New life from old…

So much has happened over the past few days that I am at a loss where to begin. It started with the drive north through a land sprung to life and colour. A day’s warmth and winter had been banished. Trees, whose skeletal branches had laced the iron clouds, were unfurling their first leaves.

Every garden had daffodils, buds with hints of colour and bushes barely restraining themselves from  bursting into bloom. Wildflowers dotted the hedgerows and grassy banks, revealing themselves in beauty… even the bluebells were beginning to open…. and the fields were starting to turn, dusted with gold.

I stopped, close to my destination, for a walk in the woods to stretch my legs after the long drive. You could feel the awakening of the earth… see the beauty in a system that, from the decay of old summers, grows leaves to shade small and fragile creatures from the sun as it gains strength.

Birds are busily gathering nesting material, flying around with beaks so full they should not be able to fly. Squirrels dart through the undergrowth in search of hidden stores, unafraid of the woman with the camera.

… And by the time I drive home, spring has well and truly sprung. The trees are green, the fields golden, the hedgerows brimming with life… another workshop weekend is over and work has already begun on the next.


Time flies, but sometimes, its beauty can only be seen when we take the time to be still.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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46 Responses to New life from old…

  1. Some lovely photographs Sue.

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  2. Ritu says:

    So true Sue!

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  3. What an exquisite bird! What is it?

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  4. scifihammy says:

    Lovely photos and a great sentiment. You do have to take time out to enjoy nature.

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  5. jenanita01 says:

    I have only recently felt well enough to go outside and see this annual miracle for myself. It is all happening out there!

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  6. Mary Smith says:

    What I find amazing is that even though the rain is lashing down here, it’s cold and not at all spring like, everything in nature is just getting on with it and bursitng into bloom regardless.

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  7. I just had to turn up the heat. But this is just going to be a few days. I feel summer lurking in the the growing day lilies.

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  8. Darlene says:

    How great that you were able to stop and enjoy nature to and from your workshop. Nice bookends.

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  9. Jennie says:

    Ahh! Lovely and inspiring.

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  10. Helen Jones says:

    A beautiful post, Sue, and such lovely photographs! There has been an awakening of late, hasn’t there?


  11. Wonderful photographs – i love the well fed squirrel, like Ani would do ;-), and a wonderful story too. Michael


  12. noelleg44 says:

    I forget that spring is ponderously slow in cooler climes. We are leafed out here – although the leaves are yet pale green – the azaleas are blooming and the dogwoods are nearly gone by!


  13. dgkaye says:

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful coming of spring Sue. 🙂 ❤


  14. Widdershins says:

    The same happened here. We are five days into a sunny stretch and everything is a meter high and going strong! 😀


  15. Jack Eason says:

    Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    Spring according to Ani’s human 😉 xc


  16. bowmanauthor says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Sue.


  17. Rae Longest says:

    Simply lovely.


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