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A love letter to February



29/02/24


February may be short, but it is filled with simple joys and this year, an extra day…



At the time of writing, it's the very, very last day of February in Cornwall. Cornish rain soaks the landscape here and fields and gardens aren't looking particularly pretty, its hard to have faith that anything will ever bloom again, yet every year, without fail, Spring does come. For me, there is a sense of comfort in having made it to the end of Winter - this is the first year I have learnt to love it, but truth be told, by this point in the season I am craving a change, some warmth, a change in landscape and of course more flowers!















It can feel frustrating as we wait for that seasonal shift into Spring, but this month shows that there is still much beauty to be found in the ebb and flow of winter as it begins its slow exit. We are now closer to the Spring Equinox and the Winter Solstice seems so far away, which naturally means more daylight to enjoy and I have definitely noticed this here.


Walks down to the beach to watch the sunset are later, we notice the early morning bird song, and everything feels a little lighter; the returning light has given birth to new life. Frogs spawn in garden ponds and lambs take their first steps, whist below ground badgers give birth to cubs and up above we scan the sky for returning wings. There are two collared doves that have been visiting us since winter, I'm certain they have a nest close by. The simplest of joys are those that nature innately present to us - I have absolutely loved watching it all unfold as we shift to the new season.


Thank you, February.



 With love!


Sophie x

 



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