With just one windowsill in our house and no garden to speak of my growing year generally commences once the ground at the allotment is warm enough for outdoor sowing. The exception of course is bringing tomato seeds to life on said windowsill. The mere sight of these cherry tomato seedlings sends prickles of excitement up the back of my neck!
We’ve had some gorgeously sunny days in Gloucester over the last week or so.
It’s still nippy outside but inhaling sunshine really puts a spring in your step. I love how nature stirs and shifts so rapidly with the advent of March and I’ve formed a habit of stepping out on my lunch break at work, following the same route, to behold the seasonal changes. The neighbourhood around a business park is not somewhere you might expect to find lots of buds and blossoms and birdsong but as I amble along I’m reminded of the Confuscian saying:
‘everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it’.
Other smile-making moments last week included further progress at the allotment thanks to my marvellously helpful mum and dad (if digging was an Olympic sport they’d be Gold medalists!). It’s been such a tonic for us to work the plot after the sadness of our first pregnancy ending in miscarriage last month and going underground for a while.
“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
I wonder… what smile making moments have you had this week?