ache and yet it was a pleasant ache. Did you ever have an ache like that Mr. Cuthbert?”

“I have it lots of times—whenever I see anything royally beautiful. But they shouldn’t call that lovely place the Avenue. There is no meaning in a name like that. They should call it—let me see—the White Way of Delight.”


Identifying with Anne of Green Gables for the past week—finally today, when I noticed the blooms in our neighborhood are beginning to fade and drop, I took a few inadequate pictures.





9 comments:

Kathi said...

White Way of Delight, indeed! I "get" the bees, but I especially "get" this one!

Gina said...

I love Anne and her imagination, especially when naming things. Your White Way of Delight is beautiful.

Wanda said...

Beautiful trees in blossom...It was nice seeing the family working together in your back yard...the muddy shoes is something I have seen here often with my 9 grandchildren...Thanks for your visit!

Brenda said...

Just to clarify . . . Carefest was not in our backyard. We go into the community and help clean schools, public areas or people with a special needs. We were blessed to help others. It is more blessed to give.

Brenda said...

That is people's homes and yards, etc. We don't clean people. :-)

Rebecca said...

I don't think photography can ever completely capture the beauty of God's creation....That is an AMAZING sight! "What a wondrous time is spring, when all the trees are blooming...."

Donna's Book Nook said...

I'm at the library, so I finally am catching up on my blogs. I love all of our fruit trees in the back yard. Maybe I could think of a fun name for our orchard--but I'm not as creative as Anne. Donna

Rebecca said...

What kind of trees ARE those, by the way????

Brenda said...

Flowering pears