Spring Gossip

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On the banks they crowd
Confetti blossom gossips
Surfing springs green wave.

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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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38 Responses to Spring Gossip

  1. Momma E. says:

    We’re not quite as far along as we should be in the season yet. But the apple blossoms are delicately starting to peak out of their grey-green leaf covers outside my bedroom window, and my daffodils are up and nodding.

  2. Amy says:

    Love these two photos and your poee! Beautiful spring via your lens and poem.

  3. wildsherkin says:

    Oh to think of the things they have seen and gossiped about on that riverbank! ‘Confetti blossom’ is a perfect description – love it!

  4. Such a beautiful scene, Seonaid. Your words made me wonder what they were gossiping about. Maybe with all that confetti around, a spring wedding is in the offing. 😕

  5. Fantastic title and the words along with it 🙂 and beautiful shots too!

  6. Lovely photograph – the wild garlic is so pretty en masse, but after uprooting it from the garden, I find myself every now and then, when I am out walking, getting the feeling I need to bend over and pick up handfuls of it by its roots. Then I see a patch and take a photograph, as it’s really a very varied plant and good to look at up close as well. And wow, doesn’t it spread, it’s like the snow of April.

    • I love the way it bursts through the brown winter earth in a fast wave….clothing the woodland floor in just a few days….and then the pretty white flowers pop out. And of course I use it in food, so good for the liver, and so tasty!

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I wonder what they were, but don’t tell me, I like the mystery. A perfect haiku 🙂

  8. colonialist says:

    Oh, you just missed them! There was a crowd of fairies just there about a second ago!

  9. suej says:

    Lovely spring images 🙂

  10. Lynne Ayers says:

    Ohh, I want to be there, it looks beautiful.

  11. The sweetness and exuberance of spring!

  12. Beautiful, beautiful – I sure love seeing green and not white. 🙂

  13. newstart777 says:

    I contemplate what the color of the stream was 300 hundred years ago..I wonder if it was clear, or blue

    • Oh no it’s always been this slightly rusty colour…..there is iron ore in the rocks and soil here. It’s clean and fresh though, full of fish and otters, and frequented by kingfishers and herons to name just a few. The dogs always enjoy a good drink from the river towards the end of their walk 🙂

  14. gwynnrogers says:

    I love your photography and your poems. I visited Scotland twenty years ago, so I’ll have to look at a map to see where you are located. My family is from Conwy, Wales, so I loved exploring the area where some of my family originated. I live in Washington State in the U.S. so I find your countryside very similar to some of ours. Beautiful! Thank you for the lovely post.

    • Thanks so much, it’s lovely to have our memories stirred isn’t it. I live just to the south and east of Edinburgh if that helps with locating us on a map 🙂
      We are so lucky to live in such a lush and beautiful country, and I believe Washington is beautifully green and rolling too. Your ancestors must have felt at home when they landed so many hundreds of miles from home across the ocean in familiar feeling landscapes.

      • gwynnrogers says:

        Seonaid, I loved the Edinburgh area. I was driving as I adapted better to your roads. I SO wanted to visit Edinburgh and see the yarn shops or sweaters as I knit. However, the traffic, not knowing where I wanted to go, and the lack of parking scared us so badly that we kept on driving until we found a smaller town. I was so disappointed. I didn’t find a sweater to purchase until I was back at the Heathrow airport… at least I came home with a sweater even if it wasn’t purchased in Scotland.

        Areas of Scotland truly look like Washington. I so very much enjoyed my time in England, Scotland, and Wales. I loved the scenery and the people. You live in a beautiful area and country.

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