Sunday, 11 March 2012

A Late afternoon Spring walk

I have written here about the land surrounding our home, which is in the custody and guardianship of the National Trust. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest as it is home to many wild flowers. There are 13 different orchids and also pasque flowers. Everyone has been out in the sunshine today tending their gardens or out walking their dogs, so early this evening we ventured out to see if there were any signs of the Early Purple Orchid yet.
As we wandered along with the sun sinking behind the hills, I suddenly caught a glimpse of our new neighbour's property in the trees.
I have very sharp eyes, and said to H "he is flying a flag"!
As we got nearer, H agreed, there was definitely a flag on the turret.
There it was, sparkling in the sun. Yes, I just knew, and had predicted that our Green Man would be sporting a green Union Jack flag on his castle before too long!!!

22 comments:

  1. Hello Rosemary:
    Wider still and wider shall his bounds be set...! What next, we wonder?

    But you do live in the most lovely spot, Rosemary, and we are so envious of all those remarkable wild flowers just a short walk from home.

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance - quite so - God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet! Apparently his £750,000 Nemesis electric sports car enjoyed its first official outing yesterday.
      Once the early purple orchids and cowslips start to flower that will be the signal for the rest to start blooming.

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  2. You really brought us along with you, Rosemary! Wonderful walk.

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    1. Dear Kate - what a lovely weekend it has been. Spring is here; I am sure you have all enjoyed the sunshine too.

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  3. Good Morning Dear Roscmary
    We walked beside you at this wonderful area !Thank you
    Olympia

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    1. Dear Olympia - what a pleasure to have your company - thank you.

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  4. You have now inspired me to saw a bit of my surroundings too... not as exiting as yours,
    but a bit of beauty everywhere ; )

    Have a lovely week dear Rosemary

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    1. Dear Demie - I know your surroundings are lovely in beautiful Norway, I have seen glimpses through your window. if you do feel inspired to show us more that would be wonderful. Take care.

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  5. Dear Rosemary,
    I enjoyed going through the walk with you.. A green union jack..!!! that is a first for me.. This "Green man" certainly doesnt want to be elusive.!
    What a stunning castle..
    Your part of the world is charming..
    A lovely blog Rosemary..
    Happy Monday
    val

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    1. Dear Val - he is our local "green entrepreneur" and is in fact a multi-millionaire. He was in at the beginning of the green revolution and has done very well.

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  6. Dear Rosemary, How beautiful your land and how beautiful your photographs! Will you please share the wildflowers with us when they come in bloom?

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    1. Dear Gina - I will, and I know that you, in particular, will be interested to see our wonderful wild orchids.

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  7. Magnificent landscape! Wow! I love the countryside of the UK and I am happy to catch a glimpse of it every time I visit your blog! Thank you, Rosemary!

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    1. Dear Christa - pleased you enjoyed seeing the countryside. How about showing us some of your magnificent landscape in Switzerland? I would love that, and thank you for your lovely comments.

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  8. Great shots Rosemary.... i like this work very much.

    Greetings from holland, Joop

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    1. Hello Joop, and thanks for your lovely comments. Do come again.

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  9. Wow Rosemary what a gorgeous landscape. Did you find the orchid where you were writing about? I am very intrested in this beautiy.
    Have a lovely evening
    marijke

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    1. The orchids I was looking for are not out yet, but when they appear you will be the first to see them. We have hundreds, and when they open they look wonderful against the cowslips - a few weeks and they will be here.

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  10. Well Rosemary, it appears as though you live on top of the world, or at least the way I think the top of the world ought to look — absolutely beautiful!

    I really enjoyed how we all went on the walk with you, and I do hope that you get to know your neighbor (I'll bet he would be an interesting dinner partner.).

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    1. We are living 750 feet up - yes, I am sure he would be an interesting guest - He was a New Age traveller, his green energy company is estimated to be worth £100 million and he bats away takeover offers for his company at an average rate of one a month.

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  11. Beautiful post!
    Wow, what a beautiful place you live!
    Thanks for sharing from your beautiful world.
    I'd love to see the orchids.
    Mette

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    1. Dear Mette - as soon as some flower I will show them - perhaps they will be out in about 4 weeks time. Thank you for lovely your comments.

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