Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Spring has sprung

Today has been the kind of day that makes you feel like the weather has turned a corner and that the bad, cold weather is behind us.  Of course, living in England makes you realise that you rarely get two days the same so tomorrow could be a whole other story!  But for today ...
the sun was shining, the sky was blue, the clouds were fluffy, and the plants were all coming into bloom.  This is Springtime Britain at its best.  I spent an hour or so in the garden this afternoon, pruning shrubs here and there, pulling up weeds that have outstayed their welcome and gently cleared around flowers which are just coming into petal.  The photo is of the flowering cherry tree that we have in our back garden.  It's branches are completely covered in pale pink blossom and it looks so pretty.  But the little flowers last only a little while and already the grass beneath the tree has a light covering of pink confetti where they are being blown away by the breeze. 
Isn't it amazing how a little bit of warmth and sunshine can lift your mood and make you feel so much better?  Let's hope this lasts a little longer!

8 comments:

Cheri said...

We have cherry trees in blossom over by the high school. LOVE that feeling!

Karen said...

I agree about today making you feel spring has sprung - it was lovely driving home in the sunshine.

scrappyjacky said...

It really was a lovely Spring day here....I spent the afternoon in the garden 'pottering' as well....there again I wouldn't really want to be inside my house at the moment!

Heather said...

my favourite time of year! I like to watch the trees becoming greener as each day goes by ... and the blossom just takes my breath away sometimes :)

Amy said...

I know what you mean - we have a day like that - but Autumnal, and it is just perfect!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful photo!
Rinda

Sian said...

It arrived here today and it's beautiful. Just like that photo.

Alison said...

Glad to hear Spring has sprung Deb!
Alison xx