Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Spring has sprung!


Spring is well and truly here and  I really need to sit down and appreciate it before it has passes me by! The pace of life is not reducing as new projects replace ones that are now complete!


Last weekend we took a short trip up to London to enjoy a lovely Easter lunch with my sister followed by a wander across Hyde Park to the Royal Albert Hall to attend the 25th anniversary concert by the folk group 'Show of Hands.'



Back home in Dorset everything is looking so fresh and green accompanied by beautiful spring blossom and flowers.




Our annual Good Friday Hike this year took us into the countryside, even a field of dandelions was a delightful find.






 In a hidden valley, a pretty cottage and barn were surrounded by hedgerows, which had splashes of the white blossom of blackthorn and leaves in various stages of emerging. 


While the wild garlic and bluebells scented the air.


  
 A green field of wheat grass.


 and empty winding lanes in the Bride Valley that head back to the start of our walk.


Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend too.
Sarah x


25 comments:

  1. I love your photos and I can't wait to see some greenery also here. We've had an unusually cold April, at least so far.

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  2. We had a lovely family Sunday! So lucky to live near family!

    Spring indeed. Beautiful, Sarah.

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  3. Flowers flowers everywhere! I can never get enough of the beautiful British countryside. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. You spend pleasant days in the beautiful environment. It's quite precious.

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  6. Oh Sarah, how beautiful. I have never seen an entire field of dandelions and it is beautiful. What a good day.

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  7. What beautiful countryside! Did you take Tavi to London too? Did he like the park?
    Yes spring is so wonderful and such a busy time. I'm off to buy some plants as I am hosting a garden tour of my place on May 9th!!

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    1. No we didn't take Tavi to London he stayed at home and our son dog sat! Your garden is looking wonderful too with so many tulips. Good Luck with the garden tour! Sarah x

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  8. I love the shot of the cottage with the terra-cotta colored roof and the gnarled trees.

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  9. Love the dandelion field. Everything is looking spring beautiful. No doubt you are suffering from lack of rainfall too. We've just entered an official drought. Much as I like sunshine a little rain overnight would be perfect :). B x

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    1. It is so dry here too we have already exhausted one of our water barrels!
      Sarah x

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  10. Spring is wonderful this year - the blooms seem bigger and better than ever. Glad you had a lovely time in London with your sister - Hyde Park is looking wonderful.

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  11. English countryside at its best - nothing can beat these Spring pictures.

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  12. Hello. Thanks for your kind visit to my blog. I am glad you enjoyed my photos. I am looking forward to your next post.

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  13. Look at all the beautiful color!

    Spring is so beautiful in your area and pretty nice in my neck of the woods too.

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  14. Good morning, Sarah, your photographs are beautiful, spring is a wonderful time. Everything was very early this year in the garden, and know we had hardy frost and I lost a lot of my perennials. First I want to cry, but it is nature, and in the next year, if we have luck, the most of the plants are there again.

    Sigrun

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    1. That must have been a relief to see your perennials recovering after that hard frost. Sarah x

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  15. Oh so beautiful...love every picture!
    Warm hug from Titti

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  16. Beautiful pictures. Spring is thriving, isn't it? I love all the blossoms and you have in abundance.

    Lovely blog!

    Jane x

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  17. Spring in your part of the world looks absolutely glorious! Even London seems to explode with colour... But my heart is always in the country & I love the fields of flowers & winding paths & houses tucked away in valleys. Your photos take me back to books I have read, especially as a child. Enjoy lots of walks in spring..

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  18. !Beautiful photographs of a very green part of the country. Thank you for your last post (which I have linked to). It was inspiring

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  19. Gorgeous flowers! Winter has been long so now we feast our eyes in all these lovely flowers. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  20. Just enjoyed lunch and am now sitting catching up on blog reading and visiting!

    This was a wonderful post, I so enjoyed it and seeing your lovely photographs.

    Take care and enjoy the weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  21. those raspberry and white striped tulips are wonderful!

    Do brave trying a new theme - it is so worth it ;~)

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