snapshots of my week – 20th march

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close up of cherry blossom
standing underneath blossom tree

blossom is everywhere this week! i suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of it on blogs in the coming weeks. which is fine with me because i love seeing it.

it reminds me of two particular blossom trees from my child/teenage-hood. the first being a huge one that was in front of the library where i spent a fair amount of time. it made me so happy sitting and walking underneath it when it was in bloom.

the second – i can’t remember specifically where it was located – outside some houses near where i lived for a few months about ten years ago now. it was a bad time in my life and passing that blossom tree was a little beacon of hope for me. i think i even have a photo of it somewhere (from my XA!) ..i’ll find it for next week.

cat in alleyway
ivy climbing over turquoise painted wood
black and white photo of plants peeking over wall
blossom tree in front of houses

this week i’ve spent a fair bit of time indoors working on illustrations, looking for jobs and trying not to completely fall into despair over my financial situation. the good has outweighed the bad, the sun has been out and i got out for a couple of walks, so i’ll take that as a win. and blossom trees, you are my sign of hope. thank you for blooming and reminding me that things do get better.

snapshots of my week – 20th march was last modified: May 6th, 2017 by laura redburn
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  • Reply Charlotte {theteapotexplodes} 20/03/2015 at 12:30

    Beautiful blossom. I spend most of January and February wishing that trees would start blooming in grey London. I’ve had a similar week. Started a new freelance contract on Tuesday, only to leave on Wednesday as it was completely not what it was supposed to be! Hope you have a better week next week. x Charlotte

    • Reply laura redburn 26/03/2015 at 10:09

      UGH that sucks big time. hope something comes along for you soon :)

  • Reply Becca 20/03/2015 at 13:31

    The long-awaited appearance of Spring is always a great reminder of hope. I spied some blossom at the weekend and it totally made my week. Brighter days are on their way! :) x

  • Reply Slummy single mummy 20/03/2015 at 14:20

    Hooray for blossom! I can’t wait to see it everywhere :-)

    • Reply laura redburn 26/03/2015 at 10:10

      i’ve not seen any huge blossom trees around here but i hold out hope. blossom is the best!

  • Reply Jess @ Along Came Cherry 20/03/2015 at 18:56

    I love blossom! There is nothing prettier :) x

  • Reply Lori 21/03/2015 at 16:21

    The blossoms are lovely and funny how things can trigger such nostaligic moments! I hope the work stuff get’s sorted for you soon! x

    • Reply laura redburn 26/03/2015 at 10:11

      haha, i know right? i was going to just write about my week but when i looked at the photos again i thought of those trees in my childhood. job situation feels like it’s never going to get better but i hold out hope!

  • Reply Vicky 22/03/2015 at 07:26

    It’s so nice to see the blossom on the trees – one of the best signs of spring! Hope next week is better for you – I think everything seems better when it’s sunny as well, so fingers crossed for some good weather!

    • Reply laura redburn 26/03/2015 at 10:13

      thank you! this week (the week on from the week i’ve written about above) has been pretty rubbish ..but at least the weather has been nice ;)

  • Reply Katie Albury 23/03/2015 at 20:57

    Beautiful…there’s nothing like appreciating the gorgeous signs that spring is on the horizon xx

    • Reply laura redburn 26/03/2015 at 10:13

      flowers popping up and other signs of spring give me a bit of hope that is much lacking in the darker, greyer months.

  • Reply Sarahmia 28/03/2015 at 12:36

    Blossom is 100% my favourite time of the year so seeing these photos has made my heart very happy. Thank you!

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