The long winter departs, and with it the frosts and falling snow, see you next year snowmen, super sized jumpers and fireside meet ups. Spring has arrived and with it the sense of awakening.
Spring morning walks are kinder and gentler. It's the same path, the same footsteps, yet winter briskness gives way to a dawdle to watch the iconic symbols of the season; the blossom, the blooming flowers, the slow starting buds, the watercress fields, and my goodness the noise! Birds have found their voice, lambs their feet and the farmers find themselves busy with the fields and the crops. A reminder that life is constantly renewing itself. After the darkest of winters, springtime is joyfully welcomed into this little corner of Hampshire.
At home there's a sense of urgency to declutter and cleanse, pack away the winter clothes and blow the cobwebs away. Throw open the windows. The smell of freshly cut grass envelopes, competing with the scent of fresh blooms in a newly polished vase on the kitchen windowsill.
Just as nature begins to come back to life, there's a renewed sense of motivation and energy. Springtime is a wonderful season to welcome new beginnings, and be grateful for the many opportunities it brings.
The clocks spring forward bringing lighter mornings, the evenings start to stretch out, edging towards the longest day. Going outside finally needs a lighter jacket, a floral dress, a candy stripe shirt. So many things to do; a weekend away, a trip into London, a journey to a favourite yet forgotten haunt, meet ups, walks and outdoor swims. There are seedlings to plant out, tomatoes to grow, climbing roses to train and bulbs to admire. Springtime joy is everywhere!
Hello Spring, you busy thing, it's so good to see you.