Monday, 10 March 2014

Moments to stop and stare


What a difference it makes to see some sunshine. It feels as if Spring has finally arrived! This week there has been so many moments to just stop and stare. These are a few of my favourite ones....


This is an area that we pass on the way to work -it has become flooded over the winter and the only ones using the footpath at the moment are the ducks. The reflections and colour were wonderful!


  The following morning again on the way to work a herd on 30 deer were crossing the road en mass. The temperature usually falls a few degrees as you drive inland and away from the coast. There was no frost in the garden at home.We just had to take a detour to marvel at these scenes.






It certainly made a good start to the day!


These flowers - camillias,blossom and magnolia were such a joyful sight on our monthly visit to Abbotsbury tropical gardens. The sheltered environment there gives everything a head start.


Twinkle is also glad to feel the warmth of the sun!


I was going to finish with a few pictures from the garden and then on the way to a night out,we saw this sunset! What have you stopped and marvelled at this week?



Sarah x

49 comments:

  1. I love all the pics and the one with TWINKLES is my fave. YOU can just feel how the sun has blessed her… HUGS and love it all

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  2. aah some spring sunshine at last but I do like a good frost too ! A heard of deer crossing the road must have been quite a sight - we just see them in the distance sometimes.

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  3. Beautiful photographs Sarah, they really are lovely. It is so nice to have warm sunny days isn't it.

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  4. Ohhhh thanks for the wonderful photos, Sarah! I just got back from a retreat at the beach and posted some photos of the things I saw, too....we are blessed to see so much beauty!!! xx

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  5. Precious moments for our daily life. Beauty, ambundance and diversity, this is what I like looking at the English landscape.Lucky Twinkle!

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  6. A lovely collection of photographs :)

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  7. You certainly do see beautiful moments to stop and stare at ~
    thank you so much for sharing them . They were
    truly marvelous !

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  8. A lovely question Sarah. I've stopped and marvelled at the earthy smell of spring coming - not quite here yet but the air changes, the birds sing more, there is just that something different.....beautiful photgraphs.

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  9. Lovely photos. The frosty landscape looks quite magical. It must have been wonderful glimpsing the deer, too. And the sunset over the sea looks beautiful.

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  10. And now we can Scroll & Stare! These scenes are so magical to me - it must be the Welsh and English heritage in my blood. Thank you for sharing them with us, they are beautiful moments. I'm stopping and staring at my dog, my husband's face when he sleeps, the deep green of a tree across the road, the clouds in the sky (while feeling the new autumn breezes on my face). (Yes, the Iceland landscape is actually much more varied than we expected, quite beautiful always)

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    1. Your beautiful moments sound so good too! Sarah x

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  11. This evening I stopped and stared at the sun going down in an apricot sky behind bare trees. The lighter evenings are so welcome after short, dark winter days!

    l loved your post Sarah, especially the deer crossing the road and those beautiful "Hardy Country" landscapes on your way up from the coast.

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  12. Wonderful moments! The frosty ones could actually be from here as our spring is 4-6 weeks ahead, at least for the present but there is plenty of time for things to change for the worse... Still, we are far from any blossoms other than pussy willows I'm afraid.

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  13. Oooh, beautiful images Sarah. There has been an explosion of growth in the last week, wonderful to see. Spring has sprung!

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  14. It dose look like Spring is on its way, lovely photos.

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  15. Hi Sarah, beautiful ethereal looking photos with the deer, so lovely....and now Spring beckons, your blossoms are looking lovely. I'm glad for a little sunshine after all the rain we've had. I read your other post on the trees as well, but forgot to comment, lovely idea...wish I had a tree...hugs Sharon x

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  16. Wow these pictures are absolutely stunning Sarah! Makes me excited for spring!!

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  17. Marvelled at several pairs of brimstone butterflies in the woodland. Really brightened our walk.

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  18. Such beauty and such fortunate timings to catch the deer and sunset. Twinkles is a dear! X

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  19. Such beautiful scenes, especially the deer crossing the road and your sunset is stunning!! Thank you for sharing the beauty of the countryside with us Sarah! xx

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  20. I just love looking at your pictures! x

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  21. It's all happening now! I love your photos. It was interesting to see the deer, especially. I hope the weather stays beautiful for you as we head into official springtime. :)

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  22. I love watching deer go about their day, and that picture of Twinkle is too adorable.

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  23. Sarah, wonderful impressions. Spring is so beautiful, we always are working in the garden.

    Sigrun

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  24. Stunning photos, especially the one of the reflections in the flooding. And the deer were very well captured, lovely. Your garden's looking beautiful, and the sunset is stunning, what a wonderful sight.

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  25. Beautiful pictures the reflections and the sunset were particularly stunning- But i loved the feelings that were evoked by the misty river pictures- Awesome:)

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  26. What a lovely site to see on your way to WORK, Sarah! And the sun is promising hope for us too...we had quite the melt yesterday and our spring will be here around May. Twinkle looks happy!

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  27. Beautiful images Sarah... I've been enjoying the frog antics in the pond and marvelling at all the frog spawn!! Then delighting at seeing the odd butterfly and buzzing Bubble Bee and the various birds making their nests around my little garden... I love spring!! Cass x

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  28. Good Morning Sarah, What a beautiful route to work. If I had a route to work like that, I would always be late. I could never get of a view like that. You are a lucky girl. Yes, the sun makes a differences and for you and others that have had some cold days. So sweet, your little Twinkle. Enjoy your sunny days.
    Here is Southern California? We have a lot of sunshine and by the weekend we will be up into the 80's. I hope we have a better garden year. Last year, way to humid.
    Blessings!

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  29. Beautiful photos Sarah, and I loved to see the cat stretched out like that, mine have been doing the same. It is so nice not to have any winds blowing-this moment of stillness is so enjoyable.

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  30. These are beautiful pictures, Sarah! I especially love the frost pictures!

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  31. Oh gorgeous pictures - spring at last! Love Twinkle sunbathing.

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  32. Wonderful photo's Sarah.. Twinkle is gorgeous :o)

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  33. If we just look around us, as you do Sarah, there is so much beauty to be seen right here on our doorsteps. Love the early morning photos of the mist and frost.

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  34. What a fabulous pictures you've made of springtime, i love it!

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  35. Amazing photos Sarah. Looks as if there was a really hard frost on a couple of the pics. It has been very cold on a morning here but usually by the time we go out to work the frost has gone.
    Loving the photo of Twinkle!

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  36. P.S. got the book that you recommended and its lovely.Thank you, we will take it with us.

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    1. So glad you are pleased with the book! Sarah x

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  37. Just wanted to add my compliments to your wonderful photos! How far do you drive to get to work. Is it rural the whole way? It must make getting up and out the door a whole lot easier if you have this to look forward to. As to your question, we've spent two days working on cleaning up all the damage from the ice storm we had last month and have hardly made a dent. The only thing I've marveled about this week is that I was able to get out of bed this morning considering how stiff and achey all my muscles are!

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    1. The journey to work is rural, 11km of fields ,rolling hills and amazing views. Hopefully you will have signs of spring and less aching muscles soon.Sarah x

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  38. Sarah! Hello there my dear! Thank you for coming over to see and also bringing DAISY to hear the music! That just warmed my heart when I read how she sat up. Give her a big squeeze for me! ((HUG))

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  39. As usual, you photos are wonderful.

    Sunday was our first day of daylight saving's time and it was 89 degrees on the beach. EVeryone on the lane was out for sunset and it was absolutely spectacular. We didn't get a photo, but will remember it.

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  40. Dear Sarah,
    What stunning photos. The photo of the dear is so precious. It looks like a painting.
    You indeed travel past some nice views on your way to work. A good way to start the day.
    Your flowers are lovely.
    kitty is loving the sun
    Its been a beautiful day here today too.
    xx val

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  41. Beautiful photos Sarah, I especially like the ones that come after the deer where you can see a blanket of frost covering the landscape. it's quite magical. The sun is trying to come out just now but not doing a very good job of it. At least it's been dry for the last few days.

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  42. Glorious photographs Sarah- that sunset is utterly beautiful x

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  43. Fabulous images as ever. I love the frosty ones best. xx

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  44. Hello Sarah, I am new to your blog - your photos are beautiful. I live in Hastings and blog about this area, but we have friends in Lyme and go there quite often. I will now follow your blog!

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  45. Lovely photos, I like the sunset! Your new blog banner is great too!

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  46. Dear Sarah,

    Your photos really are all so beautiful and isn't it amazing to see all the beauty like this around you.
    Glad to hear that you have sunshine after the rain, really does make you happy.
    Wishing you a happy Sunday
    hugs
    Carolyn

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