When it's springtime on the prairies
And the tulips are in bloom
When the robins sing a new song
And young lovers start to spoon
When the trees unfold their blossoms
And the gentle breezes blow
When it's springtime on the prairies,
All my love to you I'll show.

Many signs that spring is staying
Are the warmer days, cold nights.
Yes, the sun now gets up sooner
We can save electric lights.
Pussy willows by the roadside
Some days rain; yet some days snow.
Time to do the big spring cleaning;
Soon there’ll be green grass to mow.

Time for planting pretty flowers
Peas and carrots in a row.
Time to water and to nourish
So that everything can grow.
All the beauty of Creation
Once again bursts forth in bloom!
Just enjoy the days of springtime,
Summer will come far too soon!

Karin Ristau©

This can be sung to the music of 
"When it's springtime in the Rockies"

Thanks to daughter Evi at Caught Up for the photos!!


Doris Sturm said...

Lovely poem, Karin! ... and the pictures are so beautiful - I also love Spring when everything is eager to burst into new life.

Have a great weekend,
Doris :-)

Linda said...

Karin I love the pretty blooming trees in the pictures...and the poem was lovely.

Happy Spring To You!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very well said.Spring is no doubt my favorite time of year.It's not too hot and all the new life begins to show.

Betty said...

I love spring in Canada! Last time was 2 years ago, I was there. Too long!

Louise | Italy said...

Great poem! Glad spring has reached you too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Karin, Glad you are having some Spring up there now also.... Love your pictures... AND that little Chickadee is so cute!!!!!


George said...

I really like this poem! It does a wonderful job of describing the joys of Spring. Your pictures are good, too.

Glenda said...

Love your spring-y post - both the beautiful photos and the poem! We're having a beautiful spring here in the Louisiana!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Karin, God has really blessed you with great talent for writing poetry! Thanks so much for sharing it with the rest of us! And the pictures just make it come alive even more!

God bless you!

Marilyn...in Mississippi

Marg said...

I love that poem...Just let Spring last a bit longer...planting and watching new growth is the best and sharing it with my grands.

Marg said...

Are you Karin Ristau? Not really...So you wrote this poem also...I volunteer at our local hospital and found this piece and plan to use if for National Volunteer Week coming up...Is this really you?

Jan said...

Your site looks so good, and the poem is great, and love the pics too.

Karabeth said...

Gorgeous photos and poem! I love Spring and am thankful of the reminder of "new life" in Christ. Nothing quite like being reminded that as cold and hard as a winter may be, there is a better day coming. Such is Heaven, and such is Spring!

McMahon Manifesto said...

Beautiful photos and I do love the poem.