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

Sunday, 27 March 2011

A Time for Blossom and Ladybirds...

"Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill,
Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass."
- Rupert Brooke

This week the sun shone and the first blossom appeared, frosting the trees with frothy white flowers. Such a beautiful sight against the blue sky...

In my garden, the spots of red amongst the plants turned out to be ladybirds, and I rescued them as I went, moving them out of the way of my weeding hands and carefully transplanting them on more permanant residents...

By day the sun shone and we all enjoyed mornings in the sunshine of the garden....

... And by night the house was filled with the scents of hyacinths...

"Treading quietly, I slowly open my bedroom door and step out into the softly lit hallway.
With one sleep filled eye still closed I am stopped in my tracks, overwhelmed by the
sweet smell of hyacinths. Nostalgia steps forward and paints its hues into this
midnight scene, indelibly marking the moment. And as dawns grey light
heralds another day, it is the first thing I remember as I open my eyes."
- My Name is ZING


I hope your week has been a good one. x


Thought of the week
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu



I am linking this post to week 28 of I Saw Sunday

27 comments:

vivinfrance said...

What a sumptuous post: a veritable feast for the eyes and for this word lover.

Susannah said...

Thanks Viv. :-)

It is ood to see you, and thanks very much for your comment. I love the word sumptious!

earlybird said...

lovely photos,Susannah, thank you. I love the ladybirds!

Susannah said...

Thanks earlybird, I just worked out how to use the macro button on my camera. :-)

zahidhasni said...

Really cool images ! i like it, Stay Blessed :)

SpringShowers said...

Lovely post!! ^_^ I had a pretty good week... I can't say it was too, too warm though. Maybe if the wind wasn't blowing soooo much... haha ;)
*hugs*
Jordan @ Rainbow Veins

Jade said...

Great post! Love how you rescued the ladybirds. The kitties basking in the sunlight are too adorable... :) And that Lao Tzu is a wonderful reminder of gratitude.

jabblog said...

It's a joy to work in the garden. The air is so fresh and sweet.

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Lovely photos, Susannah.

They make me long to be in England.

tattytiara said...

Oh I can't wait for blossoms and bugs! Your post has me all excited about spring - I better not look out a window for awhile. I'd like to avoid that reality check.

Elizabeth said...

I'm with Viv, your post is both sumptuous and delicious with color and life. And it brings hope for what lies beneath all that snow,

Elizabeth

Susannah said...

Thanks zahidhasni. :-) It is good to meet you, thanks for visiting.


SpringShowers, I wish you warmer weather for next week. Thanks for popping in. :-)

Susannah said...

Jade, it is good to see you. Thanks for your lovely comment. x


Jabblog, yes isn't it wonderful to get outside! Good to see you. :-)


Paul, it is always good to see you. :-) Though I really don't envy you your snow!


tattytiara, lol. Thanks very much for visiting, it is good to meet you. :-)


Thanks Elizabeth. The harsh weather makes spring so much sweeter when it arrives. x

moonskinlight said...

lovely cats :) the wee torties remind me of my first cat when i lived abroad she was a little fir cracker..This made me smile, yes we have Spring up here in Scotland also, and the garden is screaming loudly at me :))

Susannah said...

Hi moonskin. :-) Glad you have got spring too! Thanks for popping in, it is always good to see you. x

Deborah said...

What wonderful pictures of Bina, Sammy and the highly photogenic Miss Mitz! Super pictures of my neices and nephew :o)

Susannah said...

Deborah, I love it! lol

Malcolm said...

this post really put a virtual Spring in the step of this ailing body! Thank you.

Susannah said...

I am glad to hear that Malcolm. Thanks for visiting. :-)

Selma said...

This post is like stepping into the storybook gardens of my childhood. Such warmth, such colour, such possibility.

The ladybirds are so lovely and those blossoms...how can they not fill us with hope?

Wonderful in every way.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Wonderful photos. And I loved how you describe them.

Susannah said...

Selma, Yes, isn't Spring magical, it brings with it an energy and as you say, a feeling of hope and possibility, it lifts my spirits to see the sunshine and things growing.

It is good to see you, thanks for popping in. X

Susannah said...

Madeleine, thank you ver much. :-)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful post - and a feast for my soul, which is still in full on winter. Your post reminds me that IT IS coming! I can't wait. In the meantime, living spring through you!

Susannah said...

Thanks Jennifer. Hold out, Spring is definitely on its way! :-)

Good to see you. x

David said...

I'm jealous. It's still winter jere! I like the pictures. The cats look happy that it's spring too!

Susannah said...

Hi David.:-)
It is good to see you, thanks for popping in. X

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