Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm back!

I'm back!
I know, I've been a bit quiet of late, but it's been so miserable here with constant rain and grey gloomy days. It takes all my effort just to get up in the morning and go to work. It certainly doesn't inspire any creative goodness! I have been spending a lot of time in front of a lovely fire, reading and writing.

But today, well today is Friday and I have the day off work. And to add to this today is fine. Yes, fine. A gloriously sunny day with the bluest of blue skies. So it's time to put the book down and put my gumboots on and go for a walk outside. Wanna come?

The spring bulbs are a riot of colour, thousands of them, the smell is divine. In an attempt to bring Spring inside I now have daffodils in every room of the house, even the smallest :) They bring a smile to my face!
Blue on blue!

Wow, the plum tree is loaded with blossom! The smell is heady and the bees are working overtime.

Even the apricot tree is promising lots of fruit this summer, yay! And there are a few satsuma mandarins still left on the tree, the last of the season so they should be super sweet.

I'm leaving mud puddles all round the garden and it's flicking up all over my trousers! Arrgggg!

I'll leave you with some spring happiness and I'll be back soon, I promise!


Linda said...

Beautiful spring pictures!! Looks delightful.... and you know I love the black bird paper clips!!!

Jennifer said...

I love spring flowers......and aren't those blackbird clips fun!

Janelle said...

It is wonderful to see spring flowers as we head toward fall here.

Cait said...

Welcome back! I know how you feel - not quite as muddy here, but certainly very cold and miserable. Love all your flowers and blackbird clips are beauuuutiful.

Nicky said...

Fantastic pics Carole, lovely to go on a walk with you! Nice to see you back too....

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh those wonderful daffodils - they make my heart sing!
It's so exciting to welcome Spring on your lovely walk Carole!

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely spring photos and your blackbird clips are such fun

I have been using the kiwi clothespins that you sent me awhile back in the kitchen

remember there would be no rainbows without some rain :)

Raewyn said...

Love your pictures Carole - our place is like that too - looks lovely but then you look down at the soggy ground!! Hopefully it starts drying out soon!

Julie said...

Good to see you here Carole and to share a little of your Spring :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How lovely!! How I wish I could spend the entire year going back and forth between our two countries so I would always have spring.

Ali Honey said...

Those must be the best, thickest, healthiest clumps of daffodils I've seen. Magnificent.
Today we have sun...I hope you do too.

Nathalie Thompson said...

You are having a gorgeous spring! So nice to see lush blooming flowers. Here it is all dead and dry. I would love some of your rain!!!

Tatkis said...

Welcome back Carole!
Your flower photos are so beautiful!