Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It's spring!

Every year I used to anxiously wait for Spring to arrive. I would watch the trees for buds, and wander around the garden, inspecting the plants for any signs of growth. When Spring finally sprung, I would revel in the beauty of the flowers, the warmth, the lengthening days and the smell of flowers that would permeate our garden and our home. Even last year, I took spent some time in my garden, looking at the blooms.

This year was somehow different. I feel like I have missed spring! It is almost like I woke up last week to find a beautiful garden already full of flowers, and it feels like summer... And I'm left standing, and wondering "Where'd it go"? In all honesty, I was probably too busy a) with my project and b) being depressed that I just never noticed! Sad times.

I got home early this afternoon, and while I did spend most of it collapsed on my bed, reading (and finishing) Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (absolutely brilliant!), I did spend about 45 mins before and after sunset (incidentally my favourite time of day) in the garden. It really was lovely! Here are some pictures that I took a few years ago, of some of the flowers in my garden.


Athena said...

I'm so glad you got to spend some time outside after all :)
Hope the shopping trip was fun!

Hope the happiness and Spring Feeling continues!

Luke said...

That's so freaky! I was just thinking about spring this morning when I arrived in the lab late! Although, my thoughts were not so appreciative...I was thinking more along the lines of the fact that, while asthetically pleasing, spring has to be my worst season! I get such allergies to all the pollen! But, yes, it does look nice :D

Leia said...

How could you have spring without pollen? It would be totally amazing, but really weird...