lifestyle thoughts and dreams

Late Spring

May 5, 2017

The first baby pink petals started to emerge a few weeks ago. Tentatively at first, drawn out by the sun and warmer days, until each tree was covered in a shock of feather-soft pastel petals. Bubblegum, flamingo, candy floss. You’d exhaust your adjectives to describe the hues of rose that fill every garden, every drive.

Blossom blooms by the church, branches drooping low over the headstones, heavy with flower. Each time I walk pass I can’t help but note the juxtaposition; birth and beginnings, symbolised by the spring blossom, and the past, endings. But overall, its a feeling of peace that prevails. I guess its the same with life. You can look at the past; the regrets, the chances missed, the memories both good and bad. Or to the future- the opportunities, the dreams, the places you’ll go. Or a bit of both, and find peace, somewhere in the middle.

Now, strong winds and heavy rain have stolen most of the downy blossom. They form a soft carpet underfoot, more grey than pink. Many petals still fall with the gusts that April and May seem to bring, swirling through the air like cheerful confetti. The pink monsoon is a good reminder to enjoy each fleeting moment.

You can’t change the past, the future is always uncertain. And this moment right now ain’t going to last forever, so you’d better enjoy it.

Have a beautiful Spring, hopefully with lots of May flowers.

All photos my own. I’ll try not to bore everyone with more flower photos. No promises. 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Subha May 5, 2017 at 5:41 am

    How very true….I loved the photos. Yes, best not to regret the past but live each moment to the fullest…..

    • Reply Layla May 5, 2017 at 8:50 am

      glad you liked the photos 🙂

  • Reply Bhama May 5, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Wow,! What a beautiful sight. Lovely photos, Missed it this year. I like the way you have explained the past and future and finding hope and peace In between, will remember this. See you soon.

    • Reply Layla May 5, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      it was so beautiful, you would have loved it!
      can’t wait to see you, I’m sure there’ll still be lots of flowers around

  • Reply maya May 6, 2017 at 7:53 am

    lovely photos, and words as usual x

    • Reply Layla May 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      🙂 xx

  • Reply Bert May 10, 2017 at 7:42 am

    You’ve described spring exactly how it is supposed to be, the start of new things. really like that time of the year in Europe. Missed the first week but luckily still experiencing some of it. Amazing photos!

    • Reply Layla May 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      glad you liked it 🙂
      yeah you can spend some time outside these two weeks and enjoy it

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