Today I noticed daffodils in bloom in my very small garden so spring is here.
Yes really today is September 1 recognised as the first day of Spring here in New Zealand. Well, we have had a really good winter this year and so are hoping it will run over into spring.
And Spring brings a new start for everyone. Here the daffodils are bursting through cheering everyone with their bobbing yellow heads. Wordsworth had the words that I don’t
When all at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
andTen thousand saw I at a glance,Tossing their heads in sprightly dance”
And for me this is the beginning of the next 12 months of my life. The past 12 were not great; The Architect died and then I had my accident. But that is all behind me and I’m looking forward again.
I have so much for which to be grateful
- A loving and helpful family
- Kindly, caring friends including my blogosphere friends
- A good and comfortable home
- My good health
- Able to afford to do most of what I want
- And of course, I’M ALIVE to share in all that this wonderful and enjoy all that is on offer.
And just so I know how far I have come in the past 12 months, here’s the post from September 2 2015 – Missing you.
So if you’re in our side of the world enjoy Spring and if not enjoy autumn/fall because we know that each Season brings us much to be thankful for.