Isn’t it great seeing spring flowers finally come into bloom? I’m sure I’ve been able to smell them in the air some mornings, which is a sure sign spring is about. Ever since our Christmas decorations were put away at the beginning of the year, I’ve continually had fresh flowers in the house. It wasn’t a conscious decision but every time one bunch went over, I bought a new one. Nothing expensive or fancy, trying to support local shops where possible and it has been lovely having fresh flowers, especially as our spring bulbs have only recently started to come into bloom.
The spring bulbs are finally coming up in the garden too. The crocuses have been about for a little while, but the daffodils have only bloomed in the last week. I’ve also noticed a few tulips and hyacinth are almost ready to burst into life. We didn’t have much colour in the garden over winter and I didn’t realise how much I would missed seeing their colour. We’ve resurrected a near dead orchid and it finally bloomed last week, which was amazing. Not only was I amazed that we hadn’t completely killed it, but that we were able to get it to bloom again. Bloomin’ marvellous! (*groan*) There’s something so lovely about having fresh flowers around, whether they’re in the garden or the home. They really brighten up my day.
I don’t know about you, but I am loving spring this year. The warmth from the sun, the blossoms on the tree and bulbs poking up through the soil. The sun seems to make everything just a little bit better and a little bit brighter and I’m pleased not to have to wear fifteen layers every time I leave the house (though I will miss my woolly tights!)
Sunday, when this picture was taken, was the perfect spring day. We headed out early for a dog walk to one of our favourite haunts, warmed up in the sun and spent some time pottering about in the garden. I was so worried that everything would die, as we didn’t get a chance to sort the garden out before winter. Instead, we’ve found that most plants have survived and some of the bulbs I was able to plant have grown.
I really hope the good weather lasts until the Easter holidays. As I was poorly for half term, I’m hoping to get out for lots of walks with Poppy, watch the garden bloom and enjoy some well earned rest and relaxation.
How beautiful was the weather last weekend?! After three weeks of constantly blowing my nose, feeling rubbish and not having a spare five minutes to myself, it was lovely to get out in the sun with Poppy and Phil over the weekend.
While the bulbs I planted in the garden have yet to produce any colour, there’s plenty of colourful flowers to be seen out and about. I also think I’m finally getting over my cold, which is good so hopefully that’ll be the last I see of that for a while. Not only that, but I enjoyed a Mother Superior bathbomb from Lush and it was delicious! Isn’t it great to see the back of winter?! Let’s hope there’s lots more sun to come!
Does anyone else feel like the whole of the UK breathes a sigh of relief every time the sun appears? Like we’re all thinking, thank goodness it’s not raining today?! I know I do. We didn’t get flooded over the winter, but we certainly got sick of it. Walking Poppy is no fun in the rain, especially as she has to smell every little thing! Despite that, Poppy is very happy to see the sun too. She’s a real sunworshipper and will seek out any spot of the warm stuff in the house, often leaving me on my own, which is most unusual for her!
The only drawback about the good weather is that it means it’s time to spring clean and start planning diy and gardening chores. I’m not really ready for that yet, mainly because I know we’ve got lots and lots of jobs that need doing, and it’s a little overwhelming. I’m still happy to hibernate on the sofa, watching Game of Thrones reruns in front of the fire! Just like Poppy, I’m always looking for the warmest spot in the room!
How about you? Are you done with hibernating and ready to spring clean the place or do you want a few more days hiding under the blanket in your favourite warm spot?