If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~Andy Rooney
Some of the visitors that turn up in spring make me smile. We now have three bats that wizz around in the air above the garden, they make me smile. The toads have turned up too, I like them because they are a bit comical, however I become fearful that I will maim one whilst gardening ..AGAIN..
The swifts, swallows, or hirondelles call em what you will, always bring a big smile to my face, although they drive the dog crazy. woof, I look forward to their arrival.
The bluebells are opening, and the orchids are starting to push their way through.
The bank alongside our garden provides us with a show of pink orchides with spotted leaves. Like all the villages around here all the weeds (wild flowers) get strimmed by the men who are paid to keep the villages tidy. Although here they arrive with their strimmers after they have flowered. I took this picture last year before the strimmer arrived.
Voila une fleur my Roadside Orchide
But not all the things that turn up in spring make me smile, the darned ANTS are back indoors, this year in the bathroom!
The French word for smile is sourire.
The French word for ant is fourmi.
Etymology for the word smile.