Monday, September 3, 2012

Springy!

Oh springtime, I have fallen head over heels in love with you all over again.

The smell of your sweet pollen filled air, the way you make the farm chores fun, the smiley, playful Maremmas, the fields of daisies, the busy buzzy bees, the shoes instead of gumboots and the tights instead of leggings.

Oh springtime, I love the warmth of your sun on our backs as we fill the wheel-barrow with weeds and cut back the green manure crops and fertilise and plant out the spring vegies in the kitchen garden. There is nothing quite like the planning for the abundant seasons to come after the hungry winter.

I love the way the quantity of eggs we collect seem to multiply by the day in spring and I adore watching our feathered friends find little pockets of sunlight to dust bathe and gossip with their hen friends.

I love watching Jo-Jo run and climb and play without the constant worry about his muddy locks. And that blue, blue sky...swoon.

And I love only keeping one fire going. I am a bit over the constant shlepping and splitting of the wood, I am.

I feel excited beyond words at the discovery of spring's first asparagus spear and I am still loving finding new and exciting ways to eat the very last of the broccoli.

And eating outside, and having the windows open, and the brightness and lightness, and sharing a cold beer between dirty farmer's hands at the end of the day. Love!

But I think my very favourite part of spring is that feeling of the world opening up again. There are endless possibilities and choices and ways. Like a spontaneous icy-pole and walk around the lake after school. Holding hands and telling stories and joking and laughing. And smelling the sweetest, yellowest wattle and bumping into friends and being in love.

I'm happy.

I hope you are too and that you've had the most bright sunshiney start to your week.
Do you love springtime?
Or is autumn where you're at?
Have you got anything exciting planned for the next few days?
Do tell.

Bye!

31 comments:

  1. We are on the edge of autumn in England. On the last days of the summer holidays, with the wet winter months ahead. But I remember the feel of spring in the air, this will keep us going until after Christmas. Sarah

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  2. How good is spring. Just to turn the heater off and have the doors open! I even bought some plants to day, so out in the garden we will be tomorrow!

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  3. oh i am LOVING spring too! this morning, before my course started, i wandered around the streets of sydney in the morning sun and found a MASSIVE patch of jasmine and spent 10 minutes just breathing in it's BEAUTIFUL scent.
    sorry, many caps, much spring love though :D

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  4. So many good things Kate...those dogs are amazing! Your photo of the asparagus, I took an almost identical photo today myself of a brand new purple spear. Happy spring days.

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  5. Look at you! So happy! I'm happy you're happy - Go you!

    Love Love love your photos!

    xxx

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  6. Ah the open windows, the light, the green, green grass! Love all the wonder that is Spring. And asparagus...squeal!!! Always feels like anything is possible at this time of the year. Enjoy your magic lovely lady :) x

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  7. I love those big-chicken-minding dogs...and you have two! I like Spring too - the warmer weather is grand, but not so much the stinky Jasmine. Your chickens look so happy - I love that!

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  8. We are heading into Autumn...or Fall, as we call it.....the leaves changing to red, orange and yellow....the crispness of the air....apples and pumpkins popping up everywhere....and school starting...Fall is my favorite time of the year...and since I am a teacher, it is also back to work....tomorrow...the excitement of a new year...all the fun new school supplies....

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  9. Yes I love spring, it's favourite ( that and autumn) I love the smell too in the air, the spring flowers , the warm sun and of courses the footy finals xo

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  10. Spring is just so nice at the moment isnt it. I love being able to open up the windows and let the warm sunshine come in, and to sit outside and have the sun shine on me.

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  11. im so glad youre happy!

    love x


    ps. ive had one of the worst days ever but it couldnt be helped by anyone.

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  12. It's wonderful to be able to open the windows and have warm fresh air flood in and enjoy the sun setting a bit later than it has and it's fun to see the pics of your world in springtime as well!

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  13. The weather is just glorious. Loving this time of year. And those dogs, every time I see them they make me smile.

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  14. oh yes! the world is opening up- put perfectly! i'm a summer baby, so feeling spring turn fills me with some giddy excitement. first sundowners were had on sunday arvo- beers on the beach with new mates. bloody fantastic! :)sarah

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  15. Oh I do love spring time, and for me also, it's that opening up that I love so much. The endless possibilities, the breathing out again after all that introspection.

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  16. We are heading into autumn and looking forward to crochet blankets, soup, leggings and over sized jumpers and snuggling by the log burner. Spring does look great though, perhaps we could just skip winter?

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  17. Isn't it glorious Kate!! Your pictures are beautiful. I've been basking in springtime sunshine too, it's like food for the soul..x

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  18. Oh yes, I know exactly what you mean. It feels like coming alive after a rather long and muddy winter. So excited at all the possibilities that spring offers, I'm already into spring cleaning and making the house feel fresh! Although I'm really behind in the spring kitchen garden thing, I need to hurry up and get my spring seeds order in NOW!!

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  19. recovering from a cold and enjoying the sunshine, planting where possible! xx

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  20. Those photographs are so full of life!! Beautiful!! Glad you are Happy and Enjoying the start of spring.. Here we are experiencing lot of rains..I love rains :) Will plant winter veggies in some time..

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  21. Today had so much promise! I must have sown 10 different varieties of vegetables in little trays on my windowsill for transplant in a few weeks. Im so excited for harvest time already how I can possibly wait I have NO idea!
    Im loving watching my chickens bath in the dust too, theyre probably as sick of the mud as I am...

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  22. Your Spring sounds wonderful! Winter is still hanging around here un Perth but I don't mind one bit because I know the sun & the heat & the dry will be here before long :)

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  23. Yes Kate, I LOVE Spring, I had a rare day off work yesterday so out into the sun with a magazine (something I don't normally do) it was so nice to see blue sky and feel the warmth of the sun.....bliss. It must be beautiful at Daylesford right now, my cousin lives there and my Aunt has (or used to) a home there.
    Enjoy your days Kate.
    xx sandi

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  24. its autumn for me, not a fan of the springtime, too much wind and the air is too dry here already. yep give me autumn anyday.

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  25. totally in love with that first day of spring, sheer bliss, some wicked weather headed our way tomorrow though. I hope everything is OK and survives the winds at your house.

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  26. Funny - I've been really appreciating Spring this year too and totally loving it :) Kx

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  27. I'm loving that watering can shot. That's all I have to say xx

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  28. Oh open windows how I love thee!!! :) :)
    Welcome Spring! x

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  29. Nah... we had a crappy start to the week weather wise... not a hint of spring to be found... I just saw the news and note that I think that weather has travelled across the continent and may very well be at yours now. Sorry.
    Still - there'll be lots more spring to enjoy.
    Adore the "springy" flowers. I've had a rather challenging day - your flowers and photos have brought a smile to my dial. Thank you.

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  30. Oh Kate, Foxs Lane and Whole Larder Love are officially my new favourite places to visit; please tell me you are neighbours so that I can live vicariously through the knowledge that you wander barefoot to each others houses along creek beds barefoot and dreamy........

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  31. I said barefoot twice, so beguiled am I......LOL

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