Little Wood in Spring…

I think these transitioning seasons are probably my most favourite in Little Wood really. I adore Autumn in all it’s golden loveliness – the colours, and the blackberries, burnished skies and icing sugar frosts. But equally I love this Spring season in the countryside too, and that sense of waking up again – sun full on your face, baby bunnies learning the ropes close to the hedgerows, and eight o’clock sunsets behind my favourite hill.
There’s beauty in every season, there’s no doubt, but it’s all the promises of these ones, betwixt and between, that make living right in the middle of nature so very special.
How very lucky we are.

Some little pictures of Spring so far with us, if you’d like to see!





Not the best picture in the world but it’s surprisingly difficult to get a good shot of these guys! Phil has moved in at the bottom of our lane, and spends his days squawking and pottering around. I’ve nearly wiped him out on a few occasions – pheasants aren’t the most safety conscious, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s countryside patience. They’ll move in their own sweet time. Silly birds! 🙂





My favourite sunny little spot!









Back outdoors! These little three are so fortunate to have so much space right on their doorstep. I can’t wait for Summer adventures outside!







A while back, my dad carved each of their names into a tree in the wood. We go and check on them every now and again. I love the idea of these trees always being here, with a little reminder of the children who loved them so.







Easter egg making for our Easter Tree!



I’ve added Freesia to my favourite flowers list. It changes weekly at the moment!
And the smell of hyacinths could be my most favourite of all. They need to bottle it, for sure.






We did a branch update for the new season and how cute are these little clothes peg birds?




Spring sunshine…




home, front door, trees, Little Wood


And wreaths! I’ve developed a new obsession (don’t tell Mr M!)
I’ve been championing the all-year round front door wreath for a while now, but our twiggy one was looking a bit Wintery, so I updated it to this pretty blossom one. I love it! And, me being me, I’ve now my eye on the most gorgeous hydrangea one for Autumn too. Watch this space! 😉



In the weeks to come we are so looking forward to spending more time outside than in, grass cuts and picnics, planting herbs and filling pots, running barefoot on the lawn after tea, building dens, and dirty fingernails (OK, maybe not those but… occupational hazard and all…), water fights and tyre swinging, honeysuckle buds and the first roses.
Spring, you’re a good one!

‘Is the Spring coming?’ he said.
‘What is it like?’…
‘It is the sun shining on the rain
And the rain falling on the sunshine…’

The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

E x


  1. April 22, 2015 / 11:15 am

    This is such a lovely happy post Emma. I adore Spring too. It feels like the air is full of promise doesn’t it? I also love an all round door wreath, I think you see them a lot in the states. I’ve been looking for a Spring one, yours is so pretty!
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  2. April 22, 2015 / 11:50 am

    Lovely pics Emma. The sun really does make a huge difference I find! Love the cow. I keep wanting to take pictures of farmers, but I doubt they would like it round here lol! Xx
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  3. April 22, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    How lovely! We have a Phil too and lots and lots of noisy lambs at the moment. I can’t wait to transform our pre-loved home into a modern and country splendor like Littlewood. x
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  4. nicola
    April 22, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    A beautiful post and so many “I would love”interior photos x

  5. April 22, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Gorgeous bunch of pictures. So much beauty captured. I love all your little ones faces – they’re expressions are brilliant! I’ve got freesias on my bedside table at the mo and I’m fast becoming a fan too! Lovely, lovely post! xx p.s. love the pheasants.
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  6. April 22, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    Beautiful pictures Emma… Please can I come and live at your house?!? I have a wreath fettish too… Can’t get enough of them! I’m totally with you on the “in between” seasons… There is something extra special about them!

  7. April 23, 2015 / 6:51 am

    Oh Emma, as always I adore looking at your photos. Spring is just beautiful, I wish I had a cherry blossom tree in my garden, even though they only last a short while, I think they are my favourite representation of spring. I love the tree carving and how it will be there forever. Also I adore the bird pegs! I may have to investigate! Ali xx
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  8. April 23, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Oh hunny this is beautiful. What a gorgeous spring at little wood. I love your photos. Those flowers are stunning. Beautiful post. Hope summer is just as mesmerising for you.
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