Sunday, 17 April 2011

I think spring has to be my favourite moment in time.

I'm a real one for the days being longer and it staying light for longer. It is such a feel-good factor beyond anything else.

Much to my husband's difference of opinion, I am very low maintenance and really value the simple things in life:

a quiet moment with a coffee...
a quiet moment with a glass of wine (are you sensing a theme?)...
an evening spent with family...
an evening spent laughing with good friends...
time in my studio creating...

Along with all these and other simple pleasures, the onset of spring is way up at the top of the list.

Our garden is at it's best in the spring. The cherry blossom against the blue skies is just stunning. We have Grape Hyacinths aplenty, along with the most stunning red tulips. And finally, my uppermost most favouritest plant, my Peony, by the front steps, comes up year after year, without fail, to shock and take my breath away every year.

Simple, unadulterated pleasures in life.

What does it for you?

5 comments:

dosierosie said...

I also love peonies but my favourite is my pink roses which have buds on already.
Gillx

kirsty said...

I love peonies too, especially before they open! And this time of year is just the best x

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Peonies are beautiful, hope you had a great weekend.

Nicky said...

Peonies are definitely a favourite - I have some really beautiful tree peonies in my garden - the leaves are pretty, the flowers are massive and look like they are made of tissue paper but they flower a bit later than the herbaceous ones.

Enjoy the garden!

cilla rule said...

I guess I am pleased you are all enjoying Spring over there, but here in Melbourne Australia the winter weather is starting and the evenings are getting dark and cold. However we still had a lovely sunny day today and I had a day off work with my daughter in law who I am afraid to say I have started on the long road to creating a fabric stash, she has just made her first baby quilt and is rightly proud. We had a lovely day at Amitie patchwork shop which is a most beautiful place.

Love your blog in spite of you being at the start of Spring

Cilla Rule