Thursday, 18 April 2013

Still Waiting For Spring

I am growing weary of waiting for spring.  Fed up of wearing my winter clothes. Longing for warmth, sunshine and bright colours.
After a long winter, I want to come out of hibernation, to enjoy evening walks along the beach, to venture into the garden and  prepare for a new season. I want to pack away the winter woolies, the greys and blacks, and bring out the cottons and silks, the pastels and the jewel colours, the dresses and sandals. I want to feel the sun on my skin, a warm breeze in my hair, the sand under my feet.
Instead, winter is reluctant to let go its grasp on the countryside. After a few warm sunny days, it's back to cold showery weather, raincoats and scarves.
But the swallows have arrived. Maybe they know something we don't and perhaps my wishes will come true.
In the meantime I content myself by bringing spring indoors.






13 comments:

  1. Oh ditto!! We are having a lot of rain and grey as well and I feel your pain! Don't fret it'll come one day soon...the swallows are back here as well.

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    1. We've had a couple of days of sunshine - what a difference it makes!

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  2. What beautiful pictures! Sun shining here tonight and it's nearly eight so at least we've got light if not heat.

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    1. Beginning to think that spring is here.

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  3. The beauty you have captured in the smallest yellow spring flowers represents exactly how I feel too....grateful for every little bit of colour and life I find......beautiful Mairead......

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    1. There's beauty everywhere if we but have the time and heart to look for it.

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  4. Today does feel like spring here, sun is out but my sore foot has stopped me 'doing' in the garden so I feel I have wasted it! I love your photos in this post. Hope you feel a bit more springlike soon. X

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    1. Yes, it's beginning to feel like spring here so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will last.

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  5. I didn't realise how beautiful celandines were until I saw these photos. Found your lovely blog via Eleanor - thank you both xo

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  6. Thanks for dropping by and for your kind words. I often think wildflowers are prettier than some of the cultivated flowers.

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  7. Do you know, by total coincidence, I picked daffodils and forsthia from my garden to bring indoors today - the only plants really in bloom - and put them in a mason jar. Your photos are beautiful. The contrast of the bright yellow and shadow is really dramatic. x

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  8. Great photos. Someone must have been listening to you as we've had a few days of sunshine! I even went out two days running without a coat!
    June

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