Monday, 17 May 2010

A little something to brighten your day.

One of the things I really look forward to when we go down to Beer and the surrounding towns is the flowers.  There are so many beautiful gardens and floral displays you wouldn’t believe it.Sidmouth I absolutely love tulips and Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth were overflowing with them when we there a couple of weeks ago.  Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth. 06/05/2010I also absolutely love flowering cherry trees and they were everywhere we went and all in glorious full bloom.Sidmouth 07/05/2010I just love pansies, all the different colours, spectacular to say the least.Sidmouth 07/05/2010But I think one of all my all-time favourites has got to be good old fashioned bluebells.  Maybe because they remind me of my childhood playing in Alkrington Woods in the spring.  In those days bluebells seemed to be everywhere and we would pick a bunch when we were out playing and take them home for my mother. 

We never picked dandelions though, if you had them in the house they would make you wet the bed!  We believed it too!

I’m looking forward to going back to Devon in July, gardens and hanging baskets will be full of another of my favourites, petunias.



Just a little something from Judy said...

I just spent the last 15 minutes visiting your blog, and I am so thankful I did. Your photography and writing are so beautifully shared on the black background. I feel like it is a privilege that you share a part of the world that I have never seen personally. Free travel for me. Thank you for starting a blog. I will be back. Thanks also for your kind comments on my blog. It encouraged my heart.

John said...

Once again what lovely photographs. I was always told that just to pick the dandelions would make you wet the bed, nevermind taking them into the house - what naive children we were!! The trouble is even at my age I still get taken in by stupid stories - one definition of naive is 'simple'(need I say more)!! xx