Spring Bounce

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The sudden increase in sunshine, and the lengthening of the days produces a definite effect on all of us. As the flowers pop open all around us, and the sap rises in the trees, we can all feel a little frisky as our energy levels grow. It seems to add a little bounce to the dogs too, and they get all playful as the sun warms their fur.

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Watching them play is a great reminder to have some fun with all this increased spring energy. Time to shake off the winter stillness and leap back into the flowing energies of life. It’s a time of creative output, as the natural worlds bursts with flowers and leaves, we can turn outwards into this beautiful fresh world.

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Once things get going at this time of year the pace can pick up pretty fast. It’s a time to run with ideas, and to ride the natural wave of growth and expansion flowing around us. There’s lots of fun to be had, and energy to be burnt off.

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Once the dust settles we can examine and explore the new ground beneath our feet. It’s a time to explore, and to play a bit, and in this way to create something new this spring. Don’t let that spring bounce go to waste!

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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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36 Responses to Spring Bounce

  1. restlessjo says:

    I hope you have some fun planned for the Bank Holiday, Seonaid ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure the dogs will get an outing or two.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Your dogs look so happy and playful. Just looking at them must make you feel good sometimes. Enjoy the northern spring ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ladyfi says:

    What wonderful photos. I definitely want to bounce, but am suffering terribly from the large amounts of birch pollen.

  4. LB says:

    Such fun photos! They sure do epitomize the energy of spring!

  5. poppytump says:

    Ooh methinks ’tis time I got out for a bounce ๐Ÿ™‚
    LOVE those photos of your bouncy dogs Seonaid … am positive they are moving around on my screen as I type !

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I definitely feel positive and upbeat now the days are getting longer, but not quite as bouncy as your dogs!

  7. Amy says:

    It brightens my day too! Lovely dogs ๐Ÿ™‚ Donโ€™t let that spring bounce go to waste– wonderful reminder!

  8. Your dogs always steal the show – what a great bunch. That is the seashore behind them and not one of your beautiful Lochs … right? Thanks for the reminder to be positive and forward-thinking during this special time of year. I will try to take your recommendation to heart … better yet, I will try to put into action you words. D

    • It is indeed the seaside David….it’s one of those gorgeous west coast white coral beaches. I hope you enjoy the increased spring in your step, and the unfolding of new plans ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Rachael Charmley says:

    This is lovely and fun! It’s interesting how the closer we live to nature, the more our energy attunes to the energy cycles of the planet ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. marob23 says:

    Seonaid, I agree there is something about longer lighter evenings that puts a Spring in my step, and of course the sights and scents of springtime around us. I have enjoyed some lovely runs in early mornings and evenings with wild garlic and wild currant assaulting my senses in the nicest possible way. Your photos as ever capture beautifully the joy of nature and I can almost feel the happiness from your doggie chums. Very welcome on a rather grey and blustery morning. Today the weather has taken a turn for the worse, but nights are still bright, so I am embracing the rain as far as I can- not the best start to May, but plenty room for improvement ! .
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. suej says:

    Love the way you have blurred the motion to give us essence of bounce! Very happy spring (and springy) images, Seonaid ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. We could learn a lot from their attitudes!

  13. It brightens my day to see them playing like this. Wonderful images and thoughts, Seonaid!

    • Yeah, it makes me smile to see them up to mischief and fun. The blonde one, Molly, is baiting her mother to play chase….and of course she always does in the end!

  14. When spring arrives, the dogs come out.

  15. Uncle Tree says:

    Good advice in a fun and playful setting ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. gwynnrogers says:

    I DO love your energy and bounce! Doesn’t the sun feel delicious and invigorating? I definitely am smiling. I LOVE your pictures and your story! FUN!! Thanks!

  17. Sue Vincent says:

    I think Ani must think it’s sping all year round… any bouncier and she could do stunt double for a kangaroo….

    • In truth, the snow also makes my three very bouncy…..as does the chance to get their paws wet in the river or the sea….as does running over grass or hills….mmmm…the list is quite long. But I liked the idea of spring bounce and was imagining how good it would feel to run and play chase like that!

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