Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Oh Springtime.

Oh warm springtime evenings I remember you. I remember the gorgeous after dinner light, the wanders down the driveway, the perfect reflections on the dams and the loud chorus of pobble-bonks.

Oh gorgeous balmy spring evenings I remember how happy you make me, how much I love that last water of the garden of the day, the leisurely weeding and yet another pick through the asparagus. And I love that finally after such a long wet winter we can practically watch our garden grow.

Oh warm and still evening, I remember how farmer Bren makes the most of you, working until it gets so dark that he can't see what's in front of him. And how much I love the surprised and happy look on his face when we go down to visit him. How dirty his hands are and how we all just want to kiss him.

Oh Springtime evenings you make me so happy. I love the extra hours in our day. I love the extra adventures we can get up to. I love the running and skipping and climbing and laughing down the driveway.

And the bees. Oh my goodness, standing very still right next the hive watching the bees coming home after a long day's work is one of my favourite things to do.

Oh Springtime evenings, I am so happy you are here again and sticking around for a while. I like the way we live our lives when you are here. You are so good for us. We are so good when you are here.



  1. Oh Kate you & your family are our Springtime. You encourage us to embrace life & see things with eyes like yours, appreciative eyes, appreciative of natures beauty, of the little things & those travelling along life's journey beside us.
    Thankyou. X

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    1. Ha! They are frogs.
      Nicknamed Banjo frogs and pobble bonks for the soind they make.

  3. What a lovely 'ode to spring'! I miss the long evenings that we had down south, I was so surprised when I moved up here to Queensland; that even in mid summer the sun still sets before 7pm. The grass has certainly grown in your orchard..you'll need some cows to eat all that grass soon!

  4. We are rejoicing here too... Miss G has pulled out her summer frocks, I was gardening today in my wellies and summer dress... thongs don't cut it in the bush I'm finding! xx

  5. PS. How cute is the last picture of Pepper. She is so on a mission to do something very important! :)

  6. Being on the other side of the world we are enjoying the reverse, wintry stews for dinner, going to bed early and snuggling up with the kids, running through the growing piles of leaves, warming our clothes on the radiators in the morning, hot chocolate and hot baths when we get in.

  7. It's lovely to look at your springtime photos as the rain bounces off my autumn window. Sarah

  8. Your springtime photos look so cheery and happy. Love this!

    xxx Sabrina

  9. Your photos allow me to enjoy the spring evenings without the hayfever.
    Thanks for sharing and for reminding about all the little things and just how precious life is.

    cheers Kate

  10. Lovely post Kate! I can't believe that we only have one month of this glorious season left! It is good to cherish these glorious Spring days

  11. Your posts ALWAYS put a smile on my face and lift the spirits. And I love your honesty about things. You really do inspire us readers to live richer lives.

  12. I've been reading your blog for a few months now and it's time to leave a comment. i find your writing very inspiring and heart-warming. The photos are beautiful. We are about to move from a rental to our own home with an acre of land and a kitchen garden that I hope I can maintain and build on. I'll be back for more inspiring words!

  13. :) what a delightfully happy post!

  14. It really is hard to be gloomy in Spring! Such a magnificent time of the year. Oh to have my own bees....a lifelong dream!! And Pepper's mismatched boots are just magic.
    Steph :) x
    (formerly mon petit poppet)

  15. Your daughter is just too horribly cute for words :)

  16. Couldn't agree more with you Kate, it's like a delicious drug and I can't get enough! If only we didn't have the cold days breaking it up :(
    Enjoy your weekend lovely lady!
    Rach x

  17. Oh Pepper, you slay me dead. My heart!

  18. Pepper is just so delightful!! This is the first year I have made a conscious effort to go out and savour these warm spring evenings... just spending time in the garden noticing things, chatting to the chickens or standing mindlessly watering, and letting my ideas for the garden flow with the water. Thankyou for the reminder. They are precious days!

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