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.
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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!
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One of the most recognisable songbirds in the garden is the plucky Robin. Being a member of the thrush family, it’s not only cousin to the song thrush and blackbird, but also to the nightingale, so it’s no surprise that the robin has a beautiful voice as well.
The earliest depictions of the use of the heart symbol is believed to derive from the ancient culture of Cyrene, a North African city which was founded by the Greeks in 631 BC, and then later ruled by the Romans.
There’s a lot of ancient mythical beasts which seem pretty isolated, unique to a country’s culture, or even to a specific region. Others, like mermaids, dragons, and giants, are intercultural, being known by many. The Phoenix is one of these mythical superstars, and was known by the Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, and even by the Chinese.