Tag Archives: signs of Spring

Snowdrop, Cyclamen and Rebecca Solnit

I found our first Snowdrops in the garden this morning.

The white Cyclamen are doing well despite the rain and the wind.


I love this take on a well known prayer, giving thanks to Mother Nature. It’s from Rebecca Solnit,  an American writer who has written on a variety of subjects, including feminism, the environment and politics.

Our mother who art underfoot,
hallowed be thy names,
thy seasons come, thy will be done,
within us as around us,
thank you for our daily bread, our water, our air, and our lives and so much beauty;
lead us not into selfish craving and the destructions that are the hungers of the glutted,
but deliver us from wanton consumption
of thy vast but finite bounty,
for thine is the only sphere of life we know,
and the power and the glory, forever and ever, amen


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Eggs, Catkins and Tulips

Friends from choir often bring fresh eggs from their chickens to sell on a Thursday morning. I love the special enormous blue one in this half dozen.

Fresh eggs from friends’ chickens

We have had a hard couple of weeks with the lovely Mr S  working every day to get the boat ready for launch and me recovering from the virus that hit three weeks ago and which has left me throughly whisht, as my Mum used to say. We went out for dinner tonight to celebrate the launch and in the car park saw these gorgeous Spring welcoming Catkins.

Catkins against a blue sky

Every table in The Royal Oak in Perranwell had tulips in a small vase and the ones on the mantlepiece were beautifully reflected the mirror.  We had a fabulous meal!

Tulips in the mirror at the pub


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