May is the month when plants spring into life and a trip the allotment always brings something new emerging from the ground. It’s the month when fruit forms and crops start to swell.
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This month I’ve been drawn to the first blossom, flowers and new growth at the plot. The fruit trees have been producing a beautiful display of blossom, but up close it becomes something ethereal and captivating in its own way.
Spring has definitely sprung now and the allotment is full of seedlings emerging and buds bursting. The frogs and toads have filled the pond with spawn and birds are busying themselves exploring nest sites and collecting nesting materials.
In my attempts to become a happier person, I’ve tried to take pleasure in the little things in life; whether it is a one-liner from one of the kids, the splash of water on the deck outside as I write this, or the simple beauty of a tiny narcissus flower. It’s hard to get into this mindset, but when you do, you begin to see the world in a new light.
Going to the allotment on a regular basis means you can appreciate the little details and subtle changes of the crops. I try to include this in the photos I take, but it’s hard to capture the minutiae, especially when using my iPhone for all the photos on the blog. However, I’ve invested in a new clip-on macro lens for the phone; which is enabling me to attempt to show the minute beauty of crops at the allotment, and take pleasure in the smallest of things.