Monday, May 16, 2011

The Darling Buds of May

May has been a fun month, a busy month for Zev and I, but a fun and beautiful month nonetheless. The flowers are blossomming (which is wreaking havoc with poor Zev´s sinus´) and the birds are chirping and everything seems bright and plentiful and beautiful. I seem to recall poetry the best in the season of Spring. A lot of poets wrote Odes to the season of Spring as well as the other seasons. One of my favorite poets is Keats and one of my favorite poems is his Ode to Autumn (which although is not Ode to Spring), has some beautiful alliteration and imagery. So the point is, that Spring has been a beautiful time to catch up with friends and enjoy the outdoors. Here is a collection of pictures to show you what we have been up to. Enjoy the Spring!

1. Esslinger Weinwandertag

2. Dinner with Adele, Romain and their beautiful baby girl, Manon

3. Visit from Australian Leah!
In case you were wondering where the line of this post is from, it is actually from one of my favorite TV shows growing up called The Darling Buds of May. It was a British show set in the countryside in the 1950s and features a lovely, young Catherine Zeta Jones. The line is also from a famous Shakespeare Sonnet, Sonnet 18. And now. Some Shakespeare.

Sonnet 18:

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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