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a single moment … the week in pictures

Sometimes words just aren’t enough to describe the rosy tint of the sky at dusk …

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or the sound of the buzzard flying high, circling and mewling … chased by crows …

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or the sight of the fields … hedgerows crowned in May blossom

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or  hearing the bleat of lambs calling for their mothers … distant white specks on the horizon

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Sometimes words just aren’t enough to describe my joy at finding lots of tiny pear fruitlets … more than ever before … I have yet to taste the juicy flesh of my very own pears … will they hang on this year, flesh out and mature … I can only wait and hope.

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Joy comes in all shapes and sizes … even in a floral china cream jug and sugar bowl with a lovely apricot rose design … new to my collection.

a new addition to my collection of floral china

or a Peony in full bloom …

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or the first of many breakfasts sitting outside in the sun eating my own fresh strawberries …

first outdoor breakfast with the first ripe strawberry

and lastly … who wouldn’t enjoy an afternoon cup of tea after a hard day in the garden … I have a lot to be thankful for.

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Finding joy in the little things … ‘til next time … have a lovely weekend.

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  1. what an angry sky in your opening picture, we have had a lot of weather this week in Sussex, rain sunshine mist fog gale force winds

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    1. It was a relief when the strong winds dropped, it managed to flatten all the tall plants in the garden.

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  2. Such beauty all around you friend!! I love that new china! And that peony is so striking! And you are so right...it is in all of these lovely little things that make life sweet! A wonderful weekend to you!!! Nicole xo

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    1. Thanks Nicole. Sometimes you just have to stop what you are doing and notice the good things.

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  3. One of my pear trees was covered in flowers this year, then they seemed to set OK, but yesterday I noticed that most had fallen off and only a few remain. C'est la vie!

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    1. That happens to me every year, so far this year they are managing to hang on - not sure for how long though.

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  4. Gorgeous photos Elaine..I have a peony like that.. pretty isn't it :o)

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    1. Thanks Julie - shame the peonies don't last for long, but they are a lovely sight even if only for a little while.

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  5. I walk your road Elaine. It is a wonderful world that we live in.
    Has the blossom been more beautiful, everything so fresh lush and green. Oh to be in England now that Spring is here :)

    I love your pretty china.........

    Enjoy your weekend. Hope the sun is shining

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    1. The weekend has been truly splendid weatherwise - it is nice to step back sometimes and appreciate everything you have, don't you think.

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  6. Magically captured images Elaine, and evocative happy thoughts.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary - it isn't easy to always think happy thoughts, but sometimes you just can't help it.

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  7. Beautiful mental images conjured up.

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  8. Hello Elaine:

    What a really wonderful sequence of images. You live in such a pretty part of the country and so clearly delight, as we all should, in the simple joys of life.

    Jó hétvégét!

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  9. Wonderful photos, Elaine.Your china is very pretty!
    Marielle

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  10. You have lifted my spirit today, Elaine. Not that it needed to be lifted, but you did brighten it with your lovely photos and pleasant thoughts. Thank you.

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  11. Wonderful pictures. I like the last picture, but wonder where the biscuits or cakes are! Flighty xx

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    1. I'm trying to cut down Flighty.

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  12. A post full of loveliness Elaine. We have been away for a week but the first thing I did was pop into the back garden to see what was in flower! I get such a lot of pleasure from nature these days.

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    1. I do the same thing Anne when we return from a holiday - and I am always at how much the garden changes in just a few days.

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    2. that should read I am always amazed

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  13. All delightful 'single moment' happenings to please the eye. The hedgerows are looking lovely at the moment all white and frothy. The peonies are out in our garden too and we have had our first fresh, local strawberries:)

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    1. I always enjoy the first strawberries of the season

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    1. Thanks Diane - kind of you to say so.

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  15. Beautiful photos and post. It's nice to read something inspirational after a lousy week we're having.

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    1. Thanks Leanan - so sorry to hear of all the flooding - it must be terrible.

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  16. It has been a wonderful week discovering the new life in the garden and countryside. I have been amazed at just how many plums, figs and apples are appearing on my trees. Have a wonderful week xx

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    1. I think it's going to be a bumper year for fruit. Have a wonderful week yourself.

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  17. It looks as if you certainly had a good week Elaine and hopefully your weekend was just as good. Fingers crossed that those baby pears morph into big juicy 'uns.

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    1. It has been a busy week in the garden trying to get everything planted out before we go on holiday - I finally planted all the veg - now I just have the flower seedlings to complete and I can breathe a sigh of relief. It will be a miracle if I get any pears - I have had the tree for about ten years and haven't had a single one to eat yet.

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  18. What a wonderfully relaxing post, yes, those gorgeous pictures certainly say it all. Those quiet moments where you notice the sheer beauty of it all are priceless.
    I happy to hear you will have pears and your wonderful china collection is beginning to stir what may become a passion in me too.xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird. I always enjoy doing a week in pictures taking photos every day makes you more aware of what is going on in your life doesn't it. I can't resist a nice piece of floral china - only a small collection so far but I haven't got the space for too much.

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  19. Oh I do so hope you have pears...and the strawberries absolutely look delicious on that bowl of cereal. Your skies and countryside pictures are fabulous. I can hear the sheep calling as if I was just standing there. Is your hedgerow made up of multi-flowered rose? I know we have lots of it here that grows along our fence rows.
    Your new china collection is exquisite - can I come join you for some tea? (LOL) - Have a lovely week gardening.

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    1. I hope I have pears too Debbie - never had a one since I planted the tree - maybe this is the year! The hedgerows have dog roses in amongst them. So glad you like my china - you are quite welcome to join me for tea and cake anytime. haha

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  20. Your pictures say it all Elaine, sheer heaven.
    Patricia x

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    1. The beautiful weather has helped - I have so enjoyed being outdoors whilst it lasts.

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  21. Beautiful, thank you for sharing these joyful moments.Sarah x

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    1. I think that blogging about these moments to share with others is what gives me the greatest pleasure.

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  22. Lovely. So important to savour those bursts of joy. Fingers crossed on the pear front, I'm quite glad mine is a bit tucked away so that I can't watch any leaflets only to see them drop. Not expecting anything this year, but was hoping for next year for our first home grown pears. Ah well, time will tell!

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    1. I have had my pear tree for at least ten years and never had a fruit from it yet - so far the fruitlets are hanging on even after being lashed by strong winds and heavy rain - perhaps this is the year - fingers crossed.

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