How much do you want Spring to arrive? I’m ready for it and have been searching for the first signs of its arrival.
Last Sunday I took Luce and Theo and a friend of theirs back again to Wakehurst Place. Theo as usual had to find a stick. It was their second visit during half term. On the previous visit they had learnt how to make paper Daffodils.
A big smile from Luce on Monday. I didn’t include this black and white photo although I’ve been enjoying this week doing a ‘5 day black and white photo challenge’.
Luce and Theo were finally back at school Tuesday after half term so I headed off to Ashdown Forest alone. A perfect day for a ramble and to take some photographs for my February nature notes.
On Wednesday I was working again on some still life shots – this time some wilting white Tulips.
On another wander in the woods on Thursday, I noticed the path was filled with bluebell shoots getting ready to dazzle us in the Spring. Some shoots, like these below, were not going to let an old leaf get in their way.
On Friday I accompanied Luce and Theo on a school field trip. As I can’t show you any pictures of them with their school mates, I’ve chosen a picture of purple crocus from the outing. As it was a sunny and fabulous day, all the kids were as bright and cheerful as these early Spring flowers.
Normally on Saturday we have a traditional English breakfast but because we were going to be out for the whole day – plus big lunch out at a restaurant – I made my family one of their favourite healthy breakfasts. It’s a fruit parfait with layers of fresh berries, vanilla yoghurt, granola and honey.
It’s still late winter – although there are finally signs of early Spring – and it’s week 9 of 2015 and Project 365.
Sarah MumofThree World says
I’m so desperate for spring to come!
Lovely photos as ever – love the quirky shoots growing up through a dead leaf! Hope you enjoyed the school trip. I found the last one I went on rather stressful, so can’t see myself going on any more. Your healthy breakfast looks delicious.
Kriss MacDonald says
Thanks Sarah. I actually did enjoy the school trip but probably because it included a walk outdoors and I found all the kids were actually fascinated hearing some fun stuff about trees and plants.
Beautiful photos – we have our first crocus’ – finally spring is here!! Those Sundaes look scrummy!
Kriss MacDonald says
Yeah come on spring!!
Beautiful, just beautiful. The determination of the shoots is amazing and so happy that Spring is fighting through. The healthy breakfast is making me hungry 🙂
Erica Price says
I’m kind of ready for spring, but we’d like some proper snow first. The sort that means you can get out sledging and take the day off school. I love your crocus shot – might go out and take one myself.
Jayne @ SMABL says
Stunning photos, especially the Ashdown forest shot, we too have a woodlands(Cannock Chase) where you can take the best pictures, lovely scenery.
I am also waiting for spring, It can’t come quick enough for me! x
great pictures, I love how you’ve captured the beauty of the tulips, despite them being past their “best”. that breakfast looks fabulous! x
Jaime oliver says
Beautiful photos lovely i love purple crocus plants, mine are in full bloom. I am also rather loving the look of that breakfast!
Jo Laybourn says
What stunning photo’s. The flowers look gorgeous and your breakfast delicious! I love the first photo too!
Kim Carberry says
Lovely photos! What an amazing breakfast! So healthy and yummy looking x
Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
So wonderful to see some signs of spring, I am desperate for some! Can’t pick a favourite this week, all your photos are fab. And, thank you for the mention of my b&w photos 🙂
Izzie Anderton says
Can’t wait for Spring to arrive. Here’s to the clocks going forward later this month and slightly warmer temperatures. This week I love the photo of the bluebell shoots (I had no idea they peeked through so early) and your fruit parfait looks very scrummy.