live was that I should have leisure and
opportunity to see the spring come in.
~Henry David Thoreau
|This is what happens when puppies get bored~|
they turn into laundry thieves and
have stand-offs with vacuum cleaners.
|Rain never stops us and|
we always play as we walk.
come and go-- and what's better than
eagerly watching out for signs of spring?
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills.
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery,
|Early daffodils peek|
out from behind a gate.
there's an abundance of sticks to collect and
proudly carry along, anxious to get them home.
|The March winds have been blowing cold, so we all still|
have been bundling up with winter scarves and hats--
as well as wee puppy coats.
|Walking down Parks Road,|
bundled up against the cold.
|On the mornings we have off and no breakfast to serve, it's|
wonderful to see be able to see Oxford in the early morning
light--something we're so rarely able to do.
Wadham College cottages, Parks Road
|Now that the sun is returning and the days |
are longer, we see the late afternoon and early
evening light too, as the sun sets over Oxford.
|However dark the night, however dim our hopes, |
the light will always follow darkness.
|Late afternoon light in the University Parks.|
To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk
or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird’s nest or
a wildflower in spring —
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
|Jack, busy discovering his first Spring.|
toward spring is with flowers,
greeting each one as it newly blooms.
but if I could choose I would
always greet it in a garden.
|Jack and new life in the University Parks.|
|Now is the time in the illuminated woods.....|
when every leaf glows like a tiny lamp.
that spring is arriving and March is making it's
way to April, Holywell is marking spring's
progress too--as always, with flowers.
|Narcissus bloom on our back terrace with the|
Harris Manchester clock tower as a backdrop.
|Laundry room windowbox.|
|And always, ALWAYS, flowers in the|
kitchen--how I love daffodil season.
|Daffodils light the way to spring--only a few more days!|