Thursday, 25 February 2010

Things to do while you wait for Spring


So much to choose from, at this waiting, longing, breath-holding time of year

(Edit: photos from the archives; the reality here today is that it's as dreary and un-Springlike as everywhere else)



you can just give up....


and hide


 brooding on the futility of life


you can wallow, and sigh a lot....


drink too much tea


eat too much cake


watch too much tv....


look out of the window for hours


scratch


sleep


sleep some more


till you're almost comatose


...but one day, it's time to wake up again


get everyone else out of bed 


learn a new dance


get ready for Easter



oops, a bit too ready!


practise your wrestling


play with your toys


go and look at the sea



and the countryside


feel filled with hope....




observe the signs


until..... at last.....


it's Spring! and it will be glorious!

28 comments:

Deleilan said...

What a great photo story! It gives me a bit of hope, now that Mother Nature is having her joke and sending us more snow...

valct4joy said...

I just love, love, love this post, especially the dancing and wrestling kitties and the chicken preparing for Easter! Those pretty eggs look so delectable, that I don't know how I'm going to avoid a visit to the corner shop this evening. Your blog always makes me laugh out loud.

Val said...

Lovely

BumbleVee said...

What a fun post Rachel..... laughed at the "chicken dance" ...... lucky you already thinking spring..... it'll be a while yet for me...... but, the sun is shining....and I enjoy sitting in the kitchen in the sunbeams.... finishing up a bear or a dolly.... but, I do think I need some entertainers....

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Well, this afternoon I didn't have the heating on and actually had the window open! Positively tropical, it was!

love those cupcakes said...

Great post. But do you really think it's possible to eat too much cake?

Frances said...

That was lovely....smashing photos of the cats. Made me smile after a boring day at work!

Fran Hill @ Being Miss said...

That was great fun. I agree with 'love those cupcakes' though - I'm not sure I understand what you mean by 'too much cake'. It's not a phrase I'm used to.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, a very heart lifting post. Along with the banner photo, it really made me look for similar signs of spring. As I squelched out to stock up the bird-table, I did see a few daffodil buds amongst the truncated clumps of leaves, but although I searched high and low, unhappily I found no easter eggs anywhere in the house. Your cats have greater magic powers than mine. OllieV

Marcheline said...

Thanks, I needed that.

Paddy Paws said...

It all looks just perfect to me - and you've got flowers in bloom! Are you doing B&B any time soon?

Linda said...

Still featuring a lot of chocolate, I see. Looking forward to Easter for a reason, are we?

Please tell the dog that the photos of her with her teddy are amongst my favourites of all on the site, and I love the cheerful banner photo too. I have my 'desktop background' set to my garden at its sunny best - just to remind me that this winter will eventually pass.

Isabelle said...

You are a hoot. That picture of Scooter on his furry hammock thing is priceless.

Can you promise that spring will come? You don't think that we've just segued right past into autumn again?

liZZie said...

Beautifully put! & which sea would that be by the way?

Dartford Warbler said...

That was brilliant Rachel!

mountainear said...

Excellent - loved the flowers - crocus and little daffodils already. Lucky you.

rachel said...

OMG (as they say in text-speak) some people think I've got a private route into Spring before anybody else! No, no, it's all as dreary here as it is for you - these are photos from my archives.....

I feel really bad for not having said that before. I shall go and add something to the post now, in case more folk think Bacteria Gardens has its own microclimate....

Bee said...

This was a delight! I'm still stuck in the slothful stage of longing, though . . .

I have spotted a few daffodils, trying desperately to emerge, but the incessant rain has been battening them down.

herhimnbryn said...

What great images. Spring certainly seems to hae sprung where you are!

rachel said...

For the interested: the beach picture was taken at Low Newton-by-the-Sea, near Alnwick, Northumberland, and the next was of Alnmouth, seen from the road. The countryside one is of a tree obscuring the view to the Cheviots, taken after a fascinating visit to see the wild cattle at Chillingham Castle. Oh, we know how to get wet and/or muddy here up North!

judy in ky said...

They are so cute! I am with Miss Moppet! I'm hiding until spring comes.

Karen said...

This has brought some much needed warmth into my day--just lovely!!

Anonymous said...

You may need to put this post on an ever-repeating loop until it mirrors what's outside, but I can assure you it cheered me up no end.

Jan

(PS love the new hair photo, can I borrow your stylist?)

_lethe_ said...

Wonderful! I especially loved Scooter's very undignified pose, and the dog with her toy.

Susan said...

what an amazing pot. Fantastic photos ... as usual

pennygj said...

Thank you! That's cheered me up no end! March tomorrow, spring must come soon? Please? Penny x (Planet Penny)

Lucille said...

Squelching but chuckling. Many thank yous. P.S A mouse has just strolled past us as we ate Sunday lunch please could you ask your cats to send out killer vibes.

Lesley said...

Wonderful!

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