Thursday, 28 March 2013

If we all Wish hard enough?

Maybe warmer weather will come.

 I'm thankful we don't have the white stuff down south, but the days are cold.

 We had a wonderful sunny start to the day today, sunshine and warmth. Come on, we need more of that. Spring flowers continue to do their thing, trees are bursting into leaf, now we just need a lot more of that wonderful sun.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Feeding the wood

Odd title? Couldn't think of another!

 I acquired a lovely bargain Westbury spinning wheel last year, she has sat a little neglected for a while but yesterday had a good clean and a drink if danish oil - good for feeding the wood. Now she is looking beautiful and spinning like a dream. A little noisier than my other wheels but a happy flock member.

My Louet and Wee Peggy asked for a drink too so today I have obliged and given them a lovely coat of oil too.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Song of Spring

I think the song of Spring 2013 should by ...

"I get knocked down
but I get up again
You're never going to keep me down"

So many false starts, flowers blooming, bulbs growing ... then cold (bitterly cold) air sends them into hibernation, only to keep coming back, keep trying to bloom.

Oh I think we all need that Spring sunshine and warmth now. The beginning of this week was so bitterly cold my left and and jaw ached one night as I had forgotten to wear my hat that afternoon - never again on such a cold day!

But the last couple of days have been warmer, brighter and longer, much much longer now. All the bulbs are back flowering again, gorgeous yellows of daffodils; yellows, pinks and purples of the crocuses everywhere, Camellias in full bloom, Blossom is colouring the skies, yes the flowers are really brightening the world again; and the tree buds are bursting all over with life and green and red. Daisies are thriving in the lawns where people haven't braved the cold to mow the lawns yet!

I'll hold onto this for the next few days, though warmer there is rain due. Ah well not long until Easter and maybe, just maybe that will be beautifully sunny and warm as it has been in recent years. Just maybe x