She dashed in here like a miniature whirlwind, out of breath, giggling, her excitement contagious.
There’s dirt underneath her fingernails from where she has played in the garden tickling the bulbs awake and she is adorned with feathers and dewdrops scattered in her hair from the branches she’s brushed against.
This new season has arrived in all of her lovely uncontained childlike enthusiasm, no longer able to keep it a secret from us she’s bursting out everywhere.
There is a beautiful quote from the esteemed writer Margaret Atwood that reads
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
Oh and we do….
Along with stunning fresh air humus rich dirt and newly born leaves draped like nature’s garlands, mixed with bird song overheard while digging in the black compost.
Walks in the sun mean layers are shed, water bottles included, breathing deep, and rejuvenation. Winter weight discarded, like an unneeded sweater as we travel the rural roads. Passing by purple violas dotting lawns holding back the first mow, daffodils in ditches, and bees busily buzzing in pollen encrusted blossoms.
So glad you are here to visit, I hope that you manage to get to everyone’s house soon.
Jen @ The Light Laughed
Get a sneak peek at RURAL magazine’s spring issue
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