Are we really into March already? How the weeks seem to speed by lately.
As I look from my window I can see cute little lambs jumping and skipping in a nearby field. Yes, there is a certain smell in these early days of March that tells me spring is at last here.
I think of March as being a very ‘yellow’ month, for this colour is in abundance everywhere. The banks and roadside verges leading into towns and villages are a mass of yellow daffodils right now and present a spectacular sight. Large clumps of primroses form pale yellow cushions in the hedgerow growing alongside the bright yellow celandine, whilst the marsh marigold, or king cup as I knew it in my childhood, prefers its feet in the damper soil of stream sides, the hillside are showing off their yellow too, with fine displays of golden gorse.
The Daffodil is Wales National flower and the leek too is a national emblem. I think the daffodil was chosen as the national flower because it is in bloom on the 1 March, which is St. David’s Day, St David, being the patrol saint of Wales. Daffodils are traditionally worn on this day.
Apart from St. David’s Day there was another day of celebration for me last week, it was my birthday on 28 February. I spent a lovely day, lots of cards, presents, phone calls and visits, but it is in this posting that I want to make special mention of the lovely and unexpected gift I received from my blogging friend Betty.
The exciting package arrived a few days before my birthday, and was duly put out of temptations way until my special day. What a thrill it was to open on Wednesday morning, not only was a gorgeously decorated box revealed, but it contained layer upon layer of surprises, each separated by the most beautiful paper napkins, which I just cannot put to their proper use, they will be kept to just enjoy for some time and then used for really ‘special paper crafting’. Let me tell you what I found, a lovely folksy style wooden heart with the words ‘Life’s a game but gardening is serious’, how true and the colours are just perfect to hang on the conservatory dresser. A Victorian style fridge magnet, so pretty. A perpetual ‘Daily Blessings’ calendar which I love and last but by no means least, an exquisitely perfumed rosebud heart to add to my growing heart collection. Thank you so much dear Betty, you spoil me!
Let me tell you about Betty, she first introduced herself to me by e-mail, after being a silent reader of my blog for a while, I am so happy that she decided to get in touch, we immediately struck up a good friendship with us soon recognising each other as kindred spirits. At the time she first contacted me, Betty was not a blogger, however, on 19 January, Betty launched ‘Country Charm’ into Blogland and already has developed quite a following of readers, this doesn’t surprise me, as ‘Country Charm’ is a delightful read. Unfortunately, I haven’t mastered how to insert links for direct connection, but I have much pleasure in recommending you check out Betty at the following....... http://country-charm.blogspot.com/
Betty, lives in S. Georgia USA and is married to a Minister, she is lucky enough to have her daughter Amy and family living next door and we share a wealth of interests, as well as a strong faith.
I also have yet to learn how to add text under the appropriate picture, but I’m sure you will have no trouble in working your way through my posting and identifying with the related picture.
I hope you enjoy sharing a few of my experiences of last week.
Reflection Through The Seasons
I live in a small Welsh village which is situated in the southern tip of the Snowdonia National Park. Its an area of true outstanding natural beauty. We have the Cambrian mountains to the east of us and the coast of Cardigan Bay out to the west. My husband and I moved to Wales from The Cotswolds in England 19 years ago. We bought the old village Police Station, which we have worked tirelessly renovating ever since. You could say its a real labour of love. I have retired after working many years in the travel business, this now leaves me free to pursue the many things in life that I enjoy.