Spring is Early

This year spring seems to be arriving early in Devon . I feel a particular affinity with this season as I was born in Springtime . Being a typical male , not wanting any fuss and certainly no lavish gifts I won't divulge that my birthday is March 8th .Incidentally it is also International Women's Day something I have always found a bit disconcerting -I don't know why - but I digress . On The Bury , our village green ,the yellow and blue fingers of crocus have been pointing skywards for several weeks and now they are opening, exposing their glorious saffron centres. The hazels are dripping with fluffy pale golden catkins and it is as if someone has carelessly sprinkled handfulls of pure , white confetti in the hedgerows as the first snow drops nod and tremble in the cold wind .There are even a few brave daffodils trumpeting what is yet to come . I never cease to marvel at the new beginning of life after the dark months of winter begin to pass . Tiny green shoots pushing their way through frost baked ground ,birds breaking into song as if anticipating warmer days yet to arrive . I find it comforting when I consider my own mortality and I know that my children and my grandchildren and their children will experience the same renewal of life that I have witnessed and enjoyed all my life . Nature's cycle will continue and life will be reborn. It's just as it should be.

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  • I was thinking something sort of similar...about nature's cycle..that Bob and I are at different points in the closing act. It is hard to hold on to the fact that this is natural that there is an end and that is as it should be. I guess I wanted Bob to have an encore.

    J.

  • Maybe there is an encore Jill but not one we recognise as yet .Georgepa

  • As always Georgepa, a beautiful description allowing us to picture your beautiful county. my tulips and dafs are about 3 inches above the ground so spring is definitely later in Kent.

    I don't ask for lavish gifts either, birdseed, that's all I want. I was a March baby as well. I was born on Easter Sunday, 25th. Lady Day, just nine months til Christmas. I only remember having one Easter Day birthday since my grand entrance into this world.

    In case I forget by March 8th....HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

  • Here in Somerset my primroses are defiantly showing their faces despite next doors cats.They are a triumph over my poor gardening skills.P x

  • I was a March baby as well 29 I have not looked in my garden not had time and we have got someone in doing the garden which was suppose to be finished in December still going on will have a look over the weekend Yvonne

  • hi georgepa

    a great description again from you - u r so talented in your writings - u should publish them

    i will remember your birthday and HAPPY BIRHTDAY FR THEN - MIEN IS ON FEB 25TH AND I AM HAIVNG A PARTY FOR J=MY 69TH ON THE DAY B4 YOURS MARCH 7TH (I T HAS TO FIT AROUND THE FOOTBALL FIXTURES - MHY PARTNER,HAS BEEN AN AVID MAN U FAN ALL HIS LIFE ) SO JMARCH 7TH IT SI FOR ME

    LOL JILL

    :-)

  • As usual George you have said it all. Both have a happy day, the sun is shining here , hope it is with you

  • Georgepa!! sorry about the George x

  • George is fine

  • I feel better after reading your description. Not quite there in London but I can imagine beautiful Devon. Happy birthday - but mine's first ! [Feb, 13 FRIDAY too]

    Jean

  • Here in essex I have noticed the snowdrops waving to me as I pass. My neighbours magnolia is all in bud all my bulbs are shyly hinting at the display to come ahh good times are coming. Brians birthday is the 10th of feb but I've got to wait for the summer for mine. Janexx

  • Lovely words to lift the spirit. We have had thick snow in Cheshire today, the snowdrops were just starting to bloom, they have disappeared.. Xx

  • That really was lovely, Georgepa....My birthday is 5th March, so not long before yours.....Spring is my favourite too, I look forward to the new outings that I have promised we will make ....let the sun shine on us all!

    Dx

  • Dunno about early spring here on the edge of Dartmoor! Cold, wet, colder, wetter. I thought all our snowdrops had died, but they are gradually pushing through, so maybe it's starting. Wouldn't live anywhere else though!

  • All your descriptions of spring sounds amazing! Nothing like that here yet in the Midwest of the U.S.

    in fact, snow is on it way, thankfully not like in the east! Hopefully we're not too far behind as far as spring is concerned. Keep describing as you see it, I can almost smell the fresh new life of flowers and grass, and the warm sun on my face!!

    Thanks all for the beautiful picture this morning!

    LynnO

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