Friday, April 22, 2016

Watching Spring Emerge

Sweet primrose scent has entranced and stolen me away. Sometimes the pull is too strong and I have to just stay. So I sit and watch and breathe the perfume that takes me back. Back to my childhood days, playing in fields and scrambling up primrose banks and railway batters with mud on the knees of my old trousers. My nose in a posy of primroses, cool and soft when brushed against my cheek. One for Mum and one for my Nan, that lived next door.  That sweet delicate smell always steps me back in time.  
And I stay some more and watch the Spring unfold before my eyes.  Bees and brimstone butterflies beneath blue skies. 
I could stay all day, just sitting and watching,  there is always so much to see. But I have painting to do so I bring the outside in with me. 
Back outside for a tea break. I would have missed this beautiful bee fly if I had drank my drink indoors, sat with head in a phone or iPad.  
 From my desk I always get a good view of the latest visitors, normally the feathered type, but sometimes furry ones too.
So things have been a little slower. this month. Taking time to smell the flowers and watch the wonders of Spring emerge. And jobs in the home and garden, digging and seed sowing and giving the house a bit of care and attention.
The parliament is finished. I will miss them hanging here watching, with a knowing look in their painted eyes. But, they have given me an idea for a painting, so they will be back in 2D form.
In between there has been cutting out of more wooden hangers. Below is the Spring Wizard in progress.
And here it is finished.
All of the hangers will be added to my Etsy shop on Monday April 25th at 7.30pm (UK time)
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Enjoy your weekend, I have golden beetroot to plant and more digging to do!

P.S...Mrs Thrush now has a nest in the honeysuckle. :) x

17 comments:

  1. Such lovely images. We have wild primroses, I love the way the pink ones just randomly appear. Beautiful magical hangers, love them both! Enjoy the season. x

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    1. Thank you LeeAnn. It is always strange how they just appear isn't it. I also have white bells and pink bells here among the blue ones. I haven't planted any of them, they just come up like magic. :) Have a wonderful Spring yourself. x

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  2. Your latest work is lovely. we have a robins nest in the ivy hedge but somebody stole the five eggs!

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    1. Thank you Wood Fairy, I'm glad that you like. :) Oh poor Robins... I always feel so sorry for the birds when they work so hard preparing their nests and sitting on the eggs then feeding the young and then something happens. It is a struggle for them. I suppose all we can do is feed them on the bird tables and keep a good habitat for them in our gardens. Every little thing helps. x

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  3. So much wonderful loveliness :-)

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  4. Lovely, enjoy your weekend :) I shall buy one of these hangers one day so delightful, love them.

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    1. Thank you Emma I had a lovely weekend. :) Got lots done in the garden and visited the bluebell wood too.

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  5. wonderful to see your spring sightings and your charming wooden arts.
    lovely spring to you ~

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tammie :) Wishing you a magical Spring too in your beautiful part of the World. x

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  6. They remind me of my childhood too as do most woodland flowers. My nan and grandad lived just across the road from us. I think it's so sad that most families don't live close to each other any more.
    I love your owls!! They look absolutely amazing all hung up there together. No wonder you miss them as they fly to their new homes.😊 Have a lovely week!
    Jess x

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    1. I agree Jess, I loved having my Nan just next door. The door was always open and we just ran in and out getting drinks of water, biscuits toffees and mint humbugs. Luckily my children growing up had one set of Grandparents not right next door, but in walking distance to visit several times a week. All woodland and wild flowers also remind me of childhood. It's because we played out doors. I do worry that children these days won't have those memories? have a magical week yourself xx

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  7. They remind me of my childhood too as do most woodland flowers. My nan and grandad lived just across the road from us. I think it's so sad that most families don't live close to each other any more.
    I love your owls!! They look absolutely amazing all hung up there together. No wonder you miss them as they fly to their new homes.😊 Have a lovely week!
    Jess x

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  8. I'm never that bothered if I miss high summer due to work as it's usually hot, humid, green, tall and often biting by that time but following spring unfolding day by day is a must and a real joy. Nice photos and artwork.

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  9. Such a great post, and I love your photos and creativity. You have a lovely blog. :)

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  10. I also want to mention that I love the soothing music playing on your blog.

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