Sunday, 25 March 2012

Enjoying...

*** A treat of a weekend - summer in springtime. And looks what's turned up in my hedge. After five years of wondering where I could squeeze in a cherry tree in our tiny garden - one's appeared from nowhere and bloomed for a fortnight in amongst the hawthorne.
*** Splashing about in a shallow stream and making new friends.
*** Spring bulbs on the kitchen table
*** Spring flowers on the verges and in the garden
*** A new / old garden chair that I can't decide if it should get a re-paint in cream or sagey green?
*** Feeling the sun of my face, back on my bench with a brew in hand
*** And my camera being fixed at last and getting back into blogging!

24 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous photos! For what it's worth, I'd leave the chair exactly as it is. I have a similar one (in similar condition) that I keep in the bathroom and I love its distressed shabby look.

Katy Noelle said...

I've missed you, the last couple of weeks. I'm glad that your camera is feeling better and I'm so glad for your pleasant weekend with the lovely spring weather. I always appreciate the cheery, happy, simple pleasures that you share. These things make me so happy, too, and I really appreciate you resonating spirits that are out there in blogland.

Your grass looks so green! I've wanted a weeping cherry for several years, now. The first year, on April Fool's day - just before it bloomed, the beaver chomped it and took it away when no one was looking. Then, last year, right before the new one was about to bloom, a huge tree fell on it - snapping off several prominent branches. This year - it's grown and I'm looking forward to it!!!

What a fun gift for you to find one in the hedge and that it would bloom so generously!!! =]

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Katy

Country Rabbit said...

lovely to see you back steph! i do so enjoy your posts- love your boys playing and the toad! wowza! he's a beasty big'n hehe ;0).
my mum has a couple of old chairs like the one you bought for the garden- i think they are so lovely!!
lovely weekend wasnt it? so warm and pretty spring flowers in bloom.

glad you camera's fixed, lovely post x

bellaboo said...

So glad you're back! It's always a delight to see your lovely pictures.Hope you have lots of warm sunshine this week.Look forward to seeing the chair makeover! :0)

Mrs H said...

Lovely photos - glad the camera is working again so looking forward to you blogging again!

Karen said...

So lovely to hear from you again - happy to see that you are doing what you do so well - creating beautiful memories for your lovely family and taking gorgeous photos. Hope that camera keeps behaving itself!

anne bebbington said...

Lovely photos - so nice to have Spring on the way - we're up in your neck of the woods for a week in August staying near Swythamley - can you recommend anything nice to do locally to suit either 15,16 and 19yo teenagers, elderly grandparents or both?

driftwood said...

isn't this spring weather gorgeous xx

Helsie said...

It all looks lovely ... and I vote for the sage green for the chair.
cheers

Jenni C's said...

Love your new blog banner/ photograph, so glad to see you are back..taking stunning pictures..

Pretty at Heart said...

Those piccies certainly brightened up my day! I say Sage Green!!
-x-

The Fairy Glade said...

I would go for the sagey green if it were mine. That said, I have a distressed white one as my dressing table chair and that looks fine too. Decisions, decisions....Dev x

Barri-Jayne said...

Gorgeous photos! Nice cherry tree surprise, hopefully you'll be able to enjoy the fruit.
I quite like the idea of sage green!

Barrina x

Dinkyflowerpots said...

Lovely spring photos. I do like the shadow of the frog's head on your son's hand!!

B

SAS said...

Missed you. Another beautiful blog.
Your garden is going to be a show-stopper.

Your boys are growing so tall; such cute lads.

Have a wonderful week in this glorious weather and season.

http://myfamilyandothercricketers.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Lovely pictures, I'd leave the chair as it is it looks well loved!

Sue said...

I've missed you too Steph,glad your ok and back with beautiful photo's,i like the chair as it is,
Best Wishes
Sue xxx

Aqeela said...

Its so good to have you back! Lovely post here, its very similar to one i have just done...

http://aqeelas-house.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/in-garden-right-now-march.html

I love your home and garden. Are you sure thats a cherry tree? Ours havent even got buds on them yet but our damsons are in full blossom and your photo looks like my damson ones?
Aqeela xx

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Alchamillamolly said...

Hi Steph
Definitely sagey green. you will do a better job if get a spray can - I think B&Q do a nice green it gives a better coverage than a brush.
Catherine

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

Dear Steph,

I am so glad that you leave us a new post. I missed watching your lovely pictures and your lovely comments. The toad looks so amazing.
I was out for jogging at our lake in the near of our home and there were a lot of toads. It was nearly not possible to go on jogging. Amazing!Sage green would be nice for your chair. Take care. Have a wonderful weekend with a lot of sun. Nicole xxx

The Vintage Hobby House said...

Just found your gorgeous blog,your photo's are fab will be definitely popping back x
XX Manda XX

melanie said...

This weather has indeed been Heavenly. I love your photos, and am pleased a cherry tree has appeared in your garden :) Love your new friend too :) xxx

Jacqui said...

I've been sitting here blog surfing so I'm not sure how I found you, but boy I'm glad I did. You're in my Google reader now so I can make sure I keep stopping by.

I have to say that your photography is just beautiful, some stunning pictures. I can't help wondering what part of England you are in.