All things bright and beautiful

Here’s to another year!!

And here’s what I would like to wish you: May 2016

  • bring peace
  • be joyous
  • be full of health
  • sparkle with exciting adventure
  • be full of sunshine
  • bring you prosperity
  • be enjoyable!

Whilst writing this post I was thinking back to when I first started this blog in 2013.  Back then I couldn’t have imagined that I would never have to look very far for subjects to write about.  Can you tell that I am still enjoying the discoveries which I am making when I write and research my weekly posts?  Writing has allowed me to look at things differently, to pay more attention as I go through life.  Is there anything you would like me to write about?  What has been your favourite post?  Do please let me know by leaving a comment at the end of this post!

IMG_0870On one of my walks in late December, I came across a grove of mimosa trees, where several of the trees were already in full flower!  The grove is in a little dell, not all that far from the cooperative winery in Saint-Chinian, and on the side of a hill.  The trees nearest the track seemed to be getting the most sun, as they were the ones flowering.  It was a glorious sight to behold, and the scent was heavenly.

I wasn’t the only one to appreciate the blossom, the bees were out in force for a winter feast.  The mimosa trees usually flower from late January onwards, but because of the mild winter, many trees are flowering much earlier than usual.

Here is a video I took (e-mail subscribers, please visit the website to watch the video) – please make sure that your speakers are turned on!!