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Hello Spring, you're early!

It's a bit of rude shock to have spring arrive bang on the first of September.  Sheesh, normally we have several more weeks of cold, severe frosts, often snow and plenty of wild wind during September and October, before the real spring weather saunters in around early November.  But this week, what a doozey, low 20s forecast for the week.  Happy to crack out the tonic water but still, this warm weather is a little too early for comfort.  I'm feeling a little short changed from a proper winter.


I am never ready for spring and now that it's early, I really feel behind the eight ball.  Although, I've been here long enough not to get too excited and start planting the tomatoes just yet, there are still loads of jobs to get cracking with in the garden. But I know (and secretly hope) that King Winter will return with a few more chilly days up his sleeve.



I feel like a hibernating bear who has been woken up too early, drowsy, dazed and a little bit cross, as I was hoping for a few more weeks of cosy indoor time.   Hopefully next week, winter will return, and I can retreat to the warmth of my wood oven, drink more tea, and dream a little longer.





PS. Thank you so much for your kind words about Spoon. I was so touched to read your comments during such a sad time. xx

8 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, it is so refreshing to hear someone lamenting the early end of winter!! I could've done with a few more weeks too...although the sun is gorgeous now, I can't help but feel abit of trepidation for the summer that's to come.

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  2. I agree Michelle, it is 30 degrees already at our place and we had our first dust storm last week...too early for me! Just as Bec said, I feel trepidation for the summer to come also. Your flowers are beautiful :)

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  3. So amazingly warm today isn't it?! It's lovely, but I feel a little short-changed too. It really doesn't feel like we had a decent Winter this year and I'm not at all ready for all the weeding! And I've been thinking about you guys all week too, losing a beloved pet is the most heartbreaking thing, especially when you are dealing with the sadness of your children as well.Melx

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  4. It is just lovely isn't it, I'm certainly making the most of it with the washing machine going non stop, so nice to have things hanging on the line. Just about to sit outside and relax for a while before chaos arrives at 3pm !!

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  5. We are loving the early spring, but like you are expecting winter to return still.

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  6. I've always been a summer girl, but this winter was just starting to feel great, lots of rain and lots of frosts. I'm not ready at all for this warmth, I secretly hope it's just nature having a little joke and next week it will be back to cold for a little while.

    cheers Kate

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  7. gorgeous photos! your blog is a dream
    xx

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  8. Beautiful photos. I have just stumbled across your lovely blog and am looking forward to following. Have a great weekend. Elaina x

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