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Monday, 29 March 2010

Spring Fun Monday!

The lovely Janis of Life according to Jan and Jer set this week's challenge which is all about Spring.

Here is what I want you to do.....
Take a photo of whatever represents Spring to You....and tell us why.



England in the spring...is a rolling progression of favourite flowers.

The faithful hellebores which brightened Winter's gloomy days, continue in abundance in our garden. They've been with us since before Christmas and are still flowering now.


Followed by the humble snowdrop auguring Spring's arrival.

February, when camellias are in bud, promising a blaze of colour in March.


March when flowers progress on apace, farewell snowdrops...

Time to welcome crocuses yellows, purples and white in that order.

This year I was lucky one warm, fine sunny day to find honeybees busy amongst the crocuses. Take a look at the top of the page and you'll see what I mean...

March heading towards April now the narcissi and daffodils take centre stage. Purple crocuses fade so too the whites and yellows. Now we have an abundance of yellow shades.


Camellias are in bloom stately in red, white and pink.



Then, and this really means Spring, the first bluebells appear on stage.




Yellow daffs nodding in the breeze, described so well by William Wordsworth in his famous poem.

White hellebores fading...






Stately camellia...fragile, beautiful, but rain and wind soon destroy their transient beauty.

Such joy and delight to see the splendour of Spring flowers in colourful diversity.
Dark, dull, dire days of winter are behind us, Spring has to be seen to be believed.
Flowers promising finer days to come...time to look forward to when my rose garden is in bloom and climbing roses waft their heady scent into warm evening.

Thank you Jan, for setting today's topic.

I hope I've given a hint at the joys of an English Spring.

11 comments:

Gattina said...

It's about the same here in Belgium. Our hours spring at the same time one hour ahead, but yours is now our winter time, so still one hour difference. When it's 6 pm it's 7 in the rest of Europe except Portugal. I am watching know every flower coming out with a magnifier glass, lol !

Jan n Jer said...

Oh the joy of spring...I feel it also. You are so right...spring gives us something to really look forward to and that is the promise of better things to come..the warmth of summer and continued beauty of a blooming garden. Thanks for playing n posting some beautiful photos.

anecdotes said...

Not only the flowers you posted for the MonFunday challenge, but your masthead screams SPRING ! Awesome colors. Our spring has not sprung here in the High Desert of Colorado. Anything that was thinking of budding is shivering in this cold today. Swampy

joangee said...

Truly the Joy of Spring has awakened in your Fun Monday posts and kind comments.
Thank you all for stopping by...

Pamela said...

hellebores and camelias are two flowers that you don't see here in the valley. I think we have too much extreme weather (some hot days in summer, and freezes in the winter)
but I see them both when I go to visit my daughters on the west side of the mountains!

Molly said...

The English spring looks grand. I love camellias and used them in my bridal bouquet.

Thank you for alerting me to this Fun Monday through Plurk.

Peter said...

Your banner photo says Spring just as much as your post, lovely.

Peter said...

Your banner photo says Spring as eloquently as your post, lovely.

The Church Lady said...

You are so lucky to be surrounded by so many beautiful spring flowers!! I have wild snow drops growing along the edge of the woods. I had no idea what this flower was until I blogged about it last year. One of my readers was able to identify it. I love your vibrant header. It is so springy!

Jan said...

Spring and wonderful flowers. Thanks for all the photos.

Jill said...

Such beautiful flowers! Sorry it took so long to get over here from last week!