Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! 🙂
On Saturday we had glorious weather in Bath, so I took the opportunity to get out into the garden and do some tidying up. It was so warm that we even managed to eat our lunch outside 🙂
It really does feel like Spring has arrived in Bath. The crocuses and primroses are popping up everywhere in our little garden…
along with the daffodils and cute little narcissus 🙂
One of my favourite things about Springtime is blossom. Trees look so severe in Wintertime without their leaves, but come Springtime, their bare branches are covered in the most delicately coloured, beautiful flowers that are an absolute joy to see.
One of my favourite types of blossom is found on the japonica tree.
This tree is situated outside Lil’ L’s bedroom, and it’s such a nice sight to be greeted with as I open his curtains first thing in the morning.
To reach school, we have to walk up a very steep hill. Even though I consider myself to be pretty fit, I’m totally out of breath as I reach the top! But what I focus on as I’m climbing (and huffing and puffing!) is the cherry tree that marks the end of the hill. This tree is absolutely glorious at the moment…
with the most beautiful blossom 🙂
And check out how blue the sky was on the school run today!
In last week’s Wednesday Workshop (a little primary school Buddhist class that I teach each Wednesday) we read the story of the Four Princesses and the Kingshuk Tree (a beautiful story!) and I used the example of blossom to teach the children about impermanence and the importance of living in the moment. Most of us are so busy in our lives, with our heads filled with a million and one thoughts and plans, that we risk losing sight of all the beauty that surrounds us in our natural environment. When we do live in the moment, everything becomes brighter, clearer, more beautiful.
Time to enjoy the blossom… it’ll be gone before we know it!
Has Spring arrived where you live? What’s your favourite thing about this season?