22 comments on “Silent Sunday

  1. Such a delicate, heavely scented flower. Lily of the valley takes me back to my childhood. My grandparents met on 1st May, traditionally the day when lovers exchange a sprig of this heady flower. After years of celebrating their love, they had a whole garden of lilies. Thank you Sarah for this little bit of reminiscing. Your images are beautiful.

    • Thanks Chris, I’m so happy to bring you those memories πŸ™‚ That’s such a lovely story too! It was always one of my own grandmothers (Nainie) favourite scents and I get rather wistful when I see and smell them. Every year at Wisley Gardens there are carpets of them under the trees and around the rhododendrons on Battleston Hill. It’s a heady mix and something I look forward to every spring πŸ˜€

  2. it has been a while since I saw lily-of-the-valley. I even grew some once upon a time. Such a wonderful fragrance that takes me back to childhood. And such a lovely soft photo Sarah.

    • Seeing and smelling them every year takes me back to childhood too! They are planted all over Battleston Hill at Wisley so they start to come up alongside the bluebells, bleeding hearts and solomon’s seals amongst the azaleas and rhododendrons πŸ™‚ There’s loads around the Doric Temple and it’s such a joy to sit there and breathe in the beauty! They make me feel all soft and wistful hence the processing πŸ˜‰ Thanks Jude and glad this has evoked fond memories for you too!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s