This not a post about beauty that is hidden, since it is right out there for all to see, but I figured it still fits the theme of the series.
Our garden is showing the first signs of new life and my boys are completely bowled over with excitement.
For them everything is new, exhilarating, an adventure. The world is theirs for the taking, it needs to be explored and they eagerly await new thrills around every corner.
I wish I could still be as enthusiastic and in sheer awe of life as they are, but I can try to see the world through their innocent and uncorrupted eyes.
It is definitely much more beautiful that way.
Funnily, just some 25km from your garden (to the west) we have still snow, covering the fields and woods and the siblings of those lovely plants you photographed… I was very happy about this spring week, it’s a pity the winter is coming back again on Sunday 😦
I hope winter is making only a short comeback. I’m so done with boots and down jackets. 😉
You spring eternal B
Aww, you flatterer… 😉
Can’t wait for warmth to come into my freezing bones ;-).
Soon, Civava! 🙂
Dear Birgit, I love this series, it reminds me look at things again, and just like your boys I want to try to do it with at least a little bit of childlike enthusiasm. It must be good for the soul.
Just this morning when I took my limping dog for his morning constitutional, we came across a sunny spot by the church where the croci have suddenly burst forth with absolute abandon. I wish I had brought at least my phone, but maybe I shall go back later and take some photos with my “good” camera.
I love spring, and the promise of what’s to come. And it has totally changed my perfume wearing habits. Those gourmands and spicy orientals I was loving in the pre-Christmas period have been all but forgotten, and all I want is Seville a l’Aube (today), Mito (yesterday) and Bombay Bling (the day before). And I just re-read your review of Unter den Linden and I may just have to splurge when I go to Berlin for Easter. I just know I will love it.
Happy Women’s Day!
Happy Women’s Day, Åsa!
I’m glad to hear your dog is doing so well again.
Your spring perfume choices are fabulous (and they are the same as mine 😉 ).
Have a wonderful day! xo
Lovely photos, especially all those little yellow flowers.
I remember spending many enjoyable hours fascinated by our garden. It’s nice to be reminded of that when spending time with young ones. You can feel some of that enthusiasm again.
I could spend hours on my own in the garden as a child, it was great. We should really try to shed the role of the eternally responsible adult now and again and just enjoy the moment… (easier said than done though). 🙂
I want to be a small insect exploring this colourful terrain. What an adventure and I love the photos!
Thank you, Clayton! 🙂
After waking up to half a foot of snow (which later I must shovel off my long driveway) these beautiful pictures are a godsend….reminding me that for me as well spring is just around the corner (weather expected to warm up next week 🙂 !!). Thank you for these beautiful pictures to start my morning! I really look forward to “hidden beauties” every week 🙂 !
Enjoy the weekend!
Sorry you have a lot of shovelling ahead, brie! Take heart, spring is coming! 🙂
What are the yellow flowers called?
Sorry, I have no idea, I’m very bad at identifying the things, I just like to look at them. 😉
Okay, I’m another one waking up to snow. A foot of it! And I’m trying to figure out if I should attempt the ride to work. I wish I could see some signs of spring in my yard. Perhaps by June the snow will be gone. Gotta shovel out a space for the dogs to do their business now…
Oh my, I’m really lucky I guess…
Sorry you have to shovel. Be safe on your trip to work, poodle!
yes Poodle…safe travels! And I can commiserate with you…about to start my own shoveling 😦 !
Birgit, those little yellow flowers are so darling! Nothing springlike has bloomed yet in my part of the world, but I count myself lucky at the moment to be spared from the full suckitude of winter that keeps hitting the people who live along the northeastern seaboard. Spring can’t come soon enough in the US.
It was a hard winter indeed.
I hope it’s over very soon in your part of the world as well! Hugs!
Like Brie and Poodle, I woke up to lots of snow (and it’s expected to continue throughout the day). Fortunately it’s my day off so I don’t have to rush off anywhere and can enjoy your beautiful photos with a cup of coffee and a generous spraying of Seville a l’Aube 🙂
That’s almost a spring day then. 😉
Enjoy your day off, Farouche!
No spring here yet, actually – it’s snowing now.
It’s looking to get colder again here too.
Eventually spring will come. 🙂
yeah, eventually. I can wait for a few more weeks.
Beautiful photos. I love the delicacy and fragility of the white flowers. Looking forward to spring.
Thank you, Tatiana. They look so delicate, but must be very sturdy, actually. The soil doesn’t look very hospitable, yet they thrive.
This morning in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, we awoke to almost a foot of snow and had so much fun outside that it made February – which is an evil month, even with Valentine’s Day in the USA – seem worthwhile. We built a ramp for snowboarding in our yard and my two boys went up and down for a couple of hours. However!… Then I saw these pictures and I CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING. My first seed catalogue arrived today and tonight after the boys go to bed, I will circle my wish list to my heart’s content. I have visions in my head of the one lone yellow crocus that comes up outside my front door.
I SO want try Unter Den Linden, because I love all things Linden, and will read the review ASAP. This blog is bringing me humongous J O Y! Thank you Birgit.
You are very welcome, Penelope! I’m glad you are having fun.
Unter den Linden is a real beauty!
I love these photos!
Crocus and daffodil have bloomed here, though it’s still quite cold. I saw my potted hyacinth ready to pop and heard myself say aloud, “Just hang on a little longer –it’s too cold!”
Sometimes I think these early, fearless blooms are the most beautiful because they catch me off guard, and hold so much promise.
That’s true! They are so unexpected, it’s still so cold and yet here they are…
We’re alternating between warm weather, wet weather and freezing weather which I guess adds up to the very quintessence of a British spring!!
The flowers, crocuses, snow drops, narcissi and primulas have been out in the Royal Parks for weeks their yellows, whites and purples proving to be very cheering throughout.
The Perfumed Dandy
The parks in London are my favorite, so full of carefully disciplined beauty.
They are indeed our pride and joy.
I think The Regent’s Park is my favourite, so many landscapes melded into one another in ever feeling crammed in.
Perhaps a stroll through the Italian and Japanese gardens might be called for today…
The Perfumed Dandy
I heard the other day that there are secret doors in Regent’s Park. 🙂
Spring is just arriving here. In Northern California it comes later than Los Angeles. First sign is the last week of February the Plum Trees bloom in lush technicolor pink. Now my geraniums are on the rise on my fire escape as the Parma Violets are just beginning to pop open in purple splendor. I am so excited! I love your photos and it is wonderful to see them. Beauty abounds!
Plum trees! I love them, it must be wonderful to see so many of them at once.
Glad you are enjoying the photos, Lanier.
“Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly And the dreams that you dreamed of Dreams really do come true.” Your lovely pictures remind me of this song ❤
One of my favorite songs of all time, and the one I sing every night for my boys.
That is so delightful to hear ❤
We should all look at life like your boys! I remind myself all the time to look at the world with a beginner’s mind.
Indeed. It’s the hardest thing though…
Lovely photos. Snowdrops say to me “spring is on its way”
Thank you, Rosie! Unfortunately over here winter has made a comeback, hopefully not for long…