Hubby gave me a copy of Landscape magazine, it's a real treat with minimal advertising -all the pages are full of something useful! inside are articles on lacemaking, decorating eggs, wildlife, business enterprise and much more - what a lovely bit of indulgence.
The cover reminded me of times when my mother decorated boiled eggs for Solstice/Easter with beetroot or onion dye - but these eggs look too good to eat with their leafy loveliness. don't you think?
I dug out some Spring pictures from the last few years on my blog .... here was my first apron - 'stolen' by a friend who wanted it a lot! maybe I should make myself another? you can never have too many aprons.
I remember making these blossom branches a few years back maybe on a dry day some twigs will be found, a different colour tissue blossom this time perhaps?
Last year I found these violets deep in the woods carpeting the dry wood floor, they were such a treat to find in their secret mossy hideaway.....
I remember painting these snowdrops on a bit of silk last year, it was impossible to get the white right and I gave up - but they don't look so bad revisited!
Spring Solstice is not far away but the woods are still dormant, lying under a wet cloak of dried leaves and shrivelled, frost blackened berries. Under this cloak surely things are growing and will surprise us soon?
Today I drank some of the elderberry cordial I made in the Autumn -it's full of vitamin C and I'm beginning to feel a lot better.
I decided to bake bread today and maybe lentil soup.
Simple comforts are what seem to matter today.
What have you been doing?