Monday, 16 March 2009

Just a little green....

Today was a day to embrace the elements, the warmth and friendliness of the sun and indulge oneself with a bit of grubbing in the dirt..
The first to show their pretty faces are these tete a tetes....
Lenten roses...so delicate and shy...with their heads turned towards the ground..

Rabbits are a bit of a theme in my life as you can tell...
It did me the world of good to be out .. out in the air.. the elements.. the birdsong amongst the first colours of Spring..
Happiness is ...dirt under the fingernails and an aching back!

So if feeling blue... get out in the green!

30 comments:

MelMel said...

You have a lovely garden, full of life and colour....Mine looks brown and boring....must do something about it!xxx

Sal said...

You are quite right!
It's been a really lovely few days and the sun certainly cheers one up, when one is feeling a little blue ;-)

The Whispering Poppies said...

You have BEAUTIFUL flowers! You must be so inspired by Spring! We had warm enough weather yesterday to finally start raking our gardens. I raked our largest flower garden and noticed that once I removed all the leaves, we FINALLY have some crocus and daffodil bulbs which have started to emerge from the chilly ground. =)

Rosie said...

Hasn't it been fantastic! And apparently it's going to continue ...
Rosie x

LissyLou said...

That little rabbit is so lovely. x

Carol said...

Lol..ing.. so glad you did make it out Michele! the pictures are lovely.
We are going to have a bbq this evening, now can you believe that !
I felt so cheerful today, being out in the garden. Popped to the garden centre this afternoon for some pansies! tried to get some Yourkshire Tea in the local shop as well, but they did not have any! I could not face the supermarket.
Looking forward to seeing more piccies of your lovely garden.
Carol xx

Simone said...

You have lots of lovely flowers in your garden. Mine is nearly all shrubs - something I need to rectify! I think I will get out in 'the green' tomorrow.

April said...

isn't it wonderful to seeing the gardens coming back to life?

April xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

I bet lots of us were out in the garden today! Miss C & I spent about 3 hours sweeping, weeding, pruning & tidying. I had a few arguments with my huge old rose bush - it didn't want it's branches cut so it stuck thorns into me at every opportunity.
The chickens got lots of grass to eat & I had to have a break to wash Lucy after she decided to roll in some disgusting smelly fox poo! Eeew!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Michelle! Hasn't it been a lovely day? We had lunch outside, and I too was in the garden this afternoon, taking photos of pretty much the same flowers as you! Have a good week. D x

Ragged Roses said...

Couldn''t agree more, what a gorgeous day. Good to see everything in your garden blooming, lovely photos. Go and have a long hot soak
Mx

Rosie said...

What lovely flowers you have in your garden.

cocoa and blankets said...

what lovely flowers...and I love the bunny...isnt it wonderful to see life and green shoots...hurray spring is here....have a lovely week....

Clare said...

What lovely photos..its great to see Spring finally making an appearance, lets hope it continues...

OhSoVintage said...

Lovely photos Michele. I also did some gardening today but only about an hour. I also had a walk along the beach this morning but it was very foggy and there were lots of fog horns sounding.
Ruth x

louise said...

Beautiful photos Michele. This is where I would have liked to have been today, instead of cooped up in that office! I popped out at lunchtime and sat on a bench with a sandwich and a Costa to go! It was so warm and sunny and I was loathed to get back to work! I am so glad you had some time outside today, although pamper that aching back of yours. x

Redwoodhouse said...

..I couldn't agree with you more, it has been perfect gardening weather and My Mr. and myself have been out there the complete weekend....bliss
I love that clematis ( I think that is what it is)
Jan

Curlew Country said...

Oh how true. Wonderful flowers. Isn't it fantastic to feel spring awakening.

Stephx

Gina said...

No better therapy than being out in the fresh air gardening. Beautiful pictures!

Sarah said...

What pretty cheery photo's, I love being outside now..........Loved seeing your photo's of CL. I went last Wednesday and was in my element. Acorn and Will is one of my favourite stands - I bought a 1970's doll's pram from her and I did infact pick up that very bunny which is in your photo - how strange! Roll on Nov's fair!

LiLi M. said...

Beautiful pictures of spring flowers. Funny how spring can make us all happy. It arrived here on Friday. Thanks for your email! Don't ever say sorry for being late to answer, because I always am!

Purple Blackbird said...

You're so right :)There's nothing like a bit of planting to feel back in the world.

silverpebble said...

What a gorgeous post - all my favourites! Combine them with sun and smiles must be the result - thanks Michele x

silverpebble said...

By the way, what variety is that clematis - if it's flowering now then it's a top addition for spring! Emma x

funkymonkey said...

Everything is beginning to show signs of life in our garden but it certainly isn't as pretty as yours.The primroses really mean that Spring has arrived. Hurrah!

Tracey

Rubyred said...

Beautiful photos Michele,a bit of sun makes me so happy.Loved your last post too,so many gorgeous things to look at!
Rachel x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Michele,
I've been doing just that! Great therapy, isn't it?
I'll be ready for bed in another hour though...exhausting!
Niki x

Libby Buttons said...

I love your choice of garden flowers. Bunnies are a staple here too, indoors n out.
smiles
LiBBy

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Beautiful pansies ....such a delicate colour ! I've just opened an envelope from one of my daughters ( I can never wait for anything ) and inside was a very pretty Mother's Day card . When I read the back , it dawned on me that it was one of yours . I shall wear the badge with pride !

Marie said...

My bunnies are just starting to re appear after being covered in snow. Now just waiting on the flowers...Love your garden and the music to go along with it...Thank you!