Springs Inside Story

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Her energy has been building, a deep pulse of life and colour, throbbing just below the surface. Contained by the old cracked, black and white skin of winter, she has been growing in hidden waves. Gathering colours and shapes for her dramatic entry, ready to sweep away the quiet stillness of winter in a dramatic burst.

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She’s all about attraction and attention, no muted palette here as she displays her shimmering satin frocks for all the world to see. No shrinking violet, she’s confidently mixing opposing colours, delighting in the drama and the clash of surprise. The suffragettes would be delighted as she stakes her claim to life with confidence, in their colours but adding a splash of orange gold for good measure.

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Life turns outwards at her insistence, reversing the earths skin. Darkness folds inwards in the wake of her advancing trail, and colour sings out towards the stars and sun. Opposites unite in her glowing aura, and life begets life in unfolding waves. All the winter stores of energy are released in an outburst wild enough to stir the coldest hearts. Can you hear her call, will you release yourself into the openness and abundance of spring?

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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54 Responses to Springs Inside Story

  1. restlessjo says:

    Pure flamboyance, Seonaid! And rightly so. The images light up the page.

  2. wisejourney says:

    Joyful and with us each spring so briefly but the mark the start of something and I will that

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  4. Leya says:

    So Spring is truly upon you too! Colours vibrant and your texts singing of joy to it! You’re simply the best!

    • It’s turned a bit wild here again, but the blossom and the wild garlic are here, so as far as I’m concerned spring has sprung!
      Thanks for such a complimentary comment…could help but feel the joy in the midst of all that colour ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. ladyfi says:

    Wow wow and even more WOW! Just gorgeous.

  6. My envy makes me feel guilt! I’m jealous! Perhaps we should move? Our current landscape looks freighteningly ‘lunar.’ Lambs are due soon and I’m afraid they will be welcomed into this work with little sun, cold temperatures, and very wet ground. Your images served, however, to warm me … even for the briefest of moments. D

    • Oh the poor lambs, it’s hard on them when winter lingers.
      I know last year lots of them were born in the snow here…..this year winter has been short and mild for us, but it’s always an unpredictable surprise. This burst of colour was such a treat and a promise of more to come which is why I wanted to share it ๐Ÿ™‚
      As for moving I’m certain you would love rearing sheep in Scotland ……

  7. twoscamps says:

    Seonaid, I would love to “tiptoe through the tulips” with you! Your photography is stunning as always and your thoughts profound and joyous. Great post.

  8. Liana says:

    I feel medicated by this post…it’s weeks from color here, thank you for this lovely lovely feeling

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  10. dadirri7 says:

    oh welcome abundant Spring .. so vibrant and lovely!

  11. poppytump says:

    A beautiful array vibrant Spring colours makes a real impact Seonaid … You’ve convinced me it really IS here with your flowing prose ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  13. Bruce Ruston says:

    Really vivid colours thank you for popping over to my blog too.

  14. LB says:

    It’s all about the color ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you take these this spring?

    • The colours just grabbed me and pulled me in….I took these last week in Vogrie, a country park just 10 minutes from home. My son and the dogs didn’t spot that I had stopped to take photos and they had walked quite far before turning back to find me lying in grass…knees muddy as usual!

  15. “…an outburst wild enough to stir the coldest hearts” – spring has released her sirens at last. It’s fun to sing along with her; even more so, it is necessary and essential for us to do so. Happy Spring ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Tina Schell says:

    So lovely Seonaid, the photography is glorious – those colors are so vivid you could reach out and touch them. And the text is perfect as always. Beautifully done.

    • Tina you are always so generous in your compliments, thanks for making me smile first thing this morning. Feeling appreciated is a great way to start the day.
      I could say exactly the same for your wonderful posts, always bursting with incredible photos and scattered with beautiful quotes and thoughts.

  17. craftschen says:

    The Buddha said: “Every flower is a beautiful world.”

  18. ashland1977 says:

    I love your words and your style.

  19. Lovely. Very gloomy here today and I needed something bright. Thanks.

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  21. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I will, who could resist the call of spring?

  22. Fabulous shots and your words are so vibrant, Seonaid. Those are the colours of Spring, for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Amy says:

    Your beautiful photos and words brighten my day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Deena Kakaya says:

    A light, fresh, colourful, hopeful, smiling and sunny post that reminds me of daisy chains and pretty frocks. Xx

  25. Your photos spring into my soul, tap the source, and out flows joy!

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  27. Gaye Abbott says:

    Passion and wildness bursting forth to remind us of our own sleeping creativity that is being invited out to play. Thank you Seonaid – gorgeous!!!

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  29. Sharon K. says:

    Wonderful post! I love crocuses….the first sign of life each spring telling us we’ve made it through another winter. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I agree Sharon, they are so generous and exuberant in their colourful frocks…i felt filled with light as I walked among this sea of colour…spring has surely sprung and we have nearly reached the equinox ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. wildsherkin says:

    Seonaid, this is so beautiful! I realise that my comments to you are all sounding the same but the coupling of your prose and images is breath-taking. Regarding your last question…yes, I released myself yesterday into spring’s abundance on Sherkin’s lanes and beaches. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Well I never tire of reading such wonderful compliments, it’s great to hear that you enjoy the weaving together of words and images. I saw your photos from your wanderings down lanes and beaches…..lush is the word which springs to mind ๐Ÿ™‚

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