When the wisteria is out, it's officially spring. My favourite season, for all it represents: fresh colour, warmer days, skirts and bare feet, flowers and fruit. When I was growing up in South Africa, we used to go to school on Spring Day with flowers for our teachers and friends. What a worthwile day to celebrate.
A year ago I published a post with the same name as today's, and I was honestly very surprised to see how many hits it got when spring came round in the northern hemisphere. People googled the phrase 'things to do on a nice spring day'! Many people, dozens and dozens. If this is you, one day in the future, here's my advice for the Essential Early Spring Picnic:
Put on your happiest summer dress, take off your shoes and pack a picnic (in a proper basket). Remember your picnic rug. If you're lucky enough to have a garden, set yourself up on the lawn, otherwise you'll have to find a park nearby. This picnic is best enjoyed with friends and family, and children make it even better. Have fun!
To get back to the wisteria, I was so inspired by its fleeting beauty that I just had to capture it on fabric. I did a freehand drawing with my disappearing ink pen and embroidered over it. Now I'll have those flowers all year. Happy spring!