Spring

by Gail Emerson March 10, 2017

"The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings."

Joyce Kilmer, Easter  

What are your favourite signs of the spring returning? Spring appeals to all the senses, and makes its presence felt whether you're in a huge city, the rolling countryside, or living somewhere that offers a happy medium. 

Celebrate all the seasons with the DM Seasonal Card Collection. 

Songbirds are heard again, singing as they start preparing for nesting season. If you're in the right place, you'll spot rookeries springing up in the tree tops as these large, intricate stick-built homes are constructed. Celebrate the sounds of spring with the DM Songbird Collection.

The feel of the air as the weather gets warmer and the gentle breezes replacing the winter winds, tells all sorts of creatures now is a good time to raise their young. Gambolling lambs are the most famous spring baby. Hares are the creature most intoxicated by the fresh spring air. Memorably encapsulated as 'mad march hares', their behaviour turns erratic as they can be seen 'boxing' out in the open countryside as part of their mating ritual. Compare Daniel's Hare designs, including one boxing for a mate! 

It's the sights of spring which are most exciting. The buds forming on the trees with promise blossom. The shoots of the spring daffodils, croci, bluebells and more evoke incredible potential. And if you're lucky, you may even spot an early butterfly once those delicate petals have opened. You can spot flowers intertwined in many DM creatures, but none more so than the Bugs and Butterflies Collection or Meadow Collection (currently available as cards only). 

Get out into the woodlands, and you won't be able to miss that sweet smell of spring. The freshly rain, combined with new flowers and - where it is strongest - an abundance of wild garlic. Which brings us on to taste ... yum!

Get your greetings cards for all the seasons with the DM Seasonal Card Collection




Gail Emerson
Gail Emerson

Author



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News / Work in progress / Mythology

Emperor Pingu

by Harry Miller December 03, 2018

“Noot Noot!” That’s hello in "Pinguish" or "Penguinese”, and is the language spoken by the children’s TV sensation, ‘Pingu’ - possibly the most famous penguin in the world, having been broadcasted in no less than 150 countries.  

Read More

A Werecat in London

by Harry Miller November 05, 2018

It seems that wherever man has been, and a cat of some sort, you’ll find tales of people shapeshifting into felines.  In fact the only places on earth where it’s safe from the werecat are Australia and Antartica; two continents which don't have a native cat - I hear they have their hands full with werekangeroo’s and werepenguine’s as it is!

Read More

To Cross One's Path

by Harry Miller November 01, 2018

To see one of these animals on their own is good luck, and if it crosses your path then you can expect great gains in life, rubbing the animals fat on your bonce will cure baldness, and carrying the animals teeth around with you will treat a bad leg.   But to see one near your house, or even worse, to see many of these animals together, spells dooooom!, and if you’re bitten by one of these animals you’ll have no more than 7 years to live.

Read More