Spring Symphony

Highdown Gardens, West Sussex
Highdown Gardens, West Sussex

Creative Spring

A sense of exhilaration is in the air. Hibernation is over and the natural world has re-awakened. So have we, after a winter indoors. The cattle released from the wintering sheds into the grassy fields, and the newborn lambs  jump and frolic for joy in their new sense of liberation. The birds also burst into full throated song as a prelude to the nesting season. There is a sense of joie-de-vivre everywhere as the longed-for  acceleration of spring begins. As Shakespeare puts it :

‘From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April dress’d in all his trim
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,..’

From Shakespeare’s Sonnet 98 

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