Daisies are popping up everywhere now, brightening up the grass with their yellow and white. They are very common, and sometimes ignored in favour of more ‘fancy’ flowers, but I love their simple beauty. Especially lovely are the ones with pink tips, so pretty!
Down in the woods, if you know where to look, the Wood Anemones are starting to appear. There’s not many yet, but if you look hard you can find them. Soon there will be a carpet of Wood Anemones and Celandines strewn across the woodland floor!
Blackthorn flowers appear before their leaves. On some parts of the hedgerow they’re still all buds, but here and there the flowers have opened. Soon there will be a mass of them, decorating the hedges with their delicate white petals.
Where Primroses and understated and gentle in their yellowness, Celandines throw all that aside and are unashamedly bright and brash. I love gentle yellows, but I also love this bright yellow, brightening up the hedgerows and verges with their splashes of sunshine.
The colour of primroses makes me think of lemon cheesecake. They’re such a gentle shade of yellow – not bright and in your face, but fresh and clean, a clear sign of spring.
The lovely fluffy catkins are on display now on the willow trees. There are the really furry ones which look like a small animal’s paw, and the more frilly yellow ones too. I do love a nice catkin 🙂
It’s reassuring to see that despite everything, spring is still springing all around us. Some things are still normal, still happening in the usual spot, in the usual way. It’s all to easy to be consumed by anxiety and fear in these difficult times, so finding something that feels reassuring is especially welcome now. I’mContinue reading “Spring is springing – Snake's Head Fritillary”
I am sat alone in a room. Sat on a quite squashy sofa. I think it might be a sofa bed, oddly. This is meant to be a meeting of the Disability and Wellbeing Network at my work. I’m the only one here this time. I could feel sad that these meetings aren’t quite takingContinue reading “Meditation”
When the weather makes you want to stay indoors, one of my favourite things to is crochet. So if I can’t be going for a walk due to the weather, or my pain is too much for that kind of thing, I snuggle up in a blanket (I made myself) and am soothed by theContinue reading “Inside Weather”
calm seas my words are not lost but sunk (not in a bad way) deep in calm waters far from churning waves and strong currents they rest on the sand dappled with light from gentle ripples they wait and if the storm comes if the sea gets rough they’ll rise in the swell be thereContinue reading “Calm Seas”