Tuesday, 13 March 2007

what a day

                   

I let Nin and Barney into the garden this morning and what a beautiful day it is ~ leaning on the gate and watching the boys playing and hiding in the shrubs and chasing the little birds that were feeding on the bird table ~

There  was a soft breeze blowing across the garden ~ it felt more like Summer than Spring and it was lovely just standing there watching ~

There are lots of flowers just starting to come through ~ the Daffodils and Tulips are in bloom and gives colour where only a short time ago it was bleak and dull ~

Went for a drive to Aylsham to do some shopping and took some photographs on the way home ~ we pass through some lovely countryside and small villages ~

Then took one of the Garden it is starting to look better after the grass was cut ~ it had grown so long and had to be strimmed before the lawn mower could be used ~ now it is the time again to get the steam cleaner out and clean those patio slabs and get the garden furniture out ~

 

 

44 comments:

sdrogerson said...

lovely photos Ally - really nice looking - not summery here!

egre328 said...

Oh your garden is looking lovely already.  We made a start this morning by clearing away all the twigs and branches that had fallen off the trees - we filled a wheelie bin - only to be rained off at lunch time :-(.  Your pictures are lovely, I felt like I was on holiday again.  Eileenx

nhd106 said...

How quaint!  Makes me want to be there with ya...
Can I come over?

Nancy

mrsm711 said...

The pics are gorgeous.  Very Spring/Summer looking.  Our grass is starting to show , but the snow is still here!  :)
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rayne1123 said...

your yard is so pretty and big!  those pictures are great!
hugs
noelle

jeanno43 said...

It certainly is lovely to see the colour, not that winter was that bad but there was nothing bright to look at.  Glad you can cut your lawn, I wish we could but it is still a bog and the mower would only rip it out by the roots.  Still if this dry sunny weather keeps up.............  Your country lanes look just like the ones we have that remain although they are disappearing fast with development.

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ukgal36 said...

beautiful pics as usual ally..thanks for sharing..
Lyn

astoriasand said...

Yes Ally for the first time it seems in ages I took a walk out today.Like you said it was so lovely.Though I took no risks and wrapped up warm,as sometimes that old (currant bun) is decieving LOL!! Yippee we can see your lovely garden again,I am so looking forward to more of,this spring and summer..I will have to take a ride out soon and take some pics of the villages around here, to show J/Land, we too have some little beauties,nestled about.I hope Barney and Nin enjoyed there trot around.Isn't it just great to smell that good fresh air.Take care God Bless
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nedmoh said...

Hi Ally lovely to see your photos ,what great weather we are having ,its my sons birthday today I remember when he was born 38years ago it was snowing heavy what a difference it is today ,enjoying all the lovely colours of the spring flowers........Love Jeanxx I bet the dogs have enjoyed chasing round the garden.

lsfp1960 said...

It's only 8:45 am here but it already looks like it will be a nice day. The sun is shining brightly and they are saying no rain today.  My patio needs to be pressure washed too, it's so green & mossy looking. I too have tulips and daffodils blooming.  And I noticed the lilac trees are budding.  I also have hundred of bluebells here and there about to bloom.   Your gardening graphic is so pretty.  I hope you get that cam fixed by the bird feeder so you can give us a wave.  Linda in Washington

ora4uk said...

Ally, Ally, Ally, so good to see your journal...and the pics...are just lovely....the colors great....today here in KY it is in the seventies...and sunny....rain predicted for tonight...hubby out putting fertilizer on yard....no need to mow as yet....Max is at the groomers....I have did a little...LOL...very little...housecleaning...and I do enjoy the pics of the English countryside....more more more LOL...hugs to ya...Ora of KY

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally ....... sounds like you have had a nice day. Lovely pics :o)
Luv Jayne x

lindaggeorge said...

It's lovely being able to go outside and enjoy the fresh air, let's hope it stays dry for a few days, so I can get in the wetter bits of my garden, it's not looking as neat as yours.

Linda x.

edwardssoapy said...

It's nice to see some sunshine at last! You're right, it does seem as if Summer has arrived early. I shall sit in the garden and enjoy the sunny weather while it lasts. The weather is so unpredictable!

Lovely to see some photos and some news. Hope you had a nice time shopping.

Best wishees,
Leigh :-)
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blpltt said...

Lovely drive Ally; don't see many of those old signposts these days.  Bunny xx

sarajanesmiles said...

It was a very nice sunny day today wasn't it Ally, loved the photo's of the villages and countryside that you passed through :o)
Sara   x

geocachelinda66 said...

Nice pics, but do you know you are driving on the wrong side of the road?  :)
Linda

labdancer51 said...

Hello Ally, aren`t we having some beautiful weather at the moment?  We`ve cut our grass too and I have big plans for my garden this year, it must be the sunny weather giving me ideas...lol!  What a lovely area you live in, I`m really envious. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

jmoqueen said...

That certainly looks like a lovely drive :-)  Thanks for sharing the photos with us xx  I'm glad your making the most of this weather

Jenny

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elainey2465 said...

Thanks for sharing the photos with us. Wasnt it just a lovely day! Laine xxx

tillywooat62 said...

thanks for sharing the photos, so glad that Barney is back to his old self and exploring every nook and craney in the garden again, I think we can say that spring has come at last, I love to see the flowers starting to bloom again
take care Lynne xx

tellsg said...

Lovely spring entry Ally, liked the photos of the drive out you had and of the garden.  Have a lovely week.  Hugs.  Terry x

jeadie05 said...

Yes Ally hasnt it been lovely ,its a joy to be out ,after being in doors so long ,your pictures are lovely a truly lovely area to live ,Pleased Barny is better ...love Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

You can't beat the English countryside in spring can you?! Gardening can be hard work but it's a good excuse to leave the housework and get outside! Have a lovely week. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

rachealcarol said...

You've caught some beautiful blue skies Ally and houses.  It is relaxing and amusing to see animals frolic on a sunny day.........pleasure without the exhaustion.  First cut of grass smells so good. Rache

helloimkara said...

Ally what a beautiful place you live in! Im so jealous haha!

Kara :)

csandhollow said...

Don't you just love when the seasons change? Lovely pictures.

plieck30 said...

Sounds as if spring has arrived at your place. It has rained here all day long. Much more and the rain guage will overfow. Unusual for south texas. Paula

wldconnie said...

lovely country area you live in. It looks beautiful!
I am back online again. I have missed you! Love Conniex

fowfies said...

I know it was nice to get outside. We have all been cooped up so long from wintertime! I can't see the pictures, the outline for the box is there, but no pics. :( You know I think Dad had that problem with one of my entries, I wonder what is going on with AOL.  It is always something. Maybe I will be able to see them later.  It is good to hear that you are enjoying it all, the grass is greening, the flowers are peeking up...feels good.

oddb0dkins said...

I was trying to figure out where I'd heard of Reepham before. I thought it was where a friend lived. Turns out he lives in Reepham Road, Hellesden.
Glad you had a nice day Ally. A bit of sunshine and a few daffs and we're happy aren't we? B. x

jaymact1 said...

Lovely pictures Ally,  your garden is looking a treat for this time of year with your grass cut too you are lucky mine is still very wintery like the weather.  Love Joan.

jayveerhapsody said...

Ally, it's always a pleasure to visit your journal. I'm glad to know that spring has finally arrived in your neck of the woods! Your grass looks a lot greener than mine, but then we haven't had much rain here in the wilds of Texas.  I loved the picture of ol'Blue all dressed up.It gave me the biggest smile of the day! It seems likle everybody has been having trouble with AOL lately. Maybe a good scrubbing would indeed help...(lol)      Jon

susanebunn said...

Hey!  I know that road!  LOL!  Your garden looks so fresh and lovely!  If I had a garden that large, I'd have chickens!

Hugs,
Susie
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gaboatman said...

Ally
We've had a touch of that Summer feeling here this week, too.  It's cool again this weekend, but temps were in the eighties for a couple of days.  The tulips are in bloom here and our famous azaleas are in full array now.  Summer is just around the corner and the boaters are starting to stir again.  I really enjoyed seeing your picutures.  You have such a nice back yard for the dogs and boys to play in.
Sam

lindapaterson177 said...

Good luck with the gardening I hate it myself and leave it all to Hairy!
luv bella xx

lindachapmanuk said...

Enjoyed your pics Ally...I think I have heard of Reepham! It sure is lovely weather isn't it? makes you want to do stuff! Linda xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

Ally, I'm so amazed at how much further into spring the UK is than the northern US.  Makes me long for April to get here.  That's when spring should start and flowers bloom.  Your pictures were lovely.  Love xx Chris

sonensmilinmon said...

Isn't it wonderful to start preparing for the warmer weather now!  I hope you are enjoying your spring.

Monica

springangel235 said...

What beautiful photos Ally...loved all of them.  Yes, the garden is looking awesome...love fresh cut grass.  Have a beautiful week...love,
Joyce

dwhee70041 said...

Ally,
What lovely pictures.  I am of British descent and have a desire to visit the UK.  I'm sure the pictures don't do it justice.  Unitil next time, Smiles!
David

wldconnie said...

Isn't it lovely outside now with all the daffs in the hedgerows. I have filled my new flat with vases of daffs. I love them! Love Conniex

mtrib2 said...

Your drive looks pleasant with some old buildings and stone work blended in with newer buildings.    I have been cutting down limbs from my yard with a hand saw that were very overgrown.      I have already pulled one tick off of me.     It is suppose to rain today and tomorrow but it is warm with some sun out presently.     mark

springangel235 said...

I loved the drive and the scenery was awesome.  Doing some catching up this morning...hope you have a beautiful holiday weekend...hugs and love,
Joyce