Spring in a basket...
Yes, here it is again, my trusted garden bench.
A little bit scruffier every day, but still a faithful companion.
No, I don't mind a bit of 'rough and scruff' in furniture, not at all,
but I think some spring cleaning would my wooden friend a world of good...!
With all decoration plans safely tucked away in my pocket, saved for a later date - as I had work dead-lines to attend to today - I was just going to stroll down the garden path for some fresh air...
And there they were, at the very bottom of the garden.
The ones with the big B.
The ones you know you can't resist, starved and hungry after months of not seeing a single one.
Buds, buds, everywhere buds.
Hope and joy encapsulated in hundreds of tiny, light green parcels...
So can you blame me for taking a little detour on my way back to my computer...?
Perhaps a moment of creative contemplation, some Rooibos tea and a juicy
pear was just what I needed to boost my brain for the writing task ahead...?
And do you know, the document actually seemed to write itself after that!
To my Scandinavian friends out there,
whose world is still cold and steeped in white fluffy stuff,
please do not let these spring-scented images be a 'slap in the face',
but a whisper of what is to come...
Because it will come.
Ps. The latest issue of the Norwegian interior magazine VAKRE HJEM & INTERIøR (Beautiful Homes & Interiors) is out today, and some of my photos from The Swenglish Home can be found in the magazine (in a feature about Franciska Munck-Johansen's new book, Summer For All the Senses). This is a very proud but oh so impatient Swenglish lady, eagerly waiting for the magazine to arrive in the post...