Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A few days ago


...Spring arrived



...all of a sudden




...in a flowery explosion.



One day it was grey and cold



..and seemingly the next


































..the weather was milder


































...and blossom was everywhere.



Brilliant.

48 comments:

Mary said...

The photos are so gorgeous - the blossom almost edible!

periwinkle said...

wow, gorgeous - yeah for Spring

Rachel said...

Yes, I think Spring has finally Sprung!

Ali said...

I don't think the arrival of Spring has ever been so welcome, or so stunning.
And I cannot wait for Saturday!

Mrs A said...

what beautiful photos! Im glad its a bit warmer, as i will be in London soon, and its 30c here still!

noknittedknickers said...

Oh gash, fab photos. We're still in the false start stage here where last Friday it was 24 degrees, and then over the weekend it went back down to 3. Can't wait. C.x

Lina said...

Such beautiful blossoms. We were doing really well at the weekend but there was 5cm of snow yesterday. Bah! Won't be too much longer before it's all gone again.

Menopausal musing said...

That bee in the top photo could not get any further into that flower, could it? It made me smile.......... Great photos Emma.

SewHappyGeek said...

Ah spring...your photos are so beautiful I might have to go for a walk with the camera tomorrow! Lovely post!

Jacquie said...

Wow , lovely images ...so true, spring arrived right on cue :0)
Jacquie x

dottycookie said...

Hurrah! It took its own sweet time but it was worth waiting for!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I know!! All of a sudden there's blossom everywhere. :)
Gorgeous photos Emma!!
Vivienne x

trash said...

Hands up who is happy to see loads of blossom, milder air and the birds chirping madly. Ooo! It's me!

Gina said...

Hasn't it been wonderful! I've loved hearing the birdsong and buzz of insects too. Your photos are stunning.

by Teresa said...

Dear Emma, lovely photos! Our Spring is just around the corner.. we had a spate of cold and rain which held off the floral profusion. Soon, I hope.

PS - I mentioned your name on my blog today. :-)

jus said...

Gorgeous photo's... just as we are falling into Autumn!
That big silver ball is a sculpture hanging above the Town Hall in Wellington. It's awesome isn't it... it just jiggles in the breeze.

Naturally Carol said...

Wow!..perfectly brilliant photos..you've captured the essence of Spring beautifully!

Sue said...

It has suddenly arrived hasn't it? Despite the winter seeming long spring is earlier than last year.

marigold jam said...

Fabulous photos! They'd make great cards. Isn't it amazing how quickly the flowers come out once the sun shines and it's a teeny bit warmer. Love it.

kristina said...

Oooh such gorgeous photos! And the sun is shining this morning here too. Bring on spring!

K x

Floss said...

Oh, beautiful and brilliant indeed! Our town plant festival is this weekend, and I'm intending to go and buy one of the incredible salmon pink bushes on your first photo. Ben and I have been having long discussions about what they are - he said 'Japanese rose' and I said 'quince' and a bit of googling has shown me we were both kind of right!

Serendipitychild said...

Wow, a bee already, how wonderful! Beautiful photos of spring, thankyou for sharing, they have cheered me right up, winter has officially gone.

crafts@home said...

Lovely photos, they really capture spring :)
Sue xx

Helen Philipps said...

Such beautiful blossom everywhere - and your photos really show it to perfection! It's a thrilling sight, all at once - and so exquisite against the blue skies.
Helen x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Your photos are just awesome. All the flowers are just breathtaking and soooooo beautiful. My you live in a beautiful area! Thanks for sharing this post!
xoRobin❤

Magic Bean said...

As I type, two Smalls are eating their picnic lunch in the garden, the birds are going berserk and there isn't a cloud in the sky. Hooray! Ax

Jenevieve said...

Beautiful flower photos! We're not quite there yet, but crocuses and daff's are starting to flower, it's lovely seeing that colour again! :) x

blue china studio said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow.

Tara said...

On this snowy, yes, snowy day, I think you for these beautiful blossoms.

andamento said...

Truly beautiful photos. It's not quite like that here yet but I can't wait now after seeing the gorgeousness on your blog!

Su said...

Lovely photos - hasn't it been fabulous weather these last few days? Makes everything seem happier when the sun shines.

June said...

Fantastic photos - I do love Spring blossom.
June

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I am so enjoying being outside in the garden again, isn't it fantastic!

planetcoops said...

They're gorgeous photos. It's great to be able to get outside and see some sunshine again.

mrspao said...

Aahhh - isn't it wonderful :)

Harriet said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

bella bheag said...

Terrific photos! Noticeably mild here today - blossom on the way.

The Coffee Lady said...

It will throw it down on Saturday. I know it.

julie said...

Oh Emma your photos capture the beauty and joy of spring arriving perfectly! I love that you were quick enough to catch a bee doing his thing - haven't seen many around yet here, I hope they made it through the harsh winter.

Tabiboo said...

Awwww - look at that bee shoving his head in as far as he can. I think he's drinking in Spring too.

Nina xxxx

harmony and rosie said...

Hurrah for Spring, I am welcoming it with wide open arms! Lovely photos, your chaenomeles reminds me that I planted one in our previous garden. I must get one in here as they are so cheerful.

Rhiannon said...

It really does make for miles of smiles :D

Anja said...

Amazing, breathtaking photos!

Paula said...

Beautiful blossom and colours, it's so good to see nature come alive again.

Peeriemoot said...

Oooh, those pictures are glorious - I've got blossom envy, we're so much further behind with the spring here! I went to my cousin's wedding down in Reading in early May a couple of years ago and travelled down by train - it was amazing how you could *see* spring progressing as we got further south :-).

Jessi said...

so jealous! we are just starting to get buds here

Cottage Garden said...

Beautiful!

Jeanne
x

Louise said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous colour, and wonderful photos! I really must add a flowering quince to my garden. x