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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring 1

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

The humble daffodil
Blooms with the
Commencement of Spring.
Their warm, auric hue
Is enough to thaw even
The most frosted soul
And imbue them with a
Sense of hope, of rebirth.
They reach for the sun,
They show us the way.
Golden be the days to come!

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A Rose Amongst Spring Blooms

A Rose Amongst Spring Blooms

This is my beautiful goddaughter, Rosie. She means the world to me! I treasure the time we get to spend together. It’s a gift.

Children grow so fast you just don’t want to miss a moment of their journey through life. She has amazed and enchanted me since the day she was born! She’ll be eight this year and declared, today, that she wants to come to Wisley for her birthday 🙂

Rosie’s mum, Nikki, is one of my dearest friends. We’ve been taking Rosie and her brother, James, to RHS Wisley Gardens for quite a few years now. They love it there!

There are so many different activities for children of all ages throughout the year. The kids favourite events are Butterflies in The Glasshouse and The Sculpture Trail that’s held in August and September.

After a wonderful time in the Glasshouse spotting butterflies we took a stroll up over the Rock Garden to see all the snowdrops, daffodils, crocuses and a few friendly robins.

More magical memories 🙂

For information on Wisley events visit http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley/What-s-on

The full photo sets from my recent Wisley visits will be on my Facebook page very soon http://www.facebook.com/miradordesign

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Golden Herald

Golden Herald

Signs of Spring are starting to appear in hedgerows, gardens, woodland and, in the UK, roundabouts!

Soon swathes of golden daffodils will be lighting up the once barren winter ground. Mixed in with crocus, snowdrops, tulips and primrose, these are natures glorious herald of longer, warmer days to come. This simple bloom bursts forth and calls on its mirror, the sun, to warm the earth and our souls.

Welcome to February everyone, shortest month of the year but one of the most dramatic where nature is concerned!