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The first day of Spring and some wonderful words of beautiful action and focus to take during Spring by Anne Lamott, American novelist and non-fiction writer.

 “I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” ~Anne Lamott.

This Spring I will look and listen, and share what I notice and learn in my journal.


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Today I celebrated the first day of Spring by doing a collage garden workshop at Heritage Hill. It turned out to be the perfect day, as I walked in the garden and found something to sketch. I am hopeless when it comes to sketching but the act of putting something on paper provided inspiration to me in an unexpected way. Instead of trying to control my picture, I just thought of spring and my picture of a green plant in a pot, with violets was my inspiration. It showed up in its own way on my piece of paper, and I was proud of my efforts.



When I got home I sat down outside in the garden enjoying the first day of spring with my journal. I soaked in the sun, and admire the camellias alternating white and red flowers, and the blue intensity of the sky. Spring time, a time to birth new ideas and projects. A time to enjoy getting out into the garden. A time to watch the budding of new growth in the garden and in my life.


Wishing you a wonderful week!