Monday, 17 March 2014

A bit of self-indulgence

I spent a happy weekend at David's in Somerset. Spring has sprung

This is the garden of the empty house across the lane- irresistible!

 and as a treat to myself for spring cleaning his garden, I picked this lovely posy-

Wandering around a garden snipping a bloom here and there, makes me unbelievably happy. I think David is a little bemused by my ecstatic response to a bundle of flowers. As he admits- " it doesn't quite do it for me"- darling man!

Whereas I can gaze and gaze again and feel I can never get enough of the delicacy, colour and perfume.

My room is lit up by their beauty and looking at flowers is one of the best ways of praying I know.
I did also pick a little bunch of violets and primroses, found nestling in a corner of the garden...

I do wish you could have shared with me their wonderful scent in the Spring sunshine.


  1. I thought my posy of flowers from the garden was lovely but yours is ten times nicer, thanks for the wonderful photos!

  2. This is the most beautiful and varied bunch of flowers I have seen in a long time. That garden must be fabulous and the bouquet is the perfect reward for you.

  3. Well, as far as I know I'm a man and those flowers certainly cheer me up!

  4. Flowers in the house always make me happy. Your collection of blooms is lovely. Enjoy!

  5. What a lovely luxury to pick such pretty flowers. Enjoy each and every sniff and enjoy the sight of them. And thank you for sharing them with us. Diane

  6. A bunch of Spring flowers does it for me too but a secret garden - that's pure ecstasy!

  7. If your winter has been anything like ours, then a bit of color has to produce euphoria. Any wonder that all religions dating back forever have had spring rituals? Let us all celebrate in our own ways!

  8. I noticed some wild violets under our magnolia today. I feel the same way as you about flowers especially wild ones but have never met a man who understands this! xx