So exciting to see after cool wet Fall and Winter seasons...
Dewdrops and raindrops look so pretty resting on these leaves.
Pots of pansies and tulips make for a happy marriage.
Tulips are a favourite meal with our local deer population do they have been relegated to the area of the garden that is protected by the fence!
I have not bothered to dig up the tulip bulbs in the front garden
so the deer just happily munch on them as they stroll by...
our garden must be on "their feeding route"
as other gardens on our street have masses of tulips and they have not been nibbled.
Spring has come early...
Muguet des Bois
we started with a small clump and these have spread like mad in the garden.
I love their scent and love to pick a handful as gifts.
Their fragrance dissipates shortly after picking
but for a few days a wee vase filled with them can fill the bathroom with the most amazing scent.
Looks like a wonderland of white bobbing bonnets...
Ah and the lilacs...
such beauty and another intoxicating fragrant flower.
The bees are back and busy pollinating the flowers...
one does need to be mindful and rest.
I am enjoying
slow mornings sipping my cafe creme
a good book in hand
often stopping mid sentence and staring out the window.
appreciating the beauty of the garden
the blooms of Spring
and the sounds of the birdsong and of the bees buzzing.
I had my cortisone injection last week and it was not a very pleasant experience.
I must confess to being rather nervous.
I read up on the procedure at the Mayo Clinic website,
the only one that I trust to give honest information
so I had a vague idea what to expect
but I had not really prepared myself for the sensations involved...
after three wee pricks for the freezing
a larger needle filled up the shoulder joint with what felt like goop...
thick play-dough like goop.
My shoulder is sore but I am told it should be better as time passes...
I am such a wimp when it comes to medical procedures.
How do people manage to find the strength and courage to deal with long term medical issues?
My utmost respect goes out to people who deal with disease with grace and dignity.
And there are many people out there who face these challenges everyday.
But for now I am giving myself permission to just be in the moment.
Allowing myself some moments to quietly contemplate the beauty of Spring.
Nodding as I embrace gratitude
wait for the rest of the garden to burst forth with the raptures of Spring.
Take care and thank you for stopping by and visiting my humble blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~