Wednesday, 4 May 2011

April


I love April - not just as I celebrate my birthday, but it is when the promise of new beginnings start to become felt. Winter's barren landscapes evolved, now the timid appearance of Spring is giving way to the bold clamours for summer.

The sight is the last thing that I notice - as I pace around the corner from the stream the view is heralded by the fanfare of bird song and that wonderful fresh smell of grass and open countryside. [Rational senses: there speaks the optimist again, we are talking about a strip of old grazing pasture adjoining a large rec on landfill in suburban Reading.]

I love this time of year, opening the windows and letting the Spring air awaken the house from hibernation. My morning walks are my lone passion, like a silent meditation where I prepare for the chaos inherent in being a WAHM. I used to listen to music, but I missed the sound and focus of watching the seasons unfold. I love watching the changes throughout the year: wrapped up against the bitter cold in the winter; slipping through the mud and rain in the spring as the first flowers emerge; the eruption of the undergrowth in April heralding the glorious Summer to come.

13 comments:

  1. Wow this picture looks like a scene from a fairytale

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  2. Lovely words and just find myself wanting to walk down that path and see where it leads me.
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  3. Hmmmm.... I would like to be able to walk there. It is lovely.

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  4. Wow what a beautiful picture. I think there may be some fairies just inside those woods. x

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  5. Beautiful picture. I love the bluebells int he distance.

    Herding Cats x

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  6. how lucky are you?? what a beautiful place to walk. thanks for your comment I drove up the same road today and ALL the blossom had gone - see blink and you miss it, easily done

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  7. What a stunning picture.

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  8. It looks like a lovely walk and I also share this glorious birth month with you. Thanks for visiting, I am now following. x

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  9. Beautiful, makes me feel peaceful just looking at it. And you live in Reading too - nice to "meet" you fellow Berkshire dweller! x

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  10. That is a chocolate box picture if ever I saw one. Lovely words to accompany too.

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  11. That's gorgeous. Makes you want to get up out of your chair and go there.

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  12. Oooh that's a beautiful photo and an equally beautiful post to accompany it.

    Thanks for dropping in on my blog.

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