The time is here.
That time of year where things happen, that only happen once a year.
Things you just can't miss.
Things you are inspired to endlessly take part in.
So you brew some tea and grab some treats, and off you go to immerse yourself in...
Oh apricot blossoms!
And with them come the bees and butterflies as well.
Everyday there are more blossoms, and I am there to drink in their scent.
Milk and honey.
We are there early morning...
As the sun comes over the mountains.
Oh Spring, you are here so early!
Ten days away from spring equinox, hooooray!
We ooo and aaaah.
Play with pups.
Watch spider webs in early light.
Watch bees delight once the sun wakes them.
Cousins run and play.
As I blossom obsess.
All sorts of butterflies flutter about.
Love them so.
As we all wait for more.
Like popcorn popping open.
Sky and blossom, what a sight.
Winds are intense and blow petals around, creating a perfectly lovely movie quality scene.
How silly would we be, if we didn't have picnics two and three, in celebration of such things?
To nature's beckoning we oblige.
Don't have to ask us twice.
Tea and fruit, and baguettes too.
The occasional visitor comes by.
My best guests stay the whole time.
We are surrounded by the most curious specimen.
I love these (below), they happen naturally around here.
They are positively wonderlandish, aren't they?
Do you know what they are, by chance?
I've enjoyed them for 14 years now, and I am so glad they turn up like early spring clock work.
Some of my guests roll around, gazing up through the trees.
Making hilarious faces.
Mesmerized it seems.
I look up too.
Lay back and watch.
We nibble this and that.
Some of my guests need etiquette lesson though, me thinks?
Stealing baguettes off the plate and all.
Although, they are so sweet and enjoyable.
How can one stop to say no?
I just sip and smile.
I'm so glad they are here and well.
Here and happy.
Here and tea party picnic loving.
Who cares about etiquette anyway?
Especially when these days, it's all about...
The giant apricot tree!
Sitting happily, right at the farthest point of our back garden.
Beyond the vegetable garden.
Just looking over us all.
With more blooms to come.
As we wait.
Spring really hits the spot.
I've been listening to Vivaldi lately.
Concerto's in G major.
Which is funny because, one of my best friend's in College and I, had nicknames for each other.
And, one of her nicknames for me was Vivaldi, hahaha!
She's the only one who ever called me that, so Vivaldi always makes me think of her with fondness.
I suppose some Vivaldi and Spring Allegro is quite apropos?
Because of the blossoms and all.
Are you in a snowy place?
Just think of how green and wonderful everything will be there when spring arrives, after all that snow?
Snow makes our fruit trees so happy.
We have had a whole winter of 68' - 80' with no real winter to speak of.
And for the mood I am in, I am sorta glad for it.
I am in the mood for sun and spring.
I hope we aren't pan fried in summer though.
Well, I have a slew of chores and studio things I should attend to.
I hope you are doing lovely.
Do fill me in on all your shenanigans, I love hearing them!
See you soooon!