We came across this delightful plant centre today. No frills, no cafe, no toilets, no gift shop – just plants and compost. Really good plants at that and all at very good prices. It’s a lovely family run place called Shirley’s. Shirley herself is an incredibly fit and healthy woman with the clearest eyes and skin I have seen on anyone for a long time.
I just love all these signs, made out of anything that will take some text. I mean, why throw away an old cupboard door when you can use it for a sign?
I especially love the rusted up old ice cream cart – ice creams haven’t been 6 pence for years!
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This ‘monument’ to a true companion lies about a mile from where I live. It is the most beautiful eulogy to a dog that I have ever read. I can say no more, because I cry every time I read this. Whatever you think of Lord Byron, he loved his dog.
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I thought I would interpret this week’s challenge from the perspective of early life forms beginning to emerge.
Here is a baby newt that my husband found in our garden – this little thing on the threshold of a hopefully happy life in our pond:
Spring has finally sprung and so has the Magnolia Stellata. These delicate flowers are getting blown about by the wind at the moment and don’t like a late frost, but thankfully they keep on producing more buds, all rolled up like the whitest parasol waiting to unfurl:
We went on yet another lovely walk around Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire this weekend, amidst the intermittent rain and hail showers, interspersed with sunshine. Swans always offer great photo opportunities for impressive yet painterly reflections in the water.
I love this place. We just take the dog and ourselves, no mobile phones, just the camera and waterproof clothing… I love seeing the bright blue sky reflected in the water.
This one is from the same place last year…with my dog in the bottom of the picture making ripples.