Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Cherry blossom: Impermanence

A cherry tree in full bloom is one of the most glorious sights of the spring calendar - the effect of its pink or white flowers en masse is almost ethereal.  But its splendour is short-lived: the blossom soon falls to the ground in great drifts like snow, and its glory is over.  It is a reminder that life is fleeting and time is precious.  Enjoy the moment, celebrate its coming, acknowledge its passing without sorrow.

~ Mandy Kirkby from The Language of Flowers.  

This is a delightful book that I hope to review in the near future.  It is such a fascinating subject that really had me gripped.  I also love the associated book by Vanessa DiffenbaughThank goodness for the amazing sunshine at the moment.  It is really lifting the spirit and making life that much more enjoyable.  Have a lovely evening, I'm off to knit.  Oh, did I tell you that I'm learning to knit again?  I knew how to as a child but subsequently forgot and on Sunday I sat with my precious mum.  I started my first scarf.  Hopefully, I shall be able to show it to you soon!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Full of the joys of Spring ...

This week has been beautifully sunny, tiny skinny lambs are jumping around the fields and light is streaming through the typically Welsh daffodils.  The world really is full of the joys of spring and yet I haven't felt it.  So today I forced myself to pick up my camera and take some time out.  What better way to start feeling the full force of the joys of spring than throwing yourself amongst it.