Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Golden Daffodils

Hello again,

The daffodils are in bloom here At Shingle Cottage....


Out on an evening drive over the weekend to see the daffodils i noticed wild yellow primroses flowering at the sides of the country lanes at the edge of the farmers fields....

 

So pretty with their bright sunny yellow centers and pale lemon petals....


We had had lovely sunshine through the week and we were hoping the daffodils would be in full bloom...little Beatrix with her eyes closed and the breeze blowing on her,she will sit like this the whole hour,i wonder what she is thinking?....



As we turned on to the lane there they were all along the side of the lane,so cheery and bright....


Such a lovely time of year,full of promise and dreams of gardening....lane after lane their little yellow faces shone.....


Underneath the sleeping trees too,so pretty....


Around the duck pond.....


And up the little path to the church door.....


Daffodils everywhere such a lovely sight,you see the little lane below? well i had my camera and made a little video so you could see for yourselves all those pretty yellow daffodils nodding down the lane....



As Wordsworth beautifully wrote...
I wander'd lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Enjoy your week...
Will you join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage?
XxX

18 comments:

  1. Well now, this is the way to start one's day. Ever since my trip to York where we were told that the daffodils grow wild on the Roman wall and Grasmere to visit Wordsworth's estates, it has been my dream to see Wordsworth's wild daffodils at Lake Grasmere. You made my day. I hope you have an equally wonderful one.

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    1. Good morning to you Ann :) i just messaged you on Facebook as i thought you would enjoy the daffodils,ah i love the Lake District it is really beautiful,i have visited but not when the daffodils were blooming,Wishing you a wonderful day xxx

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  2. What a lovely post...so peaceful and beautiful where you live...thank you so much for sharing all the beauty in your world!

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    1. Thank you so much Victoria :) yes we are very lucky to have this on our doorstep,enjoy your week xxx

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  3. Oh this is a lovely post!! You're surrounded by beauty and I'm so glad you shared with us. I was in England with my husband around this time of year in 1999; I do remember the daffodils and tulips were blooming and it was a sight to behold. Our daffodil season has just finished here in the southeastern U.S. I love your pictures of the little church and Beatrix riding in the car. She is adorable!!

    I've been following your blog for about a year now; I like to read the English blogs that show local scenery and pretty buildings and gardens. You have a charming home and garden! I really hope to return to England one day -- hopefully for a longer visit. I enjoyed your post and hope you have a good week.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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    1. Hello Denise :) oh well you know how pretty everything looks in England at this time of year then,ahh thank you for your sweet words about our little Beatrix she is a sweet heart...oh your a regular reader,well i am hoping to write more often so there will be more for you to read about,thank you for your kind words about Shingle Cottage so very kind of you,oh yes you must come for longer and in June when the first flush of roses bloom,wishing you a beautiful week,thank you for stopping by xxxxx

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    1. I love to see the daffodils Rosezeeta,i hope your day has been a lovely one xxx

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  5. The tour was a delight! But oh how I miss your beautiful country! We loved going on little drives here and there, and I thought it was great fun to explore the sweet little villages. I actually volunteered at a National Trust property, so much fun. Loved the reactions to having a Yank as a tour guide! Loved driving te little lanes, seeing all the new lambs and beautiful homes and gardens. If I had a magical wand I would live six months in the States and six in Great Britain! Love your blog and look forward to all your posts!xxx

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    1. I am so happy you enjoyed it Mary,I think a piece of your heart will always be in England,that must have been wonderful to work in a National Trust property,i have talked to an American lady in one before so was so at home there it was lovely! The lambs are out in the fields at the moment and it is just wonderful...oh yes your six month plan sounds perfect! i think you may enjoy the blog post i have just written xxxx

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  6. Very pretty, daffodils are my favourite flower, we really must plant some bulbs, I don't know why we haven't! Anyway that poem reminds me of my lovely Great Aunt Ann, she would always recite it to us and still does at 93! Makes me smile, thank you! Xx

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    1. Hello Louise,yes you should plant some,we were so lucky as there were so many here when we arrived,your aunt sounds like a wonderful lady! have a beautiful day xxx

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  7. You are surrounded by a peaceful and such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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    1. Hello Alessandra,i am happy you enjoyed them,yes we are lucky to have so much beauty around xxx

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  8. Here in Cornwall we have wild daffodils growing along the lanes as well as fields of them which are grown by farmers to sell the bulbs back to Holland (as well as selling some of the flowers locally). But that lane on your video looks as though someone did a huge labour of love to plant all those thousands of bulbs - how wonderful.
    I moved house recently and bought lots of Cornish daffodils in different varieties to plant in my new garden; now I find that the former owner also loved her garden and I see something new every day, filling every space. It's gorgeous to see what the next surprise will be!

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    1. Oh i would love to see fields of daffodils it must be so beautiful! yes we have said many times maybe we see someone knelt down planting bulbs one of these days its such a wonderful thing to do for everyone else to see.Oh you must be enjoying everything popping up we were the same and its so exciting to see your garden emerge from the depths of Winter xxx

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  9. Oh my gosh, there are millions of them! I've never seen anything like it! ...and what a pretty road ... is that the road to your home?

    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, they are so lovely to see riding along,it is just around the corner from our home xxx

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