Thursday, March 29

Love Thursday - spring



On Saturday I refrained from turning on my computer for a whole day as part of shut down day. Instead I decided to grab the camera and go out hunting for signs of spring, which on that particular day still seemed eons away - it was bitterly cold and miserably grey.

I bundled up with hat and gloves and a big winter coat and headed off to the nearby park and I guess most people were either hiding indoors or running around doing errands, because it was almost empty. It was wonderful to wander around the scented garden all alone, noticing all the fresh shoots and bursting buds.



From the park I continued down towards the sea and came across a glorious cherry tree heavy with blossoms. I lay down on the bench beneath the canopy and stared up at the grey sky, watching the branches dance in the wind.



After a walk along the sea I turned back up and crossed a field full of daffodils. I couldn't resist lying down in their midst - careful of course not to crush any - and got almost high from their heady scent. I love the way their heads nod in unison, like they're all grooving to the same music. The daffodil head-bangers...



It was a very quiet and introvert afternoon, and I felt reconnected not just with nature, but with a part of myself. The fact that the weather wasn't very inviting actually made the whole experience more complete, it felt as if I was part of the elements again.



To finish off I went to a little cafe and had a pot of green tea before I went back home. A day spent in the slow lane of life. I felt so carefree and so happy.

14 comments:

Nicole said...

those are lovely photos. your spring is coming along much quicker and sooner than ours here. no buds or flowers yet, just green shoots trying to make their way up from the depths of the earth.

i am envious of your day. it sounds nice to take a day in the slow lane. and ahhhh a pot of green tea. good for you! :)

La Cubana Gringa said...

Looks like you got some great photos! Things are starting to bloom over here in SF too...

Happy Spring!

Kamsin said...

Lovely photos, I especially like the last two. The lovely pink magnolias against the dark green colours of a merky day are gorgeous!

Sacred Suzie said...

It is so important to disconnect from the electronic world and get outside isn't it? Keeping that balance is quite the challenge for me too but absolutely essential. Look how spring is all around you! Love the photos.

meredith said...

You found spring, I love that!

Bongga Mom said...

Thank you for your beautiful spring photos! I like how you captured those splashes of color even though the sky still seems bleak and wintry.

PastorMac's Ann said...

What a lovely lovely afternoon. Everything is coming back to life. Spring!
Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing your beautiful afternoon. Happy LT.

acumamakiki said...

i love the last one of the red cherry blossoms. it's incredible what a moment reconnecting with nature can be.

sognatrice said...

So pretty! Glad you turned off your computer :)

Tabitha said...

Oh spring makes me all sing-song-ey. I was going to type spring makes me want to sing, but refrained. I am glad you had a great day!

Lacithecat said...

Oh that was lovely. Thank you! It made me smile ... if it only would just warm up a bit!

Bearette24 said...

Beautiful pix. What kind of camera do you have?

daisies said...

what beautiful swatches of colour you found .. sigh ..

i didn't find nearly the colour other than the blue blue sky but was happy with my brown views made gold by the sun :)

your photos are gorgeous!!

Vedrana M. said...

beautiful photos, happy spring & love :)