"Bare branches of each tree on this chilly January morn look so cold so forlorn. Grey skies dip ever so low left from yesterday's dusting of snow. Yet in the heart of each tree waiting for each who wait to see new life as warm sun and breeze will blow, like magic, unlock springs sap … Continue reading A New Flowering Year Begins
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. Winter often has the appearance of peace and stillness, but beneath the frost and snow the earth is at work, preparing for … Continue reading For everything there is a season
I have finally done it, I have finally sat down and actually written a blog post! The last few months have been so busy and exhausting that trying to take the time to write a blog just hasn’t happened. The truth is that I have also struggled for inspiration to write, the pressure to write … Continue reading Where did Summer go?!
Early May as a flower farmer is one of those funny little periods of hesitation and wondering. Spring has begun to relinquish its hold, yet Summer still seems somewhat away in the distance. Odd days tease and tantalise with warm, glowing sunshine on your back, but cool breeze never seems to far away, murmuring about … Continue reading Selling Flowers and Weather Watching
What does Spring mean to you? The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the lambs are skipping, the blossom is blooming and flowers are emerging. (In practice anyway, there are still some wet and dreary days that drag you back into the dearth of Winter.) But beyond these superficial images we mentally associate so … Continue reading An Awakening
You step out, dressed to the nines in an abundance of woollen layers, bundled up, ready to brace the elements. There is a crisp crunch underfoot and a stillness in the atmosphere. You exhale and your breath fills the air before you, lingering for a second, caught in-between the warmth of your body and the … Continue reading Wondrous Winter and Christmas Festivities