Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Spring is Coming (on Film) + Lots More

I've begun to see the first little signs of spring this week....we even had a few days that were decidedly hot, but now the cold has returned - most likely the last chill of winter before Spring arrives properly. The peach tree has begun to blossom, the mango is laden in flowers and there are Tree Martins flitting about the paddocks and trees all day long.
This season is short lived in this part of the country, which makes me relish it all the more. Very soon the gentle, warm days will turn to searing hot ones, so I'll lap up spring while it lasts.
I've put together a short film - it's been a couple of months since my last so I hope you'll enjoy this one all the more!

After you've watched it, I've included beneath a few links to articles I've enjoyed lately plus a few other things too.


The Beginning of Spring from Say! Little Hen on Vimeo.
Music // Skokiaan by Bert Kaempfert, full version available on iTunes


Is it really mess when it's part of the creative process?
Shift to Nature currently has 10% off store-wide with code Eco10
The Life of Clare is hosting a new food photo-a-day challenge (scroll to the bottom of her post to find the info)
Read a whole page from my eBook and also get a special discount, over at Strayed from the Table
Interested in green beauty? This one is for you!
And, I've added a whole new page to the library, just for children and young teenagers

Are the seasons changing where you are?
Is spring something you welcome or would you rather cling to winter?
Have a lovely week!

Sarah x

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  1. That was lovely, it seems such an ideal lifestyle.
    The added bonus for me was Bert Kaempfert I used to have the album
    that track came from maybe I should get onto iTunes?
    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    1. Thank-you so much Ann! iTunes seems to have a lot of Bert Kaempfert's music. I find it perfect for these little films. I hope you have a good week too x

  2. This is gorgeous! Makes me miss my old holidays on our friends farm, I absolutely loved the lifestyle, maybe one day I'll be able to go back!

    Kez |acaciasdreams.com

    1. Thank-you so much Kez! I hope you can go back for a visit one day x

  3. Your videos are clever Sarah, I need some video making tutorials I think! Isn't that blossom just gorgeous? I always love some links, thank you x

    1. Thank-you so much Jane! You know I was just thinking about putting together a post with some video making tips. Is it something you would be interested in? x

    2. I'll try and put something together in the few weeks :-)

  4. I am so glad Spring is coming, I am not a winter girl at all. Love the sun, the green trees and bright flowers, fresh vegetables of Summer.

    1. Oh yes the fruit of summer is wonderful! Autumn is my all-time favourite season x

  5. Look at those pretty pink blossoms heralding Spring! Here, the bare branches of the plane trees are just coming to life with a few tiny new green leaves. Soon, the trees will be covered in their new growth and Spring will be well and truly sprung. I love Spring but, like you, it signals that the hot, hot summer weather isn't far away. Meg

    1. That's such a lovely description Meg! It's a lovely time of year, isn't it? x


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