After the trials and tribulations of winter the spreading sensation of warmth and optimism that creeps in like a tentative creature, is a welcome house-guest.
The touch of the suns warmth on my skin gently wakens parts of myself that lay forgotten in the dark days and my eyes drink in the fresh palette of all things youthful and tender, unfurling like a slow motion explosion of colour, as if they were a dry riverbed. I love this time of year!!!
It sneaks up too; the season marked by the quiet appearance of Primroses and Ramsons alongside those first messengers-Snowdrops and Daffodils, whose stand against the cold offers hope to the weary overwintering bird, while the world is still cold and the head still leans into the wind, eyes down.
Now, in my little corner of the world at any rate, we are absolutely and undeniably immersed in that lovely warm glow and fanfare of flowers that is Spring!
It's only right and proper of course, being that we're almost out of May and the summer solstice is only a few short weeks away, but my word it feels like it's been a long time coming!
The difference in me is remarkable, I feel a whole personality emerging from my slightly pallid, dusty self and I like it! Fun, playful, young, sociable, inspired, energetic and joyful!
I have every intention of squeezing all the pleasure and enjoyment I possibly can out of the sunny season in Devon, so there will be river leaping, sea swimming, wave riding, cliff peeking, bike-riding, coast striding, moor stomping, camp fire singing, open air eating, Tor-top tea drinking, fancy dressing fun times ahead!
I was taking my beautiful new dog for a bike ride along the lanes the other day and marveling as I whizzed by at the array of blossoms poking out of the hedge, all of them smiling I swear, when a little ditty started pouring into my mind. I caught it in my hands and took it home and I've popped it onto this blog so you can share a little of my springtime enthusiasm.