Tag Archives: Spring

Early Evening Birdsong

The birds sound so happy this evening.

I just love seeing how this border is developing.

You can read more about what it used to be like here.

Oooh – edit – I’ve just looked back at how the border was on 8th May – so good to see how everything has grown.

Photo Challenge Round Up: SPRING


Mother’s Day happens in Spring here, and I get some lovely cards from my children, these were both made by my daughter, the collage was from a couple of years ago (I keep them all – of course!) and the wonderful daffodil doodle was this year’s card. Lucky me!

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And I know this has become a bit of a musical cliché, but still beautiful: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: ‘Spring’ played in the Botanical Gardens in Wales

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Springing forth to meet this week’s challenge:

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Cathy at Nanacathy

💜 Melissa at The Aran Artisan

💜 me at Wild Daffodil

💜 Cathy at Rambling in the Garden

Jen at Let the Sewing Begin.

Christina A Look at the Little Things

Dorris at Dig with Dorris

Ali at Thimberlina.

Srivi at The Piscean Me

Del from Curls and Skirls

Denis at Haiku Hound

(💜 Becky at BeckyG I missed her post last week – with Haiku as well – so sorry Becky! I have added it to last week’s round up.)

Have I missed anyone – I’m always worried that I will. If you put a link in the comments of Nanacathy’s post or my post I will be sure to see it and put it in the round up.

12 Springtime Springy Springs this week. Thanks so much for entering everyone, it is so good going through the photos – I always love to see what we all come up with.


Skiing in through the snow is Ember of Wicked Rural Homestead

Bringing our total number of entries to 13!

Next Week the Prompt word is FRIENDS

I’m really looking forward to seeing what pictures you choose – I have mine already lined up and I’m excited about sharing it with you – as Nanacathy says “Happy Snapping”!




Wednesday Walk-Along at Brockhampton

Blossom, blossom, blossom… fluttering, floating, swirling on the breeze  and sprinkling the air with beauty.blossom



Having driven down and down, deep into a wide valley you come to Brockhampton Manor House, a National Trust property in Herefordshire. To get to the house you walk through a spectacular ancient damson orchard and I managed to catch it in all it’s glory (about 2 weeks ago).

Such a cold and cloudy day, but still immensely peaceful and full of SpringinessDSC_0614DSC_0636

The house is small, but cute and quirky, brimming with history and quaintness.


The Gatehouse looks like it could have been built by a child, and might topple over any minute.


It seems quite strange for such a small house to have a moat – grandeur in miniature.gdnmoat


And then into the orchards with ewes and their lambs, and a bench to sit upon an soak up the atmosphere – oh if only one could bottle that!

DSC_0632I can’t seem to stop thinking about poetry at the moment – not very high brow, but I’ll share with you anyway what popped into my head whilst sitting on that bench wrapped up in a warm coat and doing a spot of crochet:

Lambs bleat
Birds sing
Swallows swoop
Here comes Spring!DSC_0627 (1)


There is plenty for children to do DSC_0630 (1)and several long, well-marked walks.

And a very nice cafe with seating both outside and inDSC_0634

Happiness is a hot cuppa, time for writing and crochet in a peaceful place and a beautiful view.

And then how about a Walk-Along with Cathy in Scarborough, Kim in the South West of England and then a quick hop to Christina’s beautiful garden in Italy to warm up a bit!

Where have you been walking this week?


Hurray for Spring sunshine!


and the Amelanchier in full bloom!

Don’t you just love that word – Amel …… anch …… eeeee …….errrrr.

I’m not even sure that’s how to say it, and I can never remember it, but it is a grand name.

With the white narcissi underneath, my garden seems to have a bridal feel to it at the moment.


I wonder what other delicate white flowers I could grow to flower at this time of year, any ideas?

I like the way the cerise cyclamen and bright pink and purple hyacinths of March gave way to this froth of white in April. It will change again into the pinks, oranges and blues of the summer planting. Totally unplanned, but I like it! Serendipity – yes!!!

Post script: I went for a walk round the village this evening, to look for other white flowers in bloom and came across some white Muscari and white Forget-me-nots – they will join the bridal theme next year. Loving the theatre of it. I have never thought of playing with colour in the garden in this way before. Fun!




Loving the white Narcissi the most, their scent ….. the scent of spring, caught here in the early morning light.

But there are other stars in the garden too..001apurp 001amnots 001amon

just look at that powder puff centre


And seedlings in waiting. Pippin, the caravan in the garden, is making a very good potting shed at the moment001acara