The glories of Spring . . . and the not so good

baby robin2

Be happy, it’s Spring. Feel grateful and look for the positive. Life is to be lived.

Things I like about Spring

  1. Finding birds nests, such as the robin nest in this photo
  2. The arrival of the swallows from South Africa
  3. The process of seeds, to plants, to vegetables. It never seizes to amaze me.
  4. Sunny evenings in the garden with birdsong for company.
  5. Watching the butterflies and bees aimlessly traverse the garden.
  6. Eating lunches al fresco.
  7. The smell of blossom.
  8. Watching the honeybees return from the rapeseed on their super-highway.
  9. Finding a male toad whilst weeding.
  10. Taking extended walks and playing outdoor tennis.
  11. Clean dog paws.
  12. Clean eggs from chickens, i.e. not covered in mud.
  13. The cats stop using their litter trays.


Not so good . . .

  1. Finding remains of mice in the garden, courtesy of the cats.
  2. Never-ending weeding.
  3. Guilt relating to inability to motivate myself to doing outdoor DIY chores.
  4. Realising the cabbage white butterflies are going to devastate my brassica plants.
  5. Seeds that fail to germinate. My hope and expectation crushed.
  6. Sunny days that I am unable to enjoy because I am stuck indoors.
  7. Cats returning home with large bellies and smug faces.
  8. Cats meowing to go outside at 4 o’clock in the morning.


Even so, it’s still better than winter!











About Honor A Dawson

I live in a rural location with my husband, dogs, cats and chickens. I love reading and writing, watching and playing tennis, swimming, and wildlife and nature.

Posted on April 29, 2014, in Lifes Challenges and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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