Thursday, 20 January 2011

New Life

Having had a couple of glorious but cold days this week, I took myself into the garden to have a wander and to will Spring on!

The birds seem chirpy enough at the moment - maybe they're glad of the sun too.

Despite the frost, despite the leaf mountain across the garden, despite broken branches, twigs and dead foliage, I do believe there's a glimmer of hope emerging from the ground -

the snowdrops are beginning to come out, my bulbs are poking themselves out of the ground

my most favourite of all Spring plants - the primrose, resolutely flowering in these chilly conditions

Even the fungus and thought 'what the heck'

Long may the sunshine continue and banish away our winter blue's.

I must say thank you to Andrea and to Hannah for awarding me the Stylish Blogger award.

Now, I'm not very good at awarding these as there are so many fantastic blogs out there and in my view all of them are stylish, so I would like to pass this onto to all those I read.  As for listing 7 things about myself - there's probably not a lot you don't know already!  but there's perhaps one thing you don't -
I have a walk in cupboard in our bedroom and it's filled to the gunnels with stuff - handbags, perfume, toiletries, nail varnishes, pretty washbags amongst many others.  When I'm having a 'glass is half empty' kind of day, I'll take myself off to my feel good cupboard to have a rummage!


Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

It has felt wonderfully spring like this week .... raining again today though so I feel the sewing room calling me x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Yes, there are glimmers of hope in the garden, aren't there? We're lucky enough to have a south-facing garden and I sat outside the other day, almost sun-bathing! - mind you today it's really frosty!

delia hornbook said...

The weather really is freezing but that sun is so lovely, I did some gardening tue afternoon and spotted my bulbs trying to poke through it was such a lovely thing to see and the thought of brigther days to come. Lovely photo's. And your cupboard sounds like a great tonic ;-)Have a lovely day, Dee x

Florrie said...

I think everyone should have a "feel good" cupboard to rummage in when life gets a bit much........but I'm sure Spring is just around the corner, the birds were chirupping fit to bust this morning when I woke up........always a good sign of warmer days to come.

florrie x

Jenny at Red House said...

What a great idea a 'feelgood cupboard' I love it!! jennyx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Ooh, yes, more sunshine please. Love the idea of a walk-in cupboard.

emma bear forever said...

Really like the idea of 'Feelgood' cupboard ~ I just dont have the room. Maybe I could get myself a 'Feelgood' box, stashed under the bed perhaps. Mine would have to have some chocolate in there though x

maryannlucy said...

I love this time of year - so much promise (despite the freezing fog we have had today!)

bellaboo said...

My garden looks so sad at this time of year.I love it when the bulbs start peeping through,and remind me that Spring is on it's way.
I have a feel good cupboard too...but mine is filled with china and vintage finds! :0)

charl said...

oo i love the sound of the feel good cupboard.. it sounds very girly and lovely!!
B&m's is a very cheapo store that sells everything .. its a bit like wilkos but cheaper!
i have a feeling it may be a northern thing!!

Anonymous said...

ooh I'd love to have a peek in that cupboard it sounds like a treasure trove .
its good to see some life coming back in the garden
xx fee

Catherine said...

I am amazed that you have primroses up already. But then again I have not ventured into my damp chilly garden for quite a few weeks!

home made gorgeous said...

It's so lovely to see the new shoots and signs of Spring - so exciting to think it's not that far off! Your feelgood cupboard sounds amazing! Sarah x

Louise said...

Ooh yeah, I've noticed the snowdrops are peeking through, and flowers on the primroses. Haven't unearthed any fungi in my garden yet though!

It's always nice to receive an award. Well done. x