“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Sunday, 20 March 2011

And After The Mist Came Sunshine!

Earlier this week we awoke to a misty landscape.

"This morning wears mist like a shawl, a veil to disguise the swelling of the fresh green buds. Today, I can only imagine the traces of Spring laying swaddled in the fine gauze that March has casually thrown over her shoulders and wrapped around her still bare bones.
"- My Name Is ZING

But by yesterday we had the most glorious sunshine that drew us all out into the garden.

It looked like Spring had well and truly announced itself. The sunshine was like a drug and I soon felt quite intoxicated ... and achy too!

We are now at one of the balance points of the years - the Spring Equinox. So I wish you all balance and Sunshine!

I hope you enjoy the photos. . .

"Today the Sun shone huge sweeping golden beams, filling my room
and leaving no space for me inside. I put on my shoes and stepped outside,
just in time to join Spring as she arrived in my garden." - My Name is ZING

"Walking around
an early spring garden
going nowhere."
- Kyoshi

I was ably assisted by Bina one of my cats.
The other two were enjoying the sunshine, asleep in their cat run
(the big Aviary that you can see in the photo below.)

"Hands scratched and stinging, mud beneath my nails, I pull and gather, trim and cut.
Clearing the way for burgeoning new growth to see the Sun. Exhilarated by the
energy of the earth, I smile at my secateurs." - My Name is ZING

In the spring, at the end of the day,
you should smell like dirt. - Margaret Atwood

Thought of the week
"In order to cause a shadow to disappear,
you must shine light on it." - Shakti Gawain

There was a new midweek 'confession' this week. I'd love to know what you thought of 'the hand'? Are you one of the 99 percent? or are you in the 1 percent like me?
(So far it looks like my 99 percent theory is holding up!) :-)

I hope your week has been a good one. x

I am linking this post to week 27 of I Saw Sunday

All of the My Name is Zing posts are written by me.
They can be found here - My Name is ZING


Deborah said...

I loved the picture of Bina and your garden looks gorgeous. The picture with the catarun in looks almost oriental ... wonderful!

Susannah said...

Hey Deborah, I took lots of photos, it was tricky picking just a few to post.

(I love 'catarun' lol - Like Crackers 'catagravy'. ;-))

jabblog said...

It is lovely when the sun shines and your garden really is reflecting spring.
Bina is very pretty. Is there Burmese blood in there?

Elizabeth said...

Love the photos. They make me yearn, lean in to see more signs of spring. You must be an entire month ahead of us here. Thanks for the hope they bring,


earlybird said...

Oh no! Now I'm feeling guilty that I haven't got earth under my fingernails! Lovely spring pictures.

annell4 said...

Your photos tell me spring is here! I want to go to the garden today, just to see.....

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

What heavenly photos!

Jennifer said...

Oh, your gardening photos made me feel happy! Forsythias always make me happy - the earliest harginger of spring, here. Your garden looks wonderful, Susannah.

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for dropping in. It is good to see you all! We have had another wonderful warm spring like day here today too! I am enjoying it while it lasts. :-)

Jabblog, I am not too sure of Bina's heritage, her Mum was a younf feral cat we tamed (and kept her kittens too) so we have no idea who the father is!

If you are interested, you can read about her mother and hear the story at my other blog here - http://myincrediblejoy.blogspot.com/2010/05/about-cat-ms-mitz.html

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Lovely photos, Susannah.

When the Forsythia was in bloom I always knew it was Spring.

Susannah said...

Good to see you Paul. :-)

Jordan said...

Beautiful! Just looking at the pictures made me crave Spring sooo badly! Haha, great Blog :)
Jordan @ Rainbow Veins

Jenny said...

Lovely garden - I'm with the cats - great place for a nap!

Susannah said...

Spring showers, thanks for visiting. It is really nice to meet you. :-)

Susannah said...

Jenny, good to see you here. x


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