Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's Spring!


I was in a short sleeved t-shirt today, sucking up the sun's rays. Then I had a thought that made me smile. I tried not to catch people's eyes as I walked past them in case they thought I was amused at them.

The thought started with the idea that I was topping up my vitamin D. I had this image of my body making the vitamin in response to the sunlight and I thought "I'm photosynthesising". It's not really funny but for some reason it made me smile.

A sense of humour is a funny thing. We all see it so differently. My Beloved is capable of making jokes that no one gets but him and maybe I'm not as different as I think.

24 COMMENTS:

JaneyV said...

FairyHH - I saw my first butterfly of the year today and a bumble bee, rabbits and little woodland anemones. I'm so smily right now, I must look like a proper loony.

I often walk lost in thoughts and laughing away to myself. I don't care what anyone else thinks - it makes me happy.

It's very apt that you should be photosynthesising on Paddy's Day don't you think??

Whirlochre said...

I've not quite had the full spring effect yet as the weather in my part of the world has been unashamedly grey.

However, I did get out last week down my favourite stretch of woodland (photos to appear chez moi later in the spring) and the bluebells are on their way.

As for Official UK Spring time — 11.44am on Friday morning.

fairyhedgehog said...

It's very apt that you should be photosynthesising on Paddy's Day don't you think??

I hadn't thought of that.

As for Official UK Spring time — 11.44am on Friday morning.

And I didn't know that.

Thank you both for such great comments.

writtenwyrdd said...

it was mid 40s today but 0 (ZERO!!!) degrees this morning. So I'm not doing my Spring Is Here happy dance quite yet. We've been having some bizarre temperature swings for March.

McKoala said...

As a Scot, I photosynthesise from blue to white.

JaneyV said...

As another celt I have to say ditto.

scarlet-blue said...

I have bumblebees everywhere...and they make me smile.. and so did your joke.
Sx

Robin S. said...

Beautiful picture, and I could see you smiling along with your photosynthesis thoughts (try saying that phrase three times, fast) and trying not to look, as JB would say, daft!

I've done this in the car, started thinking about something, and laughing, then getting worried people around me thought I was a nut, then picking up my cell phone and pretending someone had called me, and that's what had made me laugh.

fairyhedgehog said...

Writtenwyrd - from mid 40s to zero? (Is that all in Celsius?) My goodness, where do you live!

McK and Janey - I'd love to see that!

Scarlet - I'm glad I raised a smile.

Robin - I can just imagine you doing that. I was less worried about what people would think about me than about them thinking I was laughing at them!

Bevie said...

"A sense of humour is a funny thing."

Love the pun. Intended?

My family taught me to laugh at things few people think are funny. Laughter does help one survive a crisis.

Nowadays, it's probably safer to not have people think you're laughing at them, though. It seems fewer people even have a sense of humor.

Glad you've got one.

Agree with Robin. Beautiful picture.

Sarah Laurenson said...

My backyard is saturated with orange blossom perfume - and the bees who love it.

Once it gets to that level, I stay away. It goes from nice to overwhelming. Like when you're walking into an empty elevator but you know someone who bathes in perfume was in there within the last hour or so.

Bevie said...

Just noticed for the first time your "rating" choices. You now have two "gays". [grin]

laughingwolf said...

none of that stuff happening here, yet

going to +7C sunday... snow for monday, high of -2C ;(

Whirlochre said...

Wahey!

I saw my first bumblebee of 2009 yesterday.

The size of a horse!

How do they do that?

platypuspower said...

weehee. that must mean that i photosynthesize ALL THE TIME here in singapore. no wonder we feel like plants. sorry for being dead for so long... i was in malaysia. to perform for my school.

fairyhedgehog said...

It's still sunny but on the official first day of spring it's a lot colder!

Platypus - what were you performing? I did wonder where you'd gone.

Richard N said...

Babs & myself have been out photosynthesising on-the-hoof along the canals to the east of Bath today - some wonderful rays were absorbed and appreciated, and all in the most glorious rural surroundings.

Although the Kennet & Avon canal is quite heavily silted, it was clear enough to watch the fish carefully avoiding the marauding Heron...

Very therapeutic. :-)

fairyhedgehog said...

Hi Richard, It's nice to see you visiting! Sounds like you had a lovely walk today.

Tara Maya said...

Still raining here, but I did see some flowers.

fairyhedgehog said...

Hi Tara! Thanks for visiting. We've got rain too today but at least all the blossom is out.

Sophie in the Moonlight said...

Oh, goodness, it took me long enough to reply here.

1. I loved, loved, loved the idea of you photosynthesizing. Great thought and I got a good giggle, too.

2. Daffodils are my favorite. The first troops of spring. I put up a picture of the first fully bloomed daffodil in my garden on my blog last week.

I so wish we could have tea some day. You have a special, gay way of making me smile. That certainly deserves a spot of tea - my treat.

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm glad I make you smile, Sophie. I would love to have tea with you, too.

platypuspower said...

i was performing chinese music, guzheng. it's a 21-stringed instrument.

fairyhedgehog said...

Platypuspower, that sounds interesting. Do you visit freddie's blog? She's a musician too. The link is: http://freddiescafe.blogspot.com/

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