Sadhvi’s World: Yea, it’s Spring!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Pruning, replanting fruit trees and moving the increasingly invasive butterfly bushes and the normal spring clean-up that happens every year had Sakshi and mephysically spent at the end of each day. The older we get, the more I realize how much we do! What was once taken for granted, is now watched and witnessed with surprise and sometimes amusement.

I also celebrated, along with my family & friends (you know who you are…and since this is not FaceBook, or Pinterest, or LinkedIn or…I can have some secrets!) my 54th birthday. There have been years when I didn’t want anyone to know, but this year wasn’t one of those. I am no longer shy about getting older. I also can accept that I am now part of the older generation. I won’t be looking like I did when I was 28 (except on FaceBook), and I will start to look like my dead ancestors.

There was no snow all winter, and it’s now summer-like. I can also hear the grass growing, really. The birds are back, the flowers are opening and dying in what seems like a quick procession, and suddenly, the air feels alive.

I saw one wayward yellow butterfly, happily flying and dancing, all by itself the other day. I don’t normally see them until the end of August, when the Mexican Sunflowers are blooming. The strange feeling at seeing it now, in March, was mixed with a certain joy at watching it move across the yard, and then seeing the hens all stop and look up at the same time as it passed over their heads.

No matter what, Spring is most definitely my favorite season.

I just went out and took some pictures of what I see.

I hope you are enjoying your Spring (or Fall) too!

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BLUEBELLS

 

IT'S STARTING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ... SPRING!

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

9 thoughts on “Sadhvi’s World: Yea, it’s Spring!

  1. Wow. It’s really feeling like a nice summer time here. Some friends are talking about how weird it is. Others in their shorts are saying “woo hoo”. Thanks for appreciating the beauty of the flowers that pop up in the yard…and, I wonder who I got the photographic eye from?

  2. OK I guess we have to leave the hot desert and move back east. We hit 54 yesterday and maybe close to it today. I just turned our heat up a a few degrees because it is so cold in the house. Last year we keep the heat on till May – guess this year will be the same. As always we love your photos. Happy birthday to my Irish daughter.

  3. MARY ROSE! HOW SWEET TO HEAR YOU CALL ME A YOUNGSTER! THAT IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT YET! SORRY I AM TYPING ALL CAPITALS, BUT MY EYES ARE SORE – SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE PART OF MY LIFE!

  4. Oh Arjuna, that chore is about done. But, I am sure there will be a few more babies coming up in the next couple of weeks that we’ve missed. I’ll pot them up for you.

  5. Thanks Ginny for the Birthday wishes. And yes, “hyper aware” is how I would describe it too. I always like to hear how you see your world too. Maybe you want to take on one more thing: being a regular guest blogger – HA!

  6. Hi Sadhvi,
    You take such awesome pictures!
    If you want to pass on any of those butterfly bushes, I’m game!
    Love,
    Arjuna

  7. I am hyper aware of Spring this year too. Or maybe I’m just in the present and experiencing it like it was the first time. All along the I-26 to SC there are fields of violets and buttercups. Green and purple, green and yellow carpets. And every tree is magical. Happy Birthday my friend.

  8. Sadhvi:

    Happy Birthday, you are still a youngster compared to me. My birthday is March 29th; I won’t say my number….still trying to get used to it! Love your garden photos. Enjoy Spring; and doing the things you love.
    XXOO

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