And boy, was I glad I did!
Barely had I gone down a few hundred meters, when I got welcomed by these wonderful, bright pink, cherry trees, many in full bloom.
Just last week I had written a post on the unexpected little joys of life.
The bigger two trees in the corner were full of tuis (NZ bird) ‘tuiting’ away, absolutely lost in the moment and in ecstatic delight of the honey nectar. It is as if, amongst the branches and the blooms, they were having a music and rhythm festival all of their own!
One of the neighbours, similarly enthralled, along with the cat came outside and we started chatting.
We stood there, very much in the moment, admiring the magical, colourful bounty and the blessings of nature.
Here in New Zealand, our Spring season has just begun. It really is a delight seeing all the lovely magnolias, cherry blossoms, sweet-smelling Jasmine, daffodils, early cheers amongst others, appear, after the dull winter.
It got me thinking – we welcome the change of seasons but are we as welcoming of the inevitable changes in our lives? Read more »