Well, I’ve been away for a little longer than usual.  It’s strange to be away from the blog for so long, but there has been a lot going on in the “real world”.  Some of the most exciting things are that it looks like we’re getting closer to a house with more land (yay!!) and we will be having our commitment ceremony this June on the summer solstice (double yay!!). 

I guess with all of this going on, I have had a little less time to start on new sustainability projects and for whatever reason, I’ve been lacking inspiration for writing.  However, with the season really starting to feel like Spring, maybe that will soon change.

After all, there are a lot of inspirational things that come with the beginning of Spring!

Like, the smells…if only I could attach smell to this post.  There is nothing finer than the smell of hyacinths.  I wish I could harness it and live in a cloud of it all the time.


Oh, and they’re quite lovely to look at too!


I loved bringing in the first flowers of the season.



While sitting in the grass today, I noticed the first bee I’ve seen this year hovering around these purple beauties.


The time for crocusts is already almost over, but they sure have been lovely.



And of course, as usual I’ve been traipsing through the woods to see what I can find.  Coltsfoot is one of the first forest wildflowers.  It’s scientific name is Tussilago farfara and it has historically been used to relieve coughs.  This photo is of one just before it opened fully.  I’ve since spotted patches in full bloom. Spring is definitely here!


Also, there are still plenty of wild chives around.  If you’re interested in learning this plant, look for it now before the forest floor is covered with more competition!


One last thing — if you’re interested I wrote a piece a couple of months ago that was just recently published on the website My Yoga Online.  It’s about coming to terms with restlessness and accepting that sometimes it’s ok to just be alive – we don’t always have to be running around trying to constantly accomplish something.  Check it out here. 

I hope you are enjoying your spring!

6 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. Christine, happy good things are happening in your life. In fact, yesterday I was thinking about you because I hadn’t seen a new blog from you. So I looked at your previous blogs to be sure.

    I, too, love hyacinths. Mine aren’t blooming yet. But I do have a daffodil and crocuses.

    Have a good day!!!!

  2. Sounds like you have something exciting events coming up!! We are still looking for a place with more land. We need to finish the renovations on our current house before we can sell it, but I am more motivated than ever to get them finished and move to a property that is going to be our oasis with more space for gardens that we can truly enjoy!

  3. Congratulations on your upcoming events, sounds very exciting! Lovely flower pictures, very welcome and heart warming, spring is a little slow in coming to us here in the UK! I’m off to check out your article on Yoga online.

  4. Wow, how exciting! Lots of wonderful things coming your way this year 🙂 Congrats! I love your photos of all the flowers. My grandma has hyacinths right by the steps up to her house and I love how I can smell them when walking up to her door. The scent is so amazing. I wish I could bottle it up!

  5. I spent today “twitching” around thinking that I should be doing something or other…everyone else is doing “something or other”…but now I think I will just stop twitching and just “be” :). Cheers for the reminder that we don’t always have to be on the go. As we Aussies wend our way into winter we should be slowing down and feeling the pull of the season. I love your flowers and am just starting to get our leaves, a sure sign that the bulbs have dictated the changing of the seasonal guards for another year :). Congratulations on your commitment ceremony and big hugs to you both :). Hope we are going to read about it on the blog? Have a great rest of the week and welcome back to the blogosphere 🙂

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