Becky’s Bright Squares : April 16, 2021

This humble dandelion is my offering for Becky B’s April Bright Squares Challenge.

Hail, man-o’-war’s men, safeguards of your nation,
Here is an end, at last, of all privation;
You’ve got your pay–spare all you can afford
To welcome Little Buttercup on board

I’m called Little Buttercup, dear Little Buttercup,
Though I could never tell why.
But still I’m called Buttercup, Poor Little Buttercup,
Sweet Little Buttercup, I!

I’ve snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jacky,
I’ve scissors, and watches, and knives;
I’ve ribbons and laces to set off the faces
Of pretty young sweethearts and wives

I’ve treacle and toffee, I’ve tea and I’ve coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I’ve chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.

Then buy of your buttercup, Dear Little Buttercup,
Sailors should never be shy;
So buy of your Buttercup, Poor Little Buttercup,
Come, of your Buttercup buy. — H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge – Spring #Green

As we don’t have much green happening here in central Maryland, I am going to cheat and offer up some early offerings of Spring blossoms. I hope this is acceptable.

I have no idea what these little blue flowers are called but they just recently popped up in great plentitude. Below please see them a little closer.

When the forsythias bloom, it’s a sure sign that Spring has sprung.

I’m called Little Buttercup, dear Little Buttercup,
Though I could never tell why.
But still I’m called Buttercup, Poor Little Buttercup,
Sweet Little Buttercup, I!

I’ve snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jacky,
I’ve scissors, and watches, and knives;
I’ve ribbons and laces to set off the faces
Of pretty young sweethearts and wives

I’ve treacle and toffee, I’ve tea and I’ve coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I’ve chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.
–Gilbert & Sullivan, HMS Penafore

There’s an absolute riot of daffodils and jonquils all over Annapolis!