Although I didn't grow up in the area where we now live, I feel that I've got to know it well over the last 20 years. I've enjoyed that process and it's one that continues as there are still so many new places to explore. One of the nicest things about getting to know an area well is discovering it's seasonal secrets. This local wood for instance is unremarkable for most of the year but for a few weeks every April it is transformed into a magical wonderland, a perfect habitat to begin believing in fairies, elves and unicorns.
I know I share pictures like these most years but I couldn't resist doing so again. It's such a beautiful sight and there's an incredible perfume too, though sadly I have no way to share that here.
Next week I'm looking forward to the next spring event in my local calendar, which will be the apple trees blossoming at an ancient orchard. I'll pop back then with some pictures if I've got the timing right.
Thanks as always for visiting with me here and sorry I've been absent a lot recently. I've still been deep in pattern writing and am also working on a tutorial to share, so there will be lots coming up over the next month. For now I'm off to do more editing and finish testing out the last few bits and pieces, but I'll be back as soon as I have some news. Until then I'll leave you with a couple of pictures from our school Easter break - all of our neighbours know it's spring again when Toby resumes bouncing as they can hear his squeals of joy and see the clouds of bubbles drifting over the fence :)