Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Where We Stole Away To.

Does anyone else feel that sense of urgency?  That sensation of an unseen hand tenderly lifting the lid on the year, letting the sun in to warm us, to bring us to life? We feel our roots stretch out, digging into the dark earth, our limbs reaching up towards the light, eager for it's sustenance, and all around us Life begins to stir in the warmth.

We are back to school, yes, but the late Easter break means suddenly we are facing the end of the school year, and I watch as the children shake off and leave behind the last of their winter mantles and run full pelt towards the sun.


Easter was abundantly chocolatey, and full of egg hunts and lazy pajama days. 


The blossom is early on all the trees!


And the sun hardly faltered once. So much so that no sooner were they in to eat, than they were gone again, my kitchen echoing with their departing cries and dashing footsteps away into the sunlit garden.


We took a few days trips, but in the end, not as many as we had planned. Somehow, once the sun came it was hard to want to go anywhere.



We have had two full weeks of astounding sunsets. How is it possible to not tire of this?
If you'd like to see, do please take a peek over on my blog A Year At My Backdoor.


And we had a birthday. A rather important Fifteenth Birthday!! 
Yes, our Eldest is now fifteen. It seems rather unbelievable actually!!


And though today is back to the slightly cooler weather more normal for this time of year,
still, we are on the right side of Spring now, headed in the right direction, aren't we?

Here's to the days of summer that are rolling in on the tide.


15 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

I love being on the right side of any season but especially Spring. It's been a long winter and an even wetter Spring...ah!! dreaming of Summer!
Happy Birthday to your son!

Joshua said...

I saw candy and nothing else after that.

ramona said...

Ha, I'm with you Joshua, The "chocolatey abundance" had me reeling.
Ciara, Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful glimpse of your little corner of the world. I love the kitchen photo:) and the sunset photo takes me to a place of such quiet beauty.
Happy verge of summer to you and yours!!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

a loving, thoughtful post ... i enjoyed 'being there' with you and yours ...

yes, here's to a sunny new season ... : )
prairiegirl

swedishouse said...

Simply beautiful every time...
You speak my heart ;-)
LOVE PEACE enJOY
Julie
x

acornmoon said...

Did I see the Tiger who came to Tea?

Martin H. said...

Yes, here's to Summer, Ciara. And happy birthday wishes to that fifteen year old.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Spring has taken it's sweet time to visit us as well but I think her pace is quickening now! I would love to lay on that carpet of pink blossoms!

Mimi said...

Ciara, it was one of the best Easter breaks that i can remember!
I think we should campaign for Easter to always be in the second half of April!
Happy Birthday to your 15 Y/O!
Our youngest turns 15 in two weeks!

Deutschland said...

Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real effort to make a good article... but what can I say... I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.

Jessie said...

Isn't it just lovely have such beautiful summery days after the long hard winter? Lovely photos and a big happy birthday to your 15 year old!xx

Rebecca S. said...

Summer rolling in on the tide is a lovely thought. Our tide is slowly, slowly still turning but the floral signs are hopeful.
We had an eighteenth birthday (our eldest) this week as well! Many Happy Returns to your boy.

jaboopee said...

yes, an amazing summery easter, wish i'd brought the sun block! (ouch)
happy birthday wishes to the elder milkmoon
...can finally leave a comment here without scurrying quickly away in the hope you hadn't noticed and remembered what i'd promised but hadn't delivered...

IT IS ON IT'S WAY.....
...HURRAY!

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Circe said...

Happiest Birthday wishes... !