Bliss it is in this dawn to be alive…….

Winterthur, Delaware (legacy of Henry Francis du Pont, 1860-1969).  April 2018, 2019

 

Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive
But to be young was very heaven

 

Two lines of Book 10 of the Prelude (Growth of a Poet’s Mind) in which the British poet, William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, describes his visit to France in the 1790’s after the French Revolution which galvanized the imagination of his generation.  Until the Terror came to  disillusion them.

It is thought that these two lines may also be about his love for a French woman, Annette Vallon, who bore his daughter.

 

 

 

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Korean Forsythia like the sunrise of a double sun

 

 

 

 

Yellow spike winterhazel (Corylopsis spicata) and Korean rhododendron

 

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Siberian Squill

 

 

 

Korean Rhododendron Cultivars

 

 

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Korean Rhododendron bushes and a white manchu cherry tree

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Korean Rhododendron bushes and a white manchu cherry tree

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Korean Rhododendron bushes and a white manchu cherry tree

 

 

 

 

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Italian windflowers

 

 

The pale pink of an Accolade Cherry tree and the white of a Sargent Cherry

 

 

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The flowers of a white manchu cherry tree

 

 

 

 

 

Star Flowers beneath a variety of Crabapple tree

 

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Fern-leaved corydalis

 

 

 

 

The mature flowers of the Star Magnolia

 

 

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