Thank you so much for all your kind comments over the last few days - I got a real thrill to see so many new visitors stop by and have a look around my little corner of blog-land!!
This weekend has started off as classic Spring! We have had such good rain this year - the first time in a while - that the gardens are all going crazy and it is fabulous to hear the sound of mowers and have the smell of fresh cut grass on the air; one of my favourite smells, after coffee of course!
Second to Autumn, the light in early Spring is a favourite. Whilst Autumn has all the colour of the changing leaves and the Summer heat is (finally!) replaced with the soothing hint of cooler nights...Spring brings all the new buds of green, followed by the arrival of lots of flowers.
By Winters end this year I had a house full of family suffering cabin fever (please someone let them out!!), so for the first time ever I am celebrating the arrival of warmer weather. It has been just lovely to turn all the heaters off and open the house up to let in fresh air.
At a deeper level, there is something about Spring that makes me think of beautiful memories - memories triggered by a particular light, a particular smell and a particular temperature.
The air is cool but carries warmth and a hint of lilac,...
the light is golden and lazy as the sun slowly drifts towards the horizon.
I can't tell you what makes it so, but those moments really fill my heart with joy.
The sunlight coming in this afternoon reflected this light quite beautifully.
I hope your weekend is truly special.