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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A blissful Sunday

Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny. So there was a little nip in the air, but it is still only February after all. But what I really noticed was the smell of Spring all around us.

Spring my favourite season of all. Have I told you just how much I love Spring? Have I? Have I? Have I?!

For me it is the best season. We come out of the dreary, bleakness which is Winter, into brighter, longer light filled days, new growth and the anticipation of (hopefully) a warm summer to come.

I feel I come alive come Spring. I shed my winter coat (metaphorically speaking) and joy and possibility seeps into weary bones.

With the beautiful day which dawned on Sunday, Mr B.P. and I decided to take the hound and have a long stroll around our nearest National Trust property. We are members of the N.T., have been for years and I have to say we definitely get our moneys worth.

It wasn't as busy as expected, this place can get heaving at times. There was a pleasant amount of souls ambling around with dogs and/or children in tow.
Estate cottage

Daisy was in her element, even if she did insist on carrying her new ball the whole walk! We stopped at the little gothic cottage, which had a roaring fire lit and was festooned with fresh greenery and twinkling fairy lights and grabbed some hot chocolate. Not the best hot choccy in the world, I have to admit - needs to be made with milk and squirty cream etc but hey it was nice that it was available there, and we just had a wander in the sunshine and put our recent woes to the back of our minds for a few brief but enjoyable hours.
Winter flowering rhododendron

The sun on my back just felt soooooooo good. Everyone had a smile on their face and you could clearly see them relishing the onset of Spring.
You could see the early buds appearing on the trees and everywhere was carpeted in snowdrops, with the leaves of emerging daffodils in between, complimented by a smattering of yellow primroses.

IT WAS BLISS *sighs*
 
 Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that the sun shone wherever you were!



19 comments:

  1. I love spring too Kay! Hope this sunshine continues... does everyone a power of good:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. It absolutbloominglutely does Anne x

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  2. I just imagined this whole post as a draft of a Jane Austen novel turned into a film.
    I could feel the sun on my own back and immediately felt happier x
    It sounds like a very lovely walk and what a beautiful place!x

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    1. Ahhh thank you sweetie. It was gorgeous in the sunshine, shame we have rain today :( x

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  3. I love seeing the snowdrops and crocuses appearing a sure sign of Spring! We sat at the beach with a latte - ah bliss x

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    1. Ooooh the beach with a latte, fab x

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  4. Sounds lovely Kay - and clearly Daisy enjoyed herself! Must admit it's been so nice to have this bit of sunshine. I can't actually remember what we did on Sunday - this half term is rushing by in such a blur! Hope you're feeling a bit better xx

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    1. I am thanks Jenny. Daisy was in her element :) x

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  5. i feel so calm after seeing these pics!

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    1. Ahh thank you. We love it there.

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  6. Looks like a really nice way to spend some time - days like that can really give you a boost I find. Spring is such an exciting month, I love all of the potential! Let's hope we have more days like this rather than any more winter xx

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    1. Even though it's raining today, it's so much warmer and seeing all the emerging shoots gets me so excited for the Spring to come x

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  7. Such beautiful photographs and it sounds like you had a truly wonderful time! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  8. Gorgeous photography! So good I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! To see the rules and my questions for you head to my blog post :) xx

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    1. Thank you, I have since done (part) of the Liebster post ;) x

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  9. You got some amazing shots here, Kay! I love getting photos the end of Winter/Beginning of spring. The lighting and shadows are always amazing.

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    1. Thanks Sam, I like the one with the reflection of the bridge in the water (that was a fluke shot!)

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  10. Gosh they are truly gorgeous photographs! It looks so serene and utter bliss. I agree with the comment about Jane Austin novel- even better now i'm picturing Mr Darcy coming out of that lake in the first picture! :)
    x
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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