Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Views of the sea


As promised some sea views this time, but I couldn't get away from including some wild flowers as they are in abundance around here at the moment!


On our almost daily walk in this direction down to the sea, the red valerian is framing the view.


We frequently meet other local dogs that are enjoying the beach too!


Sunset at West Bay


Early evening light at Eype, before heading down to a barbecue on the beach.


We recently discovered this viewpoint looking along the Chesil Beach towards Portland, it clearly shows the inland water of the Fleet.. This week we had the pleasure of meeting one of my favourite gardening blogging friends, Sigrun and her partner from Hillside Garden who were staying in Portland. It was just a shame that when they visited us, the weather here was cold and grey.
It was lovely to show them our garden, their English was so good and Sigrun is so knowledgeable about English gardens, as she has visited so many over the years. Sigrun would love some more English blogging friends so if you haven't met her do pop over to her website and say hello. It's not a problem if you leave comments in English and you can easily translate her posts.


Another fellow blogger Philip Strange, alerted me in last week's comments that the fields around Stonebarrow were full of wild flowers. As the sun was shining on Saturday and we needed to take the dog on a long walk we ended up heading in that direction. Do you notice that yellow field above, it was a like a beacon encouraging us to head in that direction. As we got closer we could see it was full of buttercups......




On our walk we also discovered our first foxglove in flower, caught our first glimpse of swallows and saw our first blue butterfly. so thank you Philip for suggesting this location, aren't blogging friends great?


The re- opening of Bridport Museum is only a couple of weeks off and the town is currently celebrating a Season of Heritage. We were so lucky that the sun shone over the weekend and we had an amazing parade when puppets aided by humans marched through the Town.  The puppets were made by a local artist and she was assisted by many local schoolchildren. There were some fantastic creations that included local historical buildings, boats, seagulls and fishes and tractors. The 12 foot 'Spirit of Bridport' towered over us, isn't she wonderful?

It is always good to join in with others and share in events, is anyone else taking part in the Great Get Together with the Big Lunch in June?  There are already 105,000 events taking place in the UK this year. I originally saw this idea at the Eden Project many years ago and this year we are getting together with our neighbours and having a street party! It is not to late to do something in your area too, for more details see The Great get together with the Big Lunch 2017.

 Wishing you a Happy and healthy week. Thank you for all your comments, I do appreciate them.
 Until next time.
Sarah x

22 comments:

  1. It's been a great year for celandine. We have noticed numerous beautiful fields of them recently. Lovely photos as always. B x

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  2. It is always great to visit your blog and take a walk....as ever, great photos :) I have taken your lead about your blogging friend Hillside Garden and will be following.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful landscapes, spectacular colors, they truly are breathtaking.
    Meeting blog friends in person, how lovely 😁
    Jo

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  4. This time of year is glorious for wildflowers isn't it. Beautiful photos of them, lovely to see foxgloves out. What a fantastic place for dog walking, it must be great to have that all on your doorstep. CJ xx

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  5. Ohhhh Sarah, your English coastline and countrysides are now in more context for me because my husband and I just finished a BINGE watch of the British PBS show, "Escape to the Country." Do you know that show? In short, a band of 3 charming hosts/real estate brokers escort prospective buyers to different properties in designated counties. My husband keep swooning and would say, "LET'S RETIRE IN ENGLAND!" Oh the view, my goodness.

    Enjoy dear friend. Hugs to you and Tavi!

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    1. Yes I know the show and enjoy watching it. The show has been on our TV for years and is good at showing the landscape in the areas they are visiting. Dorset is quite often featured. Funnily enough only on the last post I did, Gracie mentioned she had found it on Netflix. Sarah x

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  6. I love that your Foxglove grows wild there!

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  7. The views of the sea are gorgeous, but my favorite is the photo of the tracks through the buttercups.

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  8. Glorious wild flowers, Sarah! They make me smile!

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  9. I bet you adore spring there Sarah. What gorgeous wildflowers.

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  10. I visited the blog Hillside Garden. I found it delightful with such beautiful photos. How nice to meet a blog friend! Wish I lived closer to be able to see the get together with big lunch. Your sea photos makes my heart happy!!

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  11. I love the light on the Eype picture. Glad you liked the flowers at Stonebarrow, you had a very good day for your visit and I also very much like the tracks through buttercups picture.

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  12. Lovely to take a walk with you in a buttercup field, that takes me right back to my childhood when I'm sure I read about buttercups in fields...children all over the world probably have a vision of the English countryside as a result of reading English books! Nice to meet up with blogging friends, I've learnt so much from blogging, and from bloggers. Make sure you take some photos of your Big Get Together street party, sounds lovely!

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  13. I absolutely love red valerian - it looks even better by the sea. I intend to fill our seaside garden with it when the streambank is all done.

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    1. Red valerian does look lovely and I do like it. It does however have a tendency to seed everywhere. We bought one plant in our last home and it ended up with the whole street enjoying it too! It is easy pull out unwanted seedlings when they are young. Sarah x

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  14. I will never grow tired of the beautiful photos of where you live! SOOO beautiful.x

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  15. Magical! Beautiful! Just wonderful...what a place you live in!
    Have a happy friday, take care.
    Titti

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  16. What a great post! It's always a treat for me to see the sea and the lovely countryside around you.

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  17. A patch of Buttercups is filling one little corner of one of our flowerbeds, but the view of a whole field of them is impressive! Our Foxgloves have not started blooming around the pond yet, but some yellow wild Iris have popped up on the edge of the pond and would like to take over, I think. I hope your gathering is a great success!

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  18. I popped over here (a second time) from Gracie's blog. Last November I visited Dorset with my daughter and we both fell in love with the area. We were staying in Dorchester. Every place we walked we would both exclaim, "We could live here!" I will enjoy seeing more of Dorset here on your blog.

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  19. Oh that field of buttercups! When we lived in York we would take a trip out to the dales at this time of year to see the meadows. What a beautiful country we live in.

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  20. Good morning, back home and the garden is overgrown. Grrr. We had a lot of rain at last Friday, my Camassia and the most of the Aquilegia are laying down. But the Geum and the geraniums are wonderful. Your tiny plant is still living, today I will plant it out. My husband has got two tomatoes in the pub - I was laughing. In Tintinhull we baught to Phygelius - colour inknown - and one lemonverbena. I have forgotten to make pictures in your garden, so I can not post one. So sad! When I now visit your blog, I know a lot from the places you show. Everywhere Centranthus ruber is flowering in your beautiful part of Britain - we love it.

    Sigrun

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