The Springing of the Year (Archival)
A Member Challenge using the Standard Editing rules.
Dip into your archives and find an image that sings "Spring!" Here's a poem from Frost to get you going:
Prayer in Springtime
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.
There is no date restriction for this challenge: if your image began as a digital file (no scans) and you still have the unaltered original, you may enter it in this challenge as long as it has never been part of a previous DPC entry.