Sunday, 5 May 2013

Spring Fest

"Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and all around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly house with its spirit of discontent and longing."

Like Kenneth Grahame's Mole of "Wind and the Willows", with the coming of Spring I feel like I have emerged from a cold and dreary world into a place of sunshine, light and hope.

When I signed up for Spring Fest at Mum's Simply Living Blog I was unsure what to do, so I have just taken my camera with me as I have enjoyed this tardy but beautiful Spring. I started in my own garden...

Primroses thrive on my neglect.

Pretty, jewel-like miniature daffs

Grape hycacinths; fabulous colour.

Our pear tree, it was supposed to be a dwarf!

The bees are making up for lost time.

Apple blossom; this is the first time I can remember it being out at the same time as the pear.

I continued my journey in the domain of gardeners a lot more skilled than me. These were taken at Standen, a nearby National Trust property.

I love these bright, bold tulips.

A fabulous rhododendron

Magnolias are known as "tulip trees" in our house.

Finally I settled on a few animals to complete my tour. After all, who can resist baby animals? I am lucky enough to live near a nature centre that specialises in the conservation of rare farm breeds.

This kid is an "Old English Goat". Honestly.

I always love bunnies, these two look very cosy.


  1. Thank you for your tour. It's clear from all your pics that spring is definitely here. Hurray! Hope you are able to tour around all the other blogs in the Spring Fest.
    Love from Mum

  2. Wind in the Willows, one of my cherished childhood books, love your photos. This Spring fest has led me to pastures new, and the grass is sweet.

  3. Loved the tour of spring. It's so refrshing to see fresh new growth everywhere.

  4. Thank you for your lovely comments. I really enjoyed putting this post together and visiting everyone's blogs. So many talented people out there! Lesley x

  5. Visiting for Spring Fest. What a feast for the eyes.Wish we had scratch and sniff screens..I'd love to smell the apple blossoms!
    Jane x


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