Give us some sunshine!

One of the things that make me happy is sunlight.

The sight of sunlight streaming in through my living room windows, or casting a beautiful golden hue on the beds upstairs, my hungry-for-sunlight flowers soaking in the luxury.. It is amazing, how much power the sunlight has. I would have never said this a few years ago, but now, I truly appreciate the beauty and the need of sunlight. The mere sight of sunlight streaming in lifts up my spirits, makes me perky and bright, has daughter running outdoors to play, so what if it still is chilly.

In the big freeze in December, all my plants in my conservatory died. And broke my heart. This was my first time in a house with a conservatory. Normally all my potted plants are indoors – this time, I did not realize that conservatory does not really count as indoors. I just have 2 plants left, and I pour all my love and attention to keeping them alive. Today, the gorgeous sunlight had me opening every blind and curtain possible, rotating my rose bush until it got sunlight from every quarter. Every new leaf that sprouts has my heart erupting with joy. I think I monitor my plants almost as diligently as I monitored my daughter’s activities when she was younger.

This morning was even more magical. We had a light layer of frost, which had side-walks glistening like millions of diamonds, when the gentle sunlight fell on them! Oh so gorgeous! I only wish I had a camera handy to capture it!

Oh spring, do come soon! How I long for days of uninterrupted sunshine, daffodils,splashes of colour, days spent outdoors, and not having to worry whether my plants are getting their daily dose of sunshine!