It has been a busy vacation week! New washer and dryer = catching up on LOTS of laundry…and actually enjoying it! I managed to squeak in an hour to plant my tomato seeds. Finally. They are tucked into a little greenhouse in our foyer. A cast iron radiator gives them warmth, while south, east and west windows will bring them light when needed.
We have been busily trying to put the house back together again. Emptying the laundry room and adjoining bathroom closet for washer/dryer installation was a daunting task. Stuff. Lots of stuff. Too much! So I took that time to purge a bit .
We also had just finished a remodel of our son's room. Forcing him to go through EVERY paper, nicknack, toy and book proved to be a challenge. But again, a welcome one. With the final product refreshing.
LOTS of raking and yard work took place in between all of the projects….
…the temps only getting into the low to mid 50's, but perfect for physical activity.
I snuck out very early on Friday to photograph a few of our daffodils. My fingers were numb as I attempted to style the daffys in the morning sunlight. My ever helpful picnic table sits near the treeline and stonewall, offering me a bit of shelter, and gorgeous dappled light. Ten minutes playing with these beauties made my day. Perhaps my week :)
But I am not the only one with daffodils. Nearby in Dartmouth there are thousands and thousands of daffodils . A short hike leads to gorgeous fields of yellow flowing through a wooded grove. William Parsons generously donated this land and adjoining wooded trails to the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT).
As the story goes, Parsons planted the daffodils to sell during wartime, when bulbs could not be imported from Holland. I am so glad he did this!
It is an inspiring hike and visit…..allowing introspection, admiration, and a true feeling of being at one with nature.
The trees are barely budding, as spring has come late to Massachusetts Farm Coast.
But this allows us to take in the shape and tone of each petal, the angles of the stems, without having to be distracted by the allure of fresh leaves or flowering branches.
The beauty was endless.
Pure joy pushing strong from our Earth...
…and blessing us with grace,
Enjoy your weekend.