March means Spring in my book. Flowers that have only hinted at showing their faces are suddenly adding splashes of colour everywhere you look. Bees and butterflies appear seemingly out of nowhere to fill the skies. Everywhere you look things are beginning to wake up, it makes me feel like I'm waking up too. The world is suddenly full of possibility, like: can I get a BBQ in my back garden and people over to share it with me? Like: I wonder if Bear will enjoy the beach now he's older. Like: maybe we should go for more epic walks, somewhere not here.
It's also the time of year where I feel the most like cleaning. Not sure if its been ingrained in to me (well done Mum if so), but Spring equates to massive house clean. With that in mind, this year I'm hoping to trial some homemade cleaning products. And not just on the house; my batch of shaving soap has finally cured, just in time for bare legs.
As I was walking through the park yesterday morning, I looked up to a timely reminder. It's warm enough that washing can go out on the line, giving my kitchen a rest from all the laundry. It's been a long time since I've been able to line dry my bed linen, it adds a little something to the clean smell when you climb into freshly washed sheets at night, and I probably slept better than I have in a while.
I'd been searching everywhere for the right picture to sum up March for me, daffodils and crocuses have been the focus of many a snap, but nothing was turning out right. Then I saw a bee enjoying the flowers on this large plant growing on the top of my garden wall. It was a little drunk, a little sleepy, and wobbled a bit as it flew around the flowers. I had to shoo Emerson the Cat away from it as it fell to the floor a couple of times. If a bee could look confused it would have looked like this one.
So here's this month's freebie desktop, a little later than I had intended. To download, simply right click (ctrl and click for those on a Mac) here and save somewhere on your computer. Just remember this is for PERSONAL USE ONLY and should not be reproduced elsewhere without my written permission. Enjoy the sight of Spring, the world waking up, and a punch drunk bee enjoying life.
What's your favourite thing about March?