Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering “It will be happier” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

It seems to me, that the year renews itself several times during the 12 month calendar.

Obviously, New Years Day (Champagne, Fireworks!!) starts us off on day 1, month 1 ….. a blank canvas of opportunity, wish lists and resolutions. One of my favourite things to do this time of year, is to open a brand-new calendar – the old fashioned kind that I can hand on my kitchen wall – and go through it, noting birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other important dates. …..A little OCD? maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰ …….It represents a document of anticipation (and, yes, order).

Following that, the beginning of the growing season offers fresh hope and infinite potential as seeds sprout and leaves unfurl to reach for the sun. For sure, it’s also a time of hard labour and fretting. But, oh! The world if so full of possibility!

And then, there is the return to routines and schedules in the late summer/early autumn. For me, at least, that time almost always feels like a fresh start. I’m ready, then, to settle down to a different kind of work.

Each of these represent equal opportunities to hit the “refresh” button. Be happy! ๐Ÿ˜€

This photo was taken in the spring, as the first pea shoots reached for the trellis.

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