Spring has sprung in all its glory this week. The sun shone brightly. Flowers opened and fragrance fills the garden. The farmer let the cows out into the back fields and they are as happy to be there as I am to see them. Blackbirds flutter back and forth across the garden, their beaks filled with worms for their brood neatly hidden in some bush; and there are blue tits nesting in one of the boxes we have provided – what’s not to love about this time of year.
Clouds of ornamental cherry blossom everywhere … trees that are dull and uninteresting for eleven months of the year … suddenly come alive … and are a sight to behold.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It is a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short ~ Homaru Cantu
There is no glory in a star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye. There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by ~ Wm. C. Bryant
Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of Spring ~ Neltje Blanchan
I have just noticed that this is my 500th post in almost four years of blogging – where has the time gone! Thanks to you my blogging friends for your kind comments which have kept me going when, at times, I have felt like giving up on the blog altogether. I truly appreciate that you take the time to read what I have to say.