There was only one thing that would stop my wallowing. I was in need of some 'whoop's. And I needed them fast.
Now be aware these are not the sort of 'whoop's that have any deep meaningful significance. These are instant 'let's have a look around and see if I can find any' type 'whoop's.
Who would have thought that a bag of parsnips could evoke a whoop but there you go. Freshly dug up from a friends allotment and destined for some lovely soup. (N.B. I did point out that these whoops were instant ones - had I put more time in these would have been presented in a wicker trug on a lawn of chamomile!)
My gardening clogs. A recent impulse buy that make me smile/laugh/giggle.
A peek at my new summery dress - bargain from ebay - and it's greeeeeeen!
Cherry blossom - AT LAST!
Number five - now this is more of a whoo than a full blown whoop
See that branch - the main one running diagonally from left to right - that's where our blackbird was sitting and singing the most delightful tunes. Until I fetched my camera. Mr Blackbird then suffered a short bout of stage fright which meant that the only thing of any interest left was our next door neighbours compost bins. Bad blackbird.
A print I ordered from the very talented Ruthie Redden over at 5 Precious Things. She is a pictorial storyteller who bases her work on Mother Nature, myths and folklore. Pop over to her blog for some wonderful stories and insights into old traditions.
Are you ready for this?
There is about to be a gaggle of whoops.
...tied up with the most beautiful string
Smelling of beautiful fragrances
And containing some wonderful garden gifts from the lovely Sally at Lavender Attic. This is my first giveaway prize which arrived today and was ' just the medicine' I needed. Look at those beautiful flowers which will all be very carefully sown with my poshy galoshy gloves. You would love Sally's blog - I recommend you pop over and say hello!
So - I'm whooped out.
Still missing Big Sis but thankful for all the little joys I am surrounded by.
Do you have anything that makes you go whoop?