Friday, 8 May 2015

Blossom time

Hello again,

We have been busy working and planting in the cottage garden and planting roses in the new bed in the rose garden the last few weekends.

We have enjoyed some beautiful sunny days with some very strong winds and earlier today while planting rudbeckia and echinacea in the cottage garden a fog rolled in from across the sea and brought with it a cool breeze so we decided to hop in the car and go for a drive round the corner into the countryside.


The hedgerows are lush and green and  little lambs were skipping here and there...


Always close to Mummy with such pretty little faces and the precious sound of bleeting...


Playing hide and seek and popping out to hear me whispering hello and peeking at Beatrix who was  under my arm....


Yellow rapeseed glowing under misty skies while periwinkle flowered and crept around gate posts....


Such a pretty lavender blue....


The perfume of rapeseed flowers wafted all around and blackbird,jenny wren and blue tits sang their pretty melody in the hedgerows....

Wild flowers are blooming.....


Forget me knot and red campion made the most beautiful sight...


Carpets of pretty blue and soft rose pink all along the lanes....


Near a pretty cottage an old cherry blossom was covered in pink blooms....i love these winding little lanes as you drive along...


Each little bloom is pretty in it's own right....


But when together they paint the prettiest picture.....


And when cherry blossom trees are planted in rows on either side of the lane they are just dreamy...


As the breeze gently passed through the trees  pink petals fell across the lane...wouldn't this be perfect for a Spring wedding picture?


Back home to Shingle Cottage and the rains that had been forecast arrived and our new roses were getting a good drink as the rain trickled down the window pane...


Snug inside with the fire crackling,a nice cup of tea and a buttered scone....


The fire is now glowing and there is a cozy warm glow around the room,i love to sit and watch the glowing ash drop through the grate while day dreaming...


About all the pink blossom  just around the corner and down the lane that i just might have to go visit again....



I hope you are well and looking forward to your weekend what ever you may be up to....

Will you join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage?

XxX 

25 comments:

  1. I want to live where you live! The fields in England are so green and then covered with white sheep. Its my kind of beauty. The kind I could breathe soundly in. Spring truly is beautiful for you.

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    1. We have had much needed rain this last week Kerrie and the fields and hedgerows are so lush,it really is so very pretty as are those sweet lambs,oh yes i could see you here in England on your bicycle wheeling down the lanes with the wind in your hair,sending love to you and sweet Bella Bleu xxx

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  2. Lovely drive and pictures, sweet to see the lambs too. Patty/NS

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  3. Oh how luvly are those cherry blossoms all in a row. Last week I told the Mr. we needed to get a cherry tree for this house. We had cherry and dogwood at the old house... I miss them!
    Happy weekend!!
    Hugs, Gee

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    1. They are a lovely sight Gee and all that pink! oh yes you must,i am looking for a space to squeeze one too,have a lovely weekend,sending love xxx

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  4. The country roads are stunning! xoxo Su

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    1. Nature is wonderful isn't it Su,have a lovely weekend xxx

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  5. Love your little jaunt! All of the Springtime treasures in the hedgerows! And how sweet are those wee lambs? Thanks for taking us with you.xxxMary Anne

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    1. The wild flowers are just so pretty Mary i love them! ahh i know the lambs are as cute as can be,if one had come close enough i would have cuddled it,enjoy your week xxx

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  6. The blossoms and birdsong are lovely.I love your crackling fire the best how I wish I could have one,not much chance in a modern house though!! Kind regards Pam.

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    1. Hello Pam :) yes it is lovely to come and light the fire,it is one of my favourite things to do on a chilly evening,wishing you a lovely week xxx

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  7. Spring seems almost magical where your sweet cottage is located. Those cherry trees are lovely, and yes, they would make the perfect backdrop for a wedding. I have only been to the Cotswolds and London, but on my next trip I definitely am planning to visit the coast, it looks so beautiful.

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    1. Spring is such a lovely time of year,yes do! we have some beautiful coastline,have a lovely week xxx

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  8. Hello K, such pretty photos! We have such lovely little villages here in England, so many little hamlets to emplore and enjoy, those blossoms on the trees is just exquisite! We are hoping to get out and about as the weather improves...we've had such wind this last week. Happy week for you! Sharon x

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    1. Yes Sharon we are very lucky to have so much beauty around us,we have the winds today it is crazy wild outside but lovely and sunny,enjoy your time out and about,have a wonderful week xxxx

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  9. Hi K, lost connection in the middle of posting a comment, so if double please delete. Wanted to say how lovely and pretty your photos are. We have such beautiful countryside and nothing is prettier than an English village in spring/summer time! Wishing you a lovely week. Sharon x

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  10. Such a pretty ramble! The lambs are in the fields here too, and I love to look for the one black one that there seems to be in each flock.

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    1. I love sheep they are so lovely and yes there is always a little black one about,have a lovely week xxx

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  11. You live in paradise! I love your country. The pictures are stunning, thanks for sharing them with us
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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    1. You are welcome Alessandra,there are some really beautiful places out there,have a beautiful week xxx

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  12. What a deliciously pink post. Ah to be in England in spring. Was it Robert Browning who wrote the poem? I think so. I still dream of visiting again. I keep waiting on my traveling buddy, but she always has other obligations. Perhaps I should just pack up my husband. He'd love the sheep, farm kid that he is. As Alessndra say, you do live in paradise.

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  13. Hello Ann :) Spring seems to be more wonderful this year i am not sure if that is just me but there seems to be more blooms! i love 'to be in England' it is really beautiful..oh your heart is yearning for England,you must have taken a part with you in your heart the last time you stayed,i hope you get chance to visit again soon xxx

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  14. Everything looks so beautiful and green! :)

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  15. Hi, how beautiful the cherry blossom trees are! You really live in a wonderful landscape and a cosy cottage...
    Many greetings from Ida.

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