Lighter, brighter

 

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Working in one of my favourite places today, I must have been distracted when I arrived, because it was only as I left that I noticed the blackboard standing by the door.  I’d spent the morning in a pleasant and very useful meeting with colleagues whose company I enjoy and met some interesting people over a sandwich lunch.  Time well spent.

Stepping outside to return to my car then, I read the list of flowers to spot in the grounds, noticed the sun shining and decided to take “the scenic” route back to the car park.

 

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How could I have overlooked these little beauties earlier?  Such a welcome sight after so many dreary winter days and even though there’s still plenty of time for more of that, the days are getting noticeably brighter and longer.

 

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The small drift of crocus under the gnarled old tree lit up this area of the gardens and the pale, light colours shone through the wet grass.

 

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Most exuberant of all were the little aconites, which always remind me of the dear old lady who owned the flat I shared with occupational therapist Lin, when I first started work.  I’ve tried several times to get them growing in our garden, without success, each time inspired by the sight of them like this.

What a great idea to place the blackboard by the door this morning and what a joyful way to start a new month, don’t you think?

Lazy Sunday afternoon

Super, wonderful, terrific