April is my favourite month of the year and I can give you 10 (maybe 9!) good reasons why it should be your favourite too.
- spring has officially started, whether the weather knows it or not
- end-of-winter blues are generally over
- the days are visibly longer
- the air smells good
- there is colour everywhere
- people have a positive attitude
- wool clothing is no longer around
- you can say hello to fresh food
- it is ok to have ice cream outside
- it is my birthday month J
And to celebrate the start of the month in style, we paid a visit to the RHS Gardens Wisley
last Saturday. It was a bit windy, but nonetheless a beautiful day to be surrounded by nature and spend time with friends. The gardens were beautiful and in bloom; they truly are an English love affair! And while I was having a quick solitary stroll around my dream cottage (last picture below) and neatly laid flower beds, I reminded myself why I fell in love with botanical art so much since moving to England. The love and care for the plant world is visible at every corner, everything is perfect the way it is, and the peace that that brings to the soul is almost second to none; this is the same feeling I get when I work on a botanical painting. And I’m almost certain that the trip to the Royal Botanic Garden
at Kew to celebrate my birthday in a few weeks’ time will be even better.
I’ll leave you with a few pics from last weekend.