What a wonderfully bright, sunny and warm Spring day (well here in Liverpool, UK, anyway).
I decided that I needed some blossom branches to decorate my altar. So I grabbed my penknife, a bag as well as Wonder-dog and off we went to the local park.
In case you haven’t met Wonder-dog (he does go by other names too but that depends on what kind of mood he is in!), here he is doing his regal sunbathing thing!
OK. …enough about the mutt, off we go to the park, getting a good dose of Vit D and I was thoroughly thrilled to see all the signs of the seasons changing, the wheel turning, everywhere things are bursting back into life!
From the ever cheerful daffodils
to wee beasties…granted I know it’s not a native but ladybirds still make me happy!
The number of different shades of green that can be found,
The daisies and dandelions that are flowering, essential pit stops for bees after winter,
That unmistakable aroma of the Flowering Currant,
And the cheerful Forsythia and different blossoms,
From pretty wild primroses,
to Blackthorn blossoms from which I will be able to gather sloes in Autumn.
All in all a gorgeous cheery stroll was had, my soul feels content with the sunshine, the flowers and the sounds of birds nest building or in the case of the local woodpecker…nest pecking!
And here are the blossoms I collected in situ on the altar,