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Take a walk in Blue Bell Woods listen to the sounds around you, of bird song and bees. Smell the flowers and the scent of Spring in the air. Every year is a new beginning and every day a blessing

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Roll on Spring.........

I am soooooo wanting Spring. I cant think of anything else. I want to stroll in the English countryside. I want to feel the warm (not hot) sun and see the birds nesting. They are making enough noise about it they must be working on them. Last year we had several around the garden. I hope they liked it enough to come back. I love England in the Spring and that is when I miss home the most. I have been in the States since 1972 and yet England is and will always be home to me.
I do like Michigan. I know I am fortunate to live in such a beautiful place but I yearn for the quaint old land that birthed me. I miss the long walks in the ancient woodlands

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Strolling through the villages, shopping and getting a nice English afternoon cream tea.

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Strolling down the country lanes on a quiet afternoon.
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This is my home territory........Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Lion. I spent a lot of time walking those hills as a child. Alone as well. Didn't think much of it. I also miss that.

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How did I get from there to here? Well I met my husband that's how............he came from Traverse City here in Michigan. We never intended on staying put, we wanted to go back but that just didn't happen. Never was the right time or opportunity or the money. He was stationed in England while in the Air Force. We only intended to stop long enough to meet the family, him to get out of the air force and we would be on our way back. How naive we are when we are young. We just do not know life enough to make life changing decisions but there you are, and here we are.

4 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I'll bet you miss your homeland. It is amazing how naive we are when we are young with our whole life laid out before us. We think that whatever we want is achievable...and then reality sets in and we end up settling into what works in our lives. I miss Florida, too, and always thought I would end up back there- Life is full of twists and turns, isn't it? xo Diana

Merlesworld said...

I lived my whole life in Sydney, I would miss it if I moved away, the beer fairy was from country NSW and was an interstate truck driver most or his life so was on the move a lot.I have visited both England and USA loved the experience but never want to move away from home.
Merle.......

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

Now that last pic is a very familiar sight! I must see it everyday.

Kay G. said...

I better not let Richard (my English husband) read this, it will make him homesick. He will always think of England as home and he was from just outside London, so he misses the culture and beauty of the big city and also, the beautiful countryside and the parks. His folks live beside the sea now, and it is such a fantastic spot to visit. It didn't work out for us to live there either so, it means one of us is always yearning for home. xx