So much joy

May is an incredible month, even in the bleakest years, but this year -after an icy blast at the tail end of ‘spring’ – May exploded into life.

In a matter of two or three days, the  countryside ‘greened’ and the garden stretched, yawned and remembered how to grow. Now, the variety of delicious spring colours sates the senses. The birdsong wakes me before dawn and all day, there is life and light and growth and change and… delight.

Somerset is a beautiful county in all the seasons, but this May it has excelled itself. At an ‘apple blossom cream tea’ this afternoon, the sky was pure blue, the temperatures heading up to summer figures and the food, drink and company were all wonderful. There was even a gentle musical background offering from some talented local musicians.

Sorry if this all sounds smug – it isn’t meant to – just DELIGHTED – and wondering if Somerset can get any lovelier.

Oh, and thank you.IMG_1420


About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset. I am enslaved by Sherpa-the-cat. Saturday mornings find me 'playing shop' in the Honey Pot - a second hand bookshop, run from my garage, where along with the books you'll find fun, friendship and refreshments - all in a good cause.
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2 Responses to So much joy

  1. Nan says:

    It really is paradise over there! You don’t sound at all smug. If I lived there, I would also delight in the surroundings!

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