Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentines Day

        

        

♥Sending some February spring flowers from my garden on this Valentine's Day♥
Whatever the heavens throw down, the flowers determinedly show their faces with accustomed resilience - we need to follow in their footsteps

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  1. Happy Valentine too you Rosemary.
    You have some nice flowers in youre garden.
    Nice Weekend.

    Greetings,
    Inge, my choice

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    1. Hope you have a lovely day Inge and a happy day too.

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  2. What a cheering sight when the rain is beating down!
    Happy Valentine's Day Rosemary.

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    1. A happy day to you too Jessica - good job I took these photos yesterday - today is awful here too.

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  3. Happy Valentine too you,dear Rosemary!Wonderful pictures!Such beautiful Springs flowers!
    Wish you a happy day with your beloved ones!
    Dimi...

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    1. Enjoy your day too Dimi - I bet you have some lovely sunshine.

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  4. Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day among the pretty spring flowers, Rosemary. I really like the sentiment about resilience - we do need to take a tip from the flowers sometimes. I'll keep that thought in mind when things turn pear-shaped, as they sometimes do. Feeling inspired by your pictures to get stuck into the garden this weekend!

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    1. Dear Patricia - we seem to have one good day followed by a wet horrible day - fortunately I took these pictures yesterday when it was sunny.

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  5. Hello Rosemary, Happy Valentine's Day to you, too! Here it is gloomy, cold and rainy, so your bright photos are especially welcome. At least there is no snow here!
    --Jim

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    1. Wishing you a lovely day Jim - no snow here, but the polar vortex in US is creating a tail end of rain over here - I am sure you have seen photos of the awful flooding some communities are suffering.

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  6. Happy Valentine's Day to you too Rosemary. Beautiful pictures of your array of flowers, so pretty.
    Patricia x

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    1. Happy day to you Patricia - it is surprising what is coming up in the garden, very encouraging to see. Lots of rain today, would you believe on this romantic day I am being very boring and spring cleaning our bedroom.

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  7. Your flowers are lovely. Happy Valentine's Day Rosemary.

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    1. Happy day to you too Pamela - I am just taking a break for lunch which H has kindly made for me.

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  8. Hope you are having a lovely Valentine's Day.
    Love the graphic you made.
    Your bulbs and flowers in bloom, a delight to see.

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    1. Hope you have a lovely day too - I made the hearts on Picmonkey - I know it is something you enjoy doing too.

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  9. Dear Rosemary, So much beauty already in your garden! So beautifully and expertly photographed. The photographs mean so much more to me because I don't even see one blade of green grass in my garden.
    PicMonkey should send you a merit award. Love what you have created with their newest "heart" series.
    Happy Valentine's Day. ox, Gina

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    1. Hope you have a lovely day too Gina - can you believe it, I am spring cleaning our bedroom!!!
      H made lunch for me though which made a welcome break.

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  10. Hi Rosemary, happy Valentine's day to you as well.
    Your garden looks amazingly beautiful and packed with flowers. I have really no idea what our garden will eventually look like when the water is gone but it's not a pretty sight now I can tell you. I think next week, I'll be on the hunt for some indoor spring blooms again, to lift the spirits a bit, hope I'll find some ;)
    Marian

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    1. Greetings this Valentine's Day to you too Marian - some spring flowers in the house sounds a good idea.
      The rain doesn't hang around in our garden - the oolitic limestone soaks it up like a great big sponge.

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  11. Dear Rosemary,

    I've been reading about all the intense rain you've been having over there, and I'm glad it hasn't harmed all your beautiful flowers! So now I hope you can have a truly happy Valentine's day. (Down some chocolate in my name. That way the calories won't count!)

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    1. Dear Mark - it is at times like this that I am very grateful that we live 750 feet up on a hill - if we flooded I think that the whole country would be under water.
      We naughtily had a small chocolate bar with our coffee, hopefully there is still a bit left.
      I notice that you have a new avatar! has Federico da Montefeltro, the red Duke of Urbino been given his marching orders?

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    2. He is still in high regard and is simply enjoying a sebatical. Taking his place later in the month — at least on my blog — will be a new avatar, older than the duke.

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  12. Hi Rosemary,

    I hope you enjoy your Valentines Day.
    From: Bea Cupcake

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    1. Lots of love to you Bea♥♥♥♥

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  13. Oh my, hard to believe you have such lovely flowers already! Not a sprig of anything green here yet. Wishing you a happy Valentine's Day as well!

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    1. So far this winter has been extremely mild - lots of rain though.

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  14. Dear Rosemary,
    Lovely to enjoy the beautiful flowers from your garden! Especially since we are buried under 12" of snow. It's been a lonnnnnnng and very cold winter for us. Happy Valentine's weekend :)
    Cheers!
    Loi

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    1. Dear Loi - hope your snow departs and goes on its way soon - the polar vortex in US is responsible for sending us so much rain. A happy weekend to you too.

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  15. Happy Valentines day to you as well. Lovely flowers in your garden. Have just spent two days on a Garden trail here with a third tomorrow. Some wonderful gardens.

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    1. It is lovely to see the first spring flowers emerging from winter again.

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  16. There is a lot of life in your garden already , what a pleasure to see nature awakening with such beauty. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. I was surprised how many flowers there were when I wandered around.

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  17. What a delightful splash of early spring colour - so very lovely for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing. Axxx

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    1. It is reassuring the way they emerge regardless of the weather.

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  18. I've enjoyed these lovely, colourful images, Rosemary. I do love to see the spring flowers in the sun after a period of rain. Hope you had a Happy Valentines Day!

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    1. Dear Wendy - I am really hoping that the weather is now going to improve. The country feels as if the water gods in the heavens are taking their revenge on us all. We need some sunshine and several weeks of dry weather.

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  19. Your garden is already full of sparkling spring colors. Violas, snowdrops, Christmas roses, heathers….I understand they bloom in February, but I haven’t seen irises in this month in my part of the world. My Christmas roses are delayed and yet to come.

    Yoko

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    1. These miniature irises are always one of the first flowers in our garden - they always take me by surprise - one day they are green the next in full flower.

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  20. As always, beautiful artwork. And more flowers from your lovely garden - I wish I could see it for real!

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    1. Dear Jenny - I did the artwork on Picmonkey - it is good fun and free too.

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  21. Great hearts collage. Top for Valentine.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  22. Oh dear, why do my flowers look so much more bedraggled than yours? I suppose some people have green fingers and others just don't...

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    1. The oolitic limestone not only gives me alkaline soil but it also acts like a massive sponge. Even in all of this rain our garden dries very quickly.

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