Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Shades of blue

Despite the grey skies on Easter day we still managed to enjoy some different shades of blue....

Smallmouth Bay, Weymouth


Cockling at Ferrybridge


A Holly Blue butterfly in the garden, we couldn't capture it with wings open!



Looking for dolphins at Stonebarrow Hill - none to be seen!


Looking in the other direction to Lyme Bay


Admiring the different shades of green on the Under-cliff without getting to close to the edge!




 And finally enjoying the sight and smell of the bluebells.



With hindsight the Easter weekend wasn't the best time to get my daughter's dissertation printed, when many printing places locally were shut! After a round trip of 60 miles my daughter and husband managed to obtain 2 copies, while I sat relaxing in the hairdressers! We then had to travel in the opposite direction to pick my son and girlfriend up. They hadn't been able to get to us any earlier because Easter Saturday was also Record-store day! (Our son runs a record label, so this is an important date in the calendar.)
Luckily the holiday traffic was bearable. Despite all this it was lovely to have the family altogether again and to enjoy cooking some home-cooked meals, as well as the chocolate Easter eggs!

I hope your Easter was fun with some blue skies too! Welcome to my new followers thank you for joining me. I am so behind in visiting blogs, I think it will take me all week to catch up, so please bear with me!

Sarah x

53 comments:

  1. Hello Sarah, I always enjoy seeing your beautiful area by the Sea. The Bluebells are gorgeous as is the blue butterfly, I glad you all had a lovely family Easter Gathering. Hugs judy

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  2. Oh Sarah, your photos are good for the soul! Such beauty, such an eye for it. THANK YOU for sharing!x

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  3. What beautiful photos! We seem to be rather behind you in the bluebell stakes!! Ours are probably too frightened to pop their heads out just yet in case they get rained again!! so glad you had a lovely family Eastertide. X

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  4. I'm glad everyone was able to be together. The photos are beautiful, it must have been a lovely weekend.

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  5. I hope you had a wonderful Easter Sarah! Bluebells are such beautiful flowers.

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  6. Thank you for reminding me that I want to track down some Bluebells and add them to my garden! They are not something you will find at our local nursery here in the U.S. I LOVE the place names in your country!

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  7. A lovely collection of photos.

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  8. What a gorgeous place to live! The scenery is just beautiful. I am new to your blog and am your newest follower,''

    Judy

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    1. Hello Judy, Thank you for becoming my newest follower.Welcome!
      Sarah x

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  9. Bluebells by the sea - beautiful!

    I do like the cockling photo. Very atmospheric and such a traditional scene.
    We do get Holly Blue`s here but I haven`t seen one yet. It`s probably a bit warmer with you.

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  10. I'm glad you all managed to spend Easter together and what better place than Weymouth. Stunning! So glad the good weather showed face over most of the UK too!
    Fab photos, I'm very jealous...although perhaps not of the butterfly as I am petrified haha

    Best wishes and Happy Earth Day!

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  11. I love that pic of the bluebells with the sea as the backdrop.

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  12. Thank you for sharing Sarah. Your photos are beautiful and the bluebells....oh!!

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  13. Sounds and looks like you had a lovely Easter.

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  14. What lovely views!! Oh how I miss living by the sea... lucky girl!

    xox

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  15. Your photos always WOW me, but those bluebells blew me away.

    Glad you had a lovely family Easter.

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  16. Oh Sarah that is so sweet of you. I wanted to do one sooner to get more the the roses in bloom but things just got busy here. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Yes, my Ms. Yves rose bush is very fragrant.
    What great photos and a field of blue bells too. What a treat. It looked like everyone was out enjoying the lovely weather. Your Easter was sounded very busy but I'm glad to hear that you had everyone together. Easter weather for Souther California was beautiful also.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  17. Dear Sarah,

    Sounds like it was a lovely weekend catching up with your family. Love all your pretty blues of the sea and - the bluebells are gorgeous.
    Glad that your daughter was able to get her printing done.
    Have a lovely week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  18. Hi Sarah, wonderful impressions, like always. I love the see. It is one year, that I saw my last bluebells - in Wales.
    Oh, that is not the true, I see them each day in my one garden, but they are so invasive on a small ground.

    We also had the family around us on easter - with chocolate eggs and hard boild eggs - coloured.

    Sigrun

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  19. I love the picture of Under cliff, absolutely stunning. The other pictures are also amazing xxx

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  20. Hello Sarah:

    Such wonderful Dorset images. You clearly had a very enjoyable Easter with your family which, on the whole, apart from the 60 mile round trip to obtain copies if your daughter's dissertation, appears to have passed very happily with or without the blue skies.

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  21. Hey Sarah,
    I have visited the most amazing bluebell wood this weekend. I left the camera in the car, but the blue was glorious.
    Leanne xx

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  22. WOW! Sarah, my favorite color is blue, and of course your photos of the sea always touch my heart, but that BUTTERFLY! We have nothing like this to my knowledge, here. Then those bluebells......that is my dream to see a field of these lovely blue dreams!

    Happy day my friend! Anita

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  23. I'm glad you had a nice Easter weekend, Sarah. Sorry it involved so much driving though. The blanket of bluebells on the ground is so pretty!

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  24. Beautiful images. Blue is my favourite colour. We have holly blues in the garden and one of them was my first butterfly of the year this time. Those bluebells look like proper native bluebells, too, not the Spanish invaders.
    That undercliff reminds me of The French Lieutenant's Woman...
    Glad you had a good Easter :)

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  25. Beautiful scenery and what great clear skies we have enjoyed recently. Lovely to hear you were all together for Easter.

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  26. That holly blue - I've never seen one! and the bluebells (they're not out here yet.) Lovely.

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  27. Sounds hectic... but blue is very calming... now breathe !

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  28. That Holly Blue was very obliging Sarah - I only have to walk towards a butterfly and it flies off! xx

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  29. Hi Sarah, a belated happy Easter! I know the feeling of running around getting a dissertation printed! I did that a few weeks ago, I'm so glad its all over! Beautiful scenery where you live...so looking forward to our warmer weather. Have a lovely week! Sharon x

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  30. I bet it was lovely to have them all together. Lovely to see the bluebells, I think it will be while before we see any up here. Juliex

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  31. Beautiful images Sarah... those views!! Cass x

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  32. Glad you had a lovely Easter Sarah. Your photos are beautiful and I love your butterfly. Blue skies here too for most of the weekend although Sunday was more grey/blue but it didn't keep us indoors too much. It doesn't take long to fall behind with the reading does it, just a couple of days seems to take forever to catch up. Enjoy your week and good luck for your daughters dissertation.
    Patricia x

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  33. Dearest Sarah, thank you for your visit today. I am getting better, but I still have to have another test next week. Happy thoughts for me as I see your photos! Anita

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  34. What a beautiful area!! Lovely photos!

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  35. Lovely photo of the Holly Blue - I haven't seen one yet. The coast in the spring sunshine looks beautiful, too.

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  36. Lovely blue sky pictures - glad you enjoyed Easter with your family shame you didn't see any dolphins though

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  37. Fantastic photos, especially that wonderful butterfly, I never seem to be able to capture them. The coast looks beautiful as ever.

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  38. Looking at your photos and at that lovely, almost cloudless, blue sky was such a treat as it so dark and grey here today. I'm glad you all managed to get together for Easter.

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  39. Beautiful. The bluebells and the sea is a match made in heaven! xx

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  40. Such stunning scenery Sarah. The view from the cliff top and the deep blue ocean.
    super photos you have taken.
    Those blue bells are so pretty.
    We have had a lovely day today here.
    happy weekend Sarah. val xx

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  41. All your blues are so beautiful! I crave them after this long, gray sky winter. Thanks for sharing them.

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  42. Hi there, just catching up myself! Glad that you had a good Easter! I hope that you have been having a good week since and that record store day went well for your Son - and of course that your daughters dissertation is well received! xx

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  43. Lovely photos, looks like you had a good time! I'm on holiday in Weymouth in a couple of weeks and I'm trying to think of some different places to visit, so I might look up some of these places.

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    1. If you want some further information or want to meet up. Let me know. Sarah x

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    2. Thank you, Sarah! This is a short holiday so I don't think I will get a chance to meet up but I'm having a longer holiday in Oct, near Weymouth so maybe able to meet then.

      Is Stonebarrow Hill in Charmouth?

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    3. Gemma,
      Yes Stonebarrow is by Charmouth - there is a steep single track road at the east end of the village that has a NT car park at the top (small fee payable) and there are lots of lovely walks from the top.
      Sarah
      X.

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    4. Thank you, Sarah! We will try and go there.

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  44. Beautiful photos! And your header is gorgeous.

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  45. Thank you for your visit Sarah, and your generous words. .. I am so happy you enjoyed Bernard.. He reminds you of a toy you used to have as a child? Do you still have this little bear?
    blessings,
    Penny

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    1. No he disappeared with many other toys! Sarah x

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