Wind whipping through my hair, sunshine on my face and sending its warm and oh-so-longed-for rays through my body, and all the glorious wafts of spring’s amazing perfumes. And all the brilliant, glowing greens of new leaves, new life!! What a great idea! A last minute adventure to go and spend a few days on the houseboat before it sold and I was on my way to town for a coffee, and just loving the drive down winding, hilly, tree-lined roads with the top down in my little car.
Spring is filled with wonderful surprises. Later that evening I was walking with my sister and sudden waves of the most beautiful fragrances blew our way. I looked around to see which tree would have such wonderful blossoms but she said no, it’s not flowers, it’s the leaves, she smelled that every Spring. Not believing her ridiculous story I looked around and there were no flowering trees or flowers of any kind nearby but there was a giant poplar tree right in front of us. I walked over. It was filled with baby leaves that had just come out of their buds. They looked wet, shining in the light of the sun. I touched one and it was sticky. New born leaves!!! So fresh, so brilliant green, so new!! And YES!!! When I bent over to smell it, it had a most wonderful perfume.
Pinch of Spice: For a little spice this week, each day go for at least a half hour walk in the woods and notice all the gifts that Spring has for us. Relish in each thing you notice taking at least 5 minutes to just absorb the wonder and beauty of it. Notice the new leaves, birds, insects, the colors, smells, touch, flowers, grasses, fluffy clouds, warm Spring air. Notice how you feel new energy, new life, close your eyes and take at least 5 more minutes to just be there and feel the stirring of new life inside of you. Take that energy with you to renew you through the week and weeks to come.