Flower fest

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This week is all about flowers.  Pure flower indulgence.

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OUR FIRST ROSE IS NEARLY OUT.  SUMMER MUST BE SO CLOSE NOW.

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WE HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AQUILEGIA OUT NOW

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The first peonies are out too…

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….and foxgloves are nearly there:

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We have had pretty strong winds this week, so a lot of blossom confetti has been cast across the garden.

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APPLE BLOSSOM SILHOUETTED AGAINST THE MORNING SUN

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I couldn’t resist finishing with this one…it is of my neighbours’ small apple orchard.  It’s such a perfect sight.

I found a quote on Pinterest this week.  It read,

I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on earth ~ Doug Green

I love this.  My garden has been my sanctuary this week.  It’s more than plants, flowers, insects and birds…it is a space that calms and restores, that’s at one moment peaceful, the next filled with children’s laughter.  I’m so very grateful for it.

Linking up with the fabulous Fable & Folk (who has a swanky new look, making her blog even more beautiful – who’d have thought it possible?) and How does your garden grow?

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16 Comments

  1. May 19, 2016 / 10:29 am

    flower indulgence in deed. beautiful! -Claudia

    • Elizabeth
      June 9, 2016 / 11:46 am

      Thank you Claudia! x

  2. May 19, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Gardens are really starting to look lovely at the moment. I have loads of self seeded aquilegias in my garden.

    • Elizabeth
      June 9, 2016 / 11:47 am

      Yes it’s a lovely time of year isn’t it? x

  3. May 19, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Keep on indulging! I so want some peonies. I have so many rose buds but none have opened yet – can’t wait.

    • Elizabeth
      June 9, 2016 / 11:47 am

      They are opening every day now – it’s lovely isn’t it? x

  4. May 19, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Gardens are such wonderful spaces, a true extension of our homes. Yours looks so welcoming and full of colour.

    • Elizabeth
      June 9, 2016 / 11:48 am

      Thank you Amanda – yes they are extensions that’s a lovely way of viewing it x

  5. May 20, 2016 / 11:49 am

    Beautiful, your garden is ahead of mine as I’m still waiting for a rose to start to bloom and the peony too. I have a few aquilegias in my garden, purple one but love your pinky/red ones.

    • Elizabeth
      June 9, 2016 / 11:48 am

      Thank you! It’s funny how just a few miles of latitude can make such a difference in flowering! x

  6. May 21, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    Oh lovely this resonates with me, about it being more than a garden. This is how I feel about being out in the forest. That grounding feeling and the sense of connecting you to your surroundings more.All those lovely blooms have brightened my very grey Saturday – thank you!
    Hope you are having a good weekend there 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      June 9, 2016 / 11:49 am

      Thank you Annie, and thank you for hosting x

  7. May 24, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Beautiful – loving the aqualeigas right now and you’ve got so many different colours. Beautiful

    • Elizabeth
      June 9, 2016 / 11:49 am

      Thank you! It is a beautiful time of year for sure! x

  8. May 31, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    loving the cherry blossom, does it flower for long?

    • Elizabeth
      June 9, 2016 / 11:50 am

      Not for long – especially when there are heavy winds and rain! But I appreciate the blossoms while they last! x

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