Springtime

Spring is a lovely time of year. It’s still cold and it may seem that there’s not much to see, but if you look hard you can find lots of lovely signs of hope. Sometimes it can feel like it has been winter forever, but against all the odds, the spring comes again. Flowers start to show themselves even though temperatures still dip quite low, and everything begins again. In the last few weeks the Snowdrops and Crocuses have been appearing, as well as Celandines and Daisies. And the first few Daffodils too. It makes me so happy to see them emerging – little splashes of colour and hope, lighting up my world.

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Dainty Snowdrop covered with raindrops
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Snowdrop neighbours
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Golden Crocus seems to glow
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Delicate lilac Crocus with beautifully contrasting stamens
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Bright orange stigma and stamens
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Celandine like a drop of sunshine
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Humble Daisy
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Elegant Daffodil

This post was inspired by springtime and by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds.

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New year, new growth

In a rare dry spell, I ventured out into the garden looking for signs of new life and found a few buds 🙂

Butterfly

as a metaphor
it’s been done to death
a ghastly cliché
overused
and yet
emerging
into my new self
it fits

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