Spring has sprung in Oxford! My heart feels lighter and my spirits are up as I find myself surrounded by daffodils and tulips and warm sunny picnics in the meadow. I think I can understand the urgency in Robert Browning’s poem “Home-Thoughts, From Abroad”, (penned while he was traveling) when he begins with, “Oh, to be in England, Now that April’s there”. The spring landscape is indeed something to yearn for.
This season presents images for us that have a way of calling us to stop, to marvel and to reflect. To reflect upon the beauty of new beginnings and to appreciate the simpleness of things such as robin’s eggs and budding flowers. Spring has a way of reminding us to savor moments a little longer…by lingering in the sunshine or having a meal on a blanket outside. For me, Easter is the highlight of this time of year…a time for me to reflect upon my faith and to celebrate the beautiful gift of hope that seems to bud forth in my heart anew.
To celebrate this season I found a few lovely DIY treats online and put in a few of my own as well. Don’t worry about going over budget and enjoy making your space feel fresh and decked out for Easter and spring!