Friday, 1 April 2011

Saying 'Hi' to old friends

There is something quite lovely about going out into the garden for the first time, after a few days of rainy weather have kept you indoors, and discovering that the winter sleep that the garden was mostly enjoying last time you saw it has now departed and that life is bursting forth with gusto.

To walk round and say hello to this plant, that tree, and enjoy the pleasure in knowing that they have survived the chills of winter and are still with us. To feel saddened at the few who didn't, and 'Should I leave it a few more weeks to see if it has survived or pull it up now' are ponderings upon the mind, the hope being that perhaps, just perhaps, some spark of life will shine through.

The rolling through of the seasons, that is what we are coming to enjoy now we are living a country type of life. It fills the heart with a magic that money can never buy.

9 comments:

Ken Devine said...

I know exactly what you mean, Vera. I really do long for that feeling on a more permanent basis...when we eventually get to France to live.

Jean said...

Very true.

Roz said...

Nothing like a bit of spring sunshine to make you feel uplifted is there!!! xxx

Vera said...

Ken: It must be very frustrating for you, having to wait until the time you can move here, and I suspect that time drags by quite slowly for you in that respect. But you do have a lovely garden where you are now living, so at least you can get some outside enjoyment now the weather is getting milder.

Jean and Roz: Sunshine does indeed lighten the spirits!

John Gray said...

well written vera
you speak for all us "country" bods!
x

DUTA said...

Plants and trees are indeed good, old friends, and it's natural for us to see how they are after a cold winter.
I like the title : 'Saying Hi to old friends'.
You are a good, real friend, Vera!

Vera said...

John: Thanks, and con courage with your new blog.

Duta: Thankyou for your kind words, and hoping you have a good week ahead.

Aubrey said...

Migrated to your blog through a few others and am very happy to hae found it :) You seem to live such a beautifully simple life - I started a joint blog with my mom and I know she will love this!

Vera said...

Hello Aubrey, thanks for stopping by....