Thursday, 7 April 2011

Spring has Sprung

When we walk out from our back garden we are fortunate enough to step out into a beautiful conservation meadow which is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna. I always think that it acts as a wonderful barometer of the seasons and I know that when it looks like this...

Covered with literally hundreds and hundreds of delicate little cowslips...

Then Spring has finally arrived

A season of longer, brighter and warmer days that feel hopeful and optimstic. It makes me feel that anything is possible.

And as an added bonus there are several clumps of these too, as well as all the cherry blossom.


On a completely different note, I have a request from a friend Carol.... She used to be friends with a lady called Cha Ching Dawson who lived in East Hanningfield, Chelmsford where she was doing her City & Guilds (I assume in embroidery). Cha Ching moved to the Cambridge area to look after her elderly parents who have since passed away, but Carol has unfortunately lost touch and would dearly like to make contact with her friend again. If any readers know Cha Ching could you email me (via my profile on the side bar) and I can pass on Carol's details. Thank you!

16 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful! Spring truly has sprung...I feel hopeful and optimistic too. Life is good!

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  2. I love cowslips!
    I'm trying to encourage mine to spread

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  3. How wonderful having that beautiful extension to your back garden! Cowslips are so pretty. :)
    Vivienne x

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  4. I love to see the cowslips too but I think that would be another month maybe here in Latvia. I know when Spring is finally on the way when the snow starts to visibly disappear and the storks arrive back, both happened this week

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  5. on a completely random note; I was born in Chelmsford! x

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  6. What a treat to be able to walk out into that lovely meadow - wild flower meadows are so precious and I love cowslips. Will there be bee orchids later? I love those too.

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  7. Such a joyful thing to have on your doorstep......... cowslips seem to have become a thing of my childhood so I envy you them...

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  8. Oh, I love cowslips! I always think of them as very rare, because I never see any anywhere in London. A whole meadow of them would be wonderful.

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  9. What a fantastic meadow to have behind your garden! We know that spring has sprung here because the Sussex permamud has dried up and we can wear trainers to go round the woods: we've been following the progress of the bluebell growth and each day this week more blue flowers have emerged. I love spring.

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  10. Spring is definitely in the air. I love your meadow!

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  11. Isn't it amazing how the sun and some spring flowers can improve our mood? I'm even finding time to go up to the allotment although I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the digging there is to do! Lucy xx

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  12. That's a beautiful spring meadow - you're so lucky to have it as a garden extension!

    The weather is just perfect this week - and light evenings too (I love weeding the veg patch at dusk)

    Celia
    x

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  13. Lucky you having that meadow on your doorstep. Beautiful photos, hooray for Spring!

    x

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  14. Lovely, lovely pictures. I must admit to being jealous that your spring is so far ahead of ours in Wisconsin, USA!

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