Tag Archives: Spring

Wordless Wednesday – A certain lightness of spirit …

Snowy mespilus (Amelanchier lamarckii)

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In a Vase on Monday: Creeping in late … like Spring

OK, so it is Tuesday, but I did pick the flowers yesterday and I have just read that Cathy is celebrating 6 years blogging, so it seems a shame not to congratulate her on this happy meme (IaVoM). Well done … Continue reading

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Standing beneath the crab apple tree

Our John Downie crab apple tree on the driveway is in full bloom and it is a sight to behold. The wonderful sunny weather over the last few days has opened most of its pink flower buds. Seen against the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Fresh scents of spring

Walking around the village this afternoon I was very happy to see colour blossoming in the lawns everywhere. Mostly this is coming from scattered crocuses in smart yellows and shades of purple, spilling down driveways and planted round community seats … Continue reading

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Snowdrops and muddy knees

Now that the snowdrops are definitely showing in our garden, I thought that it was time to search online for other, more extensive, displays that we could visit. It seems as if this weekend (11-12th Feb) is the favourite time … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Full of the joys of spring

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Daffodil Festival: A Celebration of Spring

At this time of year, if the weather didn’t hold them frozen in the ground in February, hosts of golden daffodils line the streets of Thriplow welcoming the thousands of visitors who descend on the village to see the spectacle. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Prunus Blossom in Fog

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Rooks just want to have fun …

Rooks are very social birds and don’t I know it! They call out all the time. It is like living above a pub. The (currently) three-nest rookery is in the tops of the ash trees just a garden away. I … Continue reading

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I love crocuses

Unfortunately, so do the mice and voles! This vole bit through the stem and then dropped the beautiful goblet. Presumably it was going for the nectar. Happily, the bees love the nectar they provide too and their goblet-shaped flowers trap … Continue reading

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