The joys of spring

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No matter how much I try to notice each little sign as the days grow warmer and longer, spring always takes me by surprise. I remember walking down my street in Charlottenburg on a particularly lovely evening with a softness in the air and suddenly noticing that all those buds on the trees which had remained stubbornly closed for so long were suddenly open and that the city was in bloom.

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Back then, the parks and squares were my back garden but these days I’m lucky to have one of my own where I can watch the seasons change much more easily. There is always something new. As the snowdrops dry and fade, there is a blaze of daffodils, the forsythia threading its way through the branches of the apple tree under which snake’s head fritillary have spread. And as all of those become a little less vivid, tulips start to emerge in carnival or soft colours, single or double. There is so much beauty to savour and so much still to come – the bluebell woods, the rhododendrons, the apple blossom, the elegance of the magnolia. I realise how important it is just to try to take each day at a time and look for the good things, rather than getting caught up in worries of what has been and what may be or never be. I wish you a wonderful spring.

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2 thoughts on “The joys of spring

  1. I can’t get over how beautiful that shot is of the tree in the sun. I would never get tired of seeing that every day. Some days I fantasize about living in the middle of a huge city and others a more quiet, rural area. It’s nice to live vicariously through photos, though, and not have to choose one over another.

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  2. Thank you so much Amanda! I have always loved this tree and feel so lucky to see the seasons changing through its branches. I always missed it when I lived in the city but crave the excitement of urban areas sometimes. Photos are the best way to experience the whole world as you say.

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