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  • Spring Messenger

    I love seeing in early spring the flowers of the celandines, daffodils and primroses in their shades of yellow. The celandine is nicknamed the spring messenger and is one of the first wild flowers to emerge each New Year. They only open their brilliant yellow flowers when there is sunshine or bright light. William Wordsworth describes it so beautifully in this poem

    There is a Flower, the Lesser Celandine,
    That shrinks, like many more, from cold and rain;
    And, at the first moment that the sun may shine,
    Bright as the sun itself, 'tis out again!

    Despite the cold and wet weather the Celandines in my garden are growing again, the daffodils, tulips and crocus are begining to show above ground, and snowdrops are almost ready to flower.

    The blackbirds and robins are singing in the early morning and will soon be joined by all the birds in the dawn chorus.

    Nature brings inspiration and beauty.
    The last few days there have been wonderful
    sunrises and even a glimpse of the watery image of the crescent moon blushed by the rising sun

    So many treasures to be found just by
    paying attention
    to the present moment

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