wild landscapes

Colours in the country lanes – March 23 2020 Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.

wild landscapes

On Saturday the sky was a little hazy around us, though not so much where we live. When the sun began to set I noticed that instead of the usual glare through my windows it was blood red. I know the photograph doesn’t show that too well as obviously the camera lens doesn’t see what…

Six on Saturday | Bye Bye March

A walk around my garden this week in sunshine! Yay! It’s been a weird week. Being told to #StayAtHome makes me feel a bit jittery, even though that is my norm so much so that some people could call me a recluse. But it is a different kettle of fish choosing to stay at home…

wild landscapes

The new spring gorse is flowering right now and it is lovely – such a bright and vibrant golden-yellow. Common gorse is a large, evergreen shrub, covered in needle-like leaves and distinctive, coconut-perfumed, yellow flowers during the spring and summer. You will find it on the windy, open moors all around the UK. And when…

Raindrops on tulips…

is one of MY favourite things. Hope these have brought a little joy into your world today.

Six on Saturday | Hello Spring!

Yesterday was the spring equinox! So this week I am celebrating with the Narcissus! They are such cheerful harbingers of spring and often highly scented too. With the longer daylight, although not so much more sunshine, everything in the garden is beginning to wake up after the very long winter sleep. I say everything, but…

from Chaos comes Beauty

On Monday we had the first dry day in over a month. A whole day of blue sky and sunshine. It was even quite warm in the sun, although the temperature only reached 11Ā°C, but the wind was light and that made a big difference. On Monday came the news that we shouldn’t socialise any…

tulips make me happy

It seems a little early for tulips, but already some are in flower. And right now we need all need cheering up. I hope they make you happy too.

one of those March days…

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations NarcissusĀ ‘Tete-a-Tete‘

Six on Saturday | MiddleMarch

I so want to begin one of these posts without mentioning the weather, but not this week. I think the rest of the country may not have been too bad and indeed it has been sunny at times here in the south-west, but the wind has not stopped for a minute and rather a cold…