Thursday 26 March 2015

Here Comes the Sun

Hello Lovelies,
Now the days are longer than the nights it really feels like winter is over. I can ( and did ) find things to love about winter... as I can about all the seasons..... but I can't deny I'm more than ready for some warmer weather now.

Yesterday morning I had an appointment at the dentists mid morning, but it was such a beautiful day I couldn't resist a quick walk before I headed into town.

I passed the cows, who were enjoying the sunshine...........

and wandered along the lane, where the bright day made everything look so cheerful............

I loved the suns rays streaming through the clouds and illuminating a patch of field here......

I decided to walk to the quiet little church that I love so much.....past the dignified war memorial I felt a touch of sadness........such tragic headlines in the news right now..........

But this is my happy space really. My spirits were instantly lifted when I see there are Primroses nestled under the hedge...........

There is nobody about and I spend some time photographing these spring delights........

They are dripping with  melted frost............

Their fresh green leaves and delicate cream flowers, with a perfect yellow centre, are so cheerful..........

By the time I walk through the church gate I'm singing happily to myself......a SONG that always magically comes to my lips at this time of year.......

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here.

Here comes the sun, and I say,
 it's all right.

It's a bit of an odd place to be singing happy songs maybe. A graveyard. I don't dwell on the headstones, just enjoy the peace.

One headstone that I do like looking at is this one for a lady who lived almost one hundred years..........

 what a lovely inscription.

 Still humming I leave the graveyard and walk though the patch of woodland here, where the wild garlic is sprouting EVERYWHERE...........

Even the path is covered in little green shoots..............

I love the woods in spring....when it's flooded with sunlight and carpeted in green...........

A little further on this pretty garden caught my eye..........

And then I realised it was nearly time to leave for the dentists. I hurried along the street. But despite my rush I just had to stop and take a quick picture of these stunning orange blooms.....I have no idea what they are............

In town the trees are pink..........

And the dental hygienist was happy with teeth,  Phew.

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces.
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here.
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, and I say,

it's all right.

These days music doesn't feature so much in my days. I'm happy with quiet, or birdsong....but somehow, yesterday was a musical sort of day.

Jacquie x


  1. I grew up with that song. :) Now that truly is a lovely thing to have on a gravestone. Makes me wish I'd met her! Autumn coming here Downunder but actually I'm just as glad about that. No more crushing heat! Happy trees! Can put whole afghans on lap to crochet round edges without being cooked! Woo hoo!

  2. Thank you for the virtual walk.
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

  3. More lovely photographs. I love the walks you take, never fails to make me want to get out there and join you. xx

  4. We seem to have gone back to winter this morning it chucking down grey and miserable! But coming home from a night shift to e greeted by the roaring fire that hubby made well, some things I love about winter :)

    1. Oh, I've worked night Claire. There's nothing better than going to bed on a rainy morning, when everybody else has to go out in it :0)
      Jacquie x

  5. What a lovely walk Jacquie. thank you for sharing with us. lovely pictures. I have always loved going around old graveyards and took my daughter when she was tiny.We had one next to a park we used to go to, so always went to read the headstones. And now she is grown up and still loves to walk around reading all the lovely old sayings. And finds it nice and peaceful.

  6. Beautiful pics!!Spring is arrived :-) wow!

  7. Beautiful pictures and a lovely day. Thank you for sharing :)

  8. Beautiful primroses, your photo of them with the church in the background is wonderful. I don't know what the orange flowers are either, but they're very familiar to me as they were in the garden when I was little. I shall check back later and see if anyone has identified them. Glad you managed such a lovely walk before the dentist - something to take your mind off of it! CJ xx

  9. Какая прекрасная прогулка! Обожаю такие фотографии! Чудесная весна!

  10. What a lovely walk, and so nice to enjoy the sun. I was hoping to spend some time outside today - but Winter has returned! So it was especially nice to see your sunny pictures. x

  11. Wonderful post as usual, Jacquie. I think your orange blossoms are Berberis. Quite common here in Ireland.

  12. You've taken pictures of the cows. My day is complete :-) xx

  13. I love your walks Jacquie, peace flows out of them. I enjoy reading headstones too, I walk through a graveyard sometimes on my way to a playgroup with the kids and I find it such a peaceful space. X

  14. I'm humming that song now. Ha! But a good one this time of year. I always feel peace in a graveyard, I guess it comes from growing up near one, as a child we'd play in the empty well manicured sections and I'd stroll through enjoying all the different flowers. What beautiful orange blossoms. I was out just taking pictures of some orange daffodils.: ) Enjoy the spring.x

  15. Spring has certainly sprung in your neck of the woods! We are hunkering down here. Today was a wintry blast so the log fire was kept alight all day. Which is good. We've just ducted the heating through the house by putting in a collector vent that draws the warmth at ceiling height and drops it through the vents into the rooms. It's made a huge difference to the comfort of the house as a whole! Winter will be much nicer here.
    Enjoy the greening and brightening of your corner.

  16. A lovely walk! I recognise the orange flowers, but cannot remember the name! I am sure you will find out! xx

  17. Jacquie, I can see why you would want to take that walk, and why that lovely tune came to mind. You are so kind to share your springtime views with the rest of us who are still thawing out.


  18. Love that last picture of the backlit blossom.

  19. Hi Jacquie :) I'm pretty sure that your mystery orange flower is berberis. We had one in my garden where I grew up, and I remember the stems being bright orange inside when you cut them, but it was rather prickly. Your primrose photos are glorious. The palest yellow petals and green leaves against the backdrop of an old church couldn't be much more spring-like :)
    Cathy x

  20. hello, very sweet picturs, thank you for the gallery of niece pictures, greetings from warsaw, anna

  21. What an uplifting post.. full of flowers and sunshine and wooly cows and ancient stone churches. Yes, I could only hope for an inscription like that on my headstone after I'm gone. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  22. So very uplifting! The sunshine has been a real blessing recently.

  23. One of me fav songs.Your blog always makes me " HAPPY ".Your photo's are just breathtaking and never disapointing,love the way you word everything too.Have a Happy Friday and weekend.xx

  24. I love visiting your blog, it is a little bit of nostalgia of England for me. Beautiful. Hope the sun keeps shining. We are wishing for cooler weather after a long spell of intense heat and humidity here. Wish I could package it and send some over to you.

  25. what a beautiful post as alwaysx I love all seasons but spring does make me smile and think of the months to come have a nice weekendxx

  26. I can't thank you enough for sharing your walks with us. I look forward to them and the pictures you share are wonderful. When you mentioned about being happy in the grave yard it reminded me of this poem. I hope you don't mind me sharing it.
    Thanks again for the lovely walk:)
    ​The Dash
    by Linda Ellis copyright 1996

    ​I read of a man who stood to speak
    at the funeral of a friend.
    He referred to the dates on the tombstone
    from the beginning…to the end.

    He noted that first came the date of birth
    and spoke the following date with tears,
    but he said what mattered most of all
    was the dash between those years.

    For that dash represents all the time
    that they spent alive on earth.
    And now only those who loved them
    know what that little line is worth.

    For it matters not, how much we own,
    the cars…the house…the cash.
    What matters is how we live and love
    and how we spend our dash.

    So, think about this long and hard.
    Are there things you’d like to change?
    For you never know how much time is left
    that can still be rearranged.

    If we could just slow down enough
    to consider what’s true and real
    and always try to understand
    ​the way other people feel.

    And be less quick to anger
    and show appreciation more
    and love the people in our lives
    like we’ve never loved before. 

    If we treat each other with respect
    and more often wear a smile,
    remembering that this special dash
    might only last a little while.

    ​So, when your eulogy is being read,
    with your life’s actions to rehash…
    would you be proud of the things they say
    about how you spent YOUR dash?

  27. A lovely walk, the headstone was very inspirational, and your song! I found this orange bush today too, amazing colour, no idea what it is. X

  28. So lovely pictures - again!
    Greetings from Finland.

  29. Oh I did enjoy your lovely walk - it was as though I were walking it with you. Thank you so much. Also I love the poem The Dash.

  30. I really like your idea....:)


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