Monday, 23 March 2015

Something in the air?

Hello!  Welcome to a great new week ahead.  I have no idea why I am brimming with joy today, but I am!  It must be the combination of a sunny and lovely weekend - with time spent in the garden - and the fact that my shoulder is better so that I can return to normal along with the combination of being back and joining in all the bloggy fun with ya'll!

I have lots to show you that I have been up to while I have been away from the computer, decorating, gardening and other fun things.  Rather than bombard you with it all today though I will spread it out over the week.

Today I have some pictures that I took at work a couple of weeks ago.  They are sure signs of spring if ever there was a sign of spring.


The gardeners had been out mulching around all of the beautiful roses and adding wigwams which I assume will be used for climbing things - sweet peas perhaps - later in the year.



These daffodils are beautiful aren't they.




There is a wonderful clump of daffodils that has been revealed after this area had been cleared.



Little blossoms are starting to appear too.


What could better than this as a sign of spring!







Not everything is blooming yet, but the fact that that statues and urns have been unwrapped definitely means that it must be spring.  They are wrapped up in the autumn to protect them from the winter weather and especially the frost.


I do have a funny story to tell you, bear with me!  See the picture above.  It is the sideways view of the main house.  Not my house, my other house you understand!  I was watching the Jonathan Ross show - a talk show - on Saturday and who was on but Lady Rose from Downton Abbey.  Of course she was on as herself, Lily James.  She was talking about some other projects that she has been working on, Cinderella, and another film.  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  Yes, you did read that correctly.  And Zombies.  They showed a publicity shot of the four main female characters standing outside a large grand house.  Now, I am forbidden from telling you where that shot was taken, but if you find it on the internet and look a the picture above - notice anything....  I was rather thrown though - this is the funny bit - because I didn't recognise it!!  The stone balustrade on the top of the house confused me!  How daft is that!!!

Anyway, after that daft interlude...


Some more daffodils!  I do hope that you like daffodils, because I have more daffy shots to show you this week!


I hope that spring is springing in just the right way for you, wherever you are, or that autumn is autumning in just the right way if you are south of the equator!

Amy

54 comments:

  1. Happy spring week ahead !!!! Glad to know your shoulder is better now !!! Have a lovely day !

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  2. nice to have you back functioning properly :-)

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  3. So pleased to hear you are feeling better and in good spirits. Beautiful spring photos, I could never get fed up with daffodils.

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  4. Sometimes you just waken up feeling good! Enjoy! X

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  5. Thanks for those lovely springtime photos. I love daffodils, but oh those trees are awesome. They look as though they have monsters clinging to them. Take care Amy and glad to hear you are feeling better.

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  6. I am a daffy fan, they are happy little bursts of colour. So glad that you are back to normal, but not as glad as you are.

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  7. "Your" house and garden are looking gorgeous. I had no idea statues would be wrapped for winter, but it makes sense, they are precious things, it's lovely that they are looked after so well. I'm glad you're feeling so positive today, and that your injury has healed nicely. Wishing you a good week. CJ xx

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  8. Thank you for sharing your joy,
    I can't wait to play in the dirt.
    I like be daffi's. Sadly they didn't have any at the Amish market Saturday.
    Hopefully soon.
    Woolie Hugs

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  9. What lovely cheering pictures, there's no such thing as too many daffodils pictures.

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  10. Glad to hear that your shoulder's better. There's so many signs of spring around now, we just need it to warm up a little as it's still chilly, but I don't think it will be long until it does.

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  11. You certainly have a lovely place to work Amy. Glad to hear that your shoulder is better.

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  12. lovely shots, woo to more daffodil photos, they're such a happy flower :) I've got several pots of them in my garden and they're at their absolute best at the moment

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  13. Spring is so far away from me at that time!!! we had snow again this week end! (AHHH CANADA!)
    And I do not believe there is a spring...
    But your pics gave me hope!!! and joy to see flowers.
    Miss

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  14. I'm glad your should seems to be recovering for you, lovely shots as always xx

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  15. one day soon spring will arrive here, until then I will enjoy your spring and the flowers!!

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  16. Hi Amy! Oh, I'm so glad to hear your shoulder is so much better and that you were able to work in your garden. I'm enjoying seeing all of the spring green (I can't wait for that here) and I love seeing the sweet daffodils! Oh, that's something about Lily James. Just saw her in the movie Cinderella this weekend with my grand daughter and daughter. Oh, how I loved it. Have you seen it? I can't imagine her in a zombie movie! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. It certainly looks like spring!
    What is that saying... you can't see the wood for the trees..or ,you can't see the house for the balustrade?
    Jane x

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  18. Glad you are feeling better, Amy - there is definitely something in the air here too but it is making my eyes water and my throat itchy and dry. Ah, well - the daffodils are lovely and the blossom too - those and the slightly warmer weather make us feel that Spring is definitely in the air:)

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  19. So beautiful photos, Amy! Here it's snowing...
    I learn also new, useful words from your posts,
    like "daffy", "to spring in", "to autumn in"... :D
    Thank you and have a lovely week!

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  20. Spring is springing here, Amy...don't we just love those daffys? The yellow makes me smile. We are all anticipating the explosion of blue from the blue bonnets here in Texas...this week might bring them out.

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  21. It's good to see the lovely old stone urns uncovered and the little daffodils beginning to bloom under those beautiful trees. It's a good start to a new season and I'm glad to hear that you're feeling cheerful and much better physically. Linda :)

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  22. Spring is the season filled with the most hope. Looking at the flowers and plants starting to bloom and get leaves again is always a welcome sight. I see someone else from Canada commented above me about spring being far away. I live on the other side of Canada, in the far southwest corner of BC, and our experience has been the opposite. Everyone here is talking about the non-winter, and making jokes about how we are now in our fourth month of spring. I'm glad to hear your shoulder is better.

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  23. Nice view! Pretty little blooms and bright, cheery daffodils. Glad to hear the things are starting to warm up over there. We've had a bit of haze, rain and dust over the past week. 3 more days of school and then our Spring Break begins. Woohoo! Best wishes, Tammy

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  24. Glad you're feeling better and back to blogging. The flowers are gorgeous, can't wait for spring to really get here.

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  25. OH I love seeing more signs of Spring! Thanks for sharing them Amy - those daffs are gorgeous!

    So happy to hear your shoulder is better too! - See all that rest paid off. ;)

    I love Lily James and my daughter and I are planning to see Cinderella soon. That zombie one sounds like a riot, I will definitely have to look into that one.

    Happy week to you! xo

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  26. Sweet Peas! Big sigh! How I miss them. But your photos are cheering me, what beauty those pink blossoms in the middle photo.
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. Sweet peas! Big sigh! How I miss them. But you photos are cheering me up, what beauty those pink blossoms in the middle photo.
    Amalia
    xo

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  28. When I see as many blossoms as you have it won't be a sign of spring, it will BE spring. ;)) Beautiful!

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  29. I'm glad your shoulder is better, Amy. Spring is definitely springing here ... but it could still warm up a wee bitty more! :o)

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  30. It is always nice to start the week with a spring in your step! x

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  31. I love Spring! It makes me smile whenever I see clumps of daffodils! :) x

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  32. Glad your shoulder is better. Lovely photos, just adore daffs xcx

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  33. I'm glad to hear you're happy, especially given your injury and pain of late. You must have a little bit of spring fever. :)

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  34. Pride and prejudice and zombies ?!? Oh my... I googled it, I couldn't believe what I was reading :-) !!
    And indeed, "your" house, I found it when looking at photos/screenshots from the film ! But have they been filming at Basildon ? Or is it just that one photo ?

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  35. Hello Amy

    Thank you for sharing your stunning photos, I love the trees with their gnarled trunks, oh the tales
    they could tell. I'm so pleased you are feeling better.

    Take careof yourself.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  36. Hi Amy - am trying to catch up with your lovely blog and am sorry to hear you've had a bad shoulder. Glad though that you are full of joy - I could feel it coming across in your bloggy words. Perfection! J9 x

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  37. Lovely to see all the daffodils and the other signs of spring!

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  38. Glad your poor shoulder is feeling better. Isn't it lovely to see Spring everywhere xx

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  39. gorgeous daffodils ... i love those trees. so lovely!! ( :
    i am not a fan of Zombies ...they are probably one of the few creatures i would never want to meet. i would love to meet a Vampire or a Werewolf. never a Zombie, thanks!! ha. ha!!

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  40. Oh! How I miss those UK daffodils already! Ours won't arrive for at least 6 more weeks so I'll have to live vicariously through you for a while. :0)
    Bronwyn

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  41. glad you are feeling better-and I love seeing everyone's spring blooms-thanks have a lovely week Kathy

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  42. Lovely to see the daffodils and all the signs of spring

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  43. Full of joy is wonderful! I'm loving all the Spring over there - looks beautiful! Very cool about your place and the Zombies!

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  44. Gosh those trees look so big and old, bet they have lived through a lot. Lovely daffs too.

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  45. What a beautiful setting. Loved seeing the daffodils. Mine are only about an inch because of our abnormally long winter. Looking forward to seeing their lovely color in my landscape.

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  46. Hello! Such beautiful photos!!!
    I am following you by email now, and am so happy to have met you!
    Have a cozy evening. : )

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  47. Oops! I mean I am your newest follower!

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  48. So glad to hear that you are feeling well and joyous today and that you're enjoying the spring weather and the beautiful flowers. We received 3" of snow this morning - ugh!

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  49. So glad you are feeling that spring gift of JOY!!! Your shots are spectacular and those trees!!! They are so amazing!!! I could just sit beneath them all day!! Dare I tell you that we got blasted with a bad snow here today....my blooms have been all covered up...so we shall see how everything does! Keep the spring coming friend! Glad that shoulder is feeling better! Nicole xoxo

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  50. I am glad your shoulder is feeling much better.

    Your spring photos are beautiful. We are beyond spring already --- summer heat is here. At least until the weekend. Hoping to get out and take some photos this weekend. :-)

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  51. Im happy you feel better dear Amy !!
    Take care and have a nice day!
    xo

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  52. Daffodils are wonderful, never worry about too many photos of them Amy! Glad that you are full of the joys of spring :-) xx

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  53. Look at all that Spring beautifulness surrounding you. Love the daft story, you are a hoot!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  54. Hello Amy!

    thanks for sharing 'your' daffodils, I despertately need them. Here spring has been delayed.... I'm still waiting!!!

    Nice post!
    Take care!

    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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