photo courtesy of Michelle @danceypantsdisco
We’ve had a very cold spring here in England, and I can’t believe it is May already. The magnolias and blossoming trees have been reacting to our unseasonal weather, and some seem to have lost their flowers almost as soon as the buds have opened, whereas others only just seem to be in bloom. We actually had snow last week, and I have still been wearing thick socks, gloves and my winter coat. As a result we didn’t get out as much as previous years, so it has been a real pleasure to look at all your Spring (and Autumn) moments. As always, thanks so much for sharing your photos under #slowliving_bloomandharvest. There are over 1,500 photos in the gallery, so do pop over to instagram and take a look at the wonderful moments captured.
Here are a selection of my favourites from April…
Blooms and our little ones:
photo courtesy of Lilly @lillywren
photo courtesy of Jana @jana_ciosk
Beautiful seasonal flowers – Spring:
photo courtesy of @littlekinjournal
Beautiful seasonal flowers – Autumn:
photo courtesy of Ellie @petalplum
photo courtesy of Kaity @fareisle
photo courtesy of Cat @theolivetreesandthemoon
photo courtesy of Katrien @growingwildthings
Finally this wonderful picture, with two of my favourite things in it – babies and flowers – what’s not to love:
photo courtesy of Amber @ambertia
For those who don’t know Danielle from Hippie In Disguise is talking at a yoga retreat in Costa Rica this week. Of course she wants to take this time to switch off from all social media and really enjoy her break away, therefore Danielle will be sharing her post next week (from the 9th) when she is back. There will also be two grids shared on Instagram this month (one this week, and one next), which means we get to share more of your wonderful inspiring images.
On to the theme for May… we have chosen the word ‘nurture’. There are so many different ways to tune into the nurturing aspect within us; through raising our little ones, through spending time in nature and tending to crops and animals, by nurturing our wellbeing and ourselves. Danielle and I hope the hashtag will help you find some moments of calm in your day, and prompt you to connect to that feeling of nurture. As always we look forward to seeing your #slowliving_nurture moments captured for May.