Hello there lovely Buttoneers! How are you!? How are we near the end of May!? Good grief! It seems like only yesterday that I was writing Spring Adventure Part One! Where did that time go!? Blimey!
So, if you missed Part one, grab a cup of tea and potter over for a read if you like. I can wait, sat here in the sun. Take your time…you’re back? Great! Then by now you will know about my love for spring. I love the colours, the flowers, the sunshine after a grey, cold winter and that promise of all things new…a spring clean or a sort out…a new way of organising things or a new state of mind…a fresh outlook with fresh flowers…what is not to love!
When I held your hand through my springtime adventure last month, I had far too many photographs for just one post so knew I would have to split them up into two. This way I also gave myself the gift of time to further adventure into the depths of spring and boy did it come up trumps!
Then I realised that I must post this before we grasp onto summer, with its sticky ice lolly hands and summer holiday spirit!
Spring, you beaut…you did not disappoint!
I am a sucker for a Hydrangea! I love how the huge pom pom of pretty pastel colour on each stem are made up of tiny individual flowers. This Hydrangea is particularly beautiful with its dream, chalky tones. *Swoon* Ahh! To be able to bottle those exact colours in one jar would be divine!
Do you remember the baby robins in my last Springtime Adventure? Well, they might have just been topped by lambs! I think I may squeal “Aww! Look at those tiny lambs!” every single time we drive past a field of sheep in the spring – which if you know that one of our favourite things to do is explore the Cotswold’s near where we live, then you will know how often this occurs! Just look at his little face! Can I have a pet lamb please? He could sleep on my feet at night and keep the lawn down in the day?
Okay, maybe I could have two lambs so that they could be best friends? I swear I took a hundred photographs of these cuties! They were just so playful and leapt around with so much energy. Bless their little cotton socks!
Yet again, I was taken aback by the beauty of nature at this time of year. These Senetti’s caught my eye again. How amazing is the vibrancy of those electric purple petal tips!? The natural contrast against the crisp white is so beautiful.
This Camellia is such a pretty ballerina pink. It reminds me of the ballet slippers and leotards of my childhood ballet days!
It looks like it has been picked right out of a Georgia O’Keefe painting so much that it almost doesn’t look real!
Pretty Primroses are the staple of a spring garden I think. These orange and yellow pretties were made up of happy sunshine filled petals of loveliness! We have some pale lemon and white ones in our garden (You can see them over at ‘Around Here…April 2015‘)and I love how they are effortless to garden. They come up every year and add a real pop of colour to the garden when all of the other plants are playing catch up!
Cherry Blossom…Oh Cherry Blossom…you make me swoon in the spring with your pretty delicate pink flowers and your beautiful colour against a bright blue sky.
Oh Cherry Blossom…I could photograph you all day!
Even this little miner bee loved the blossom! It looks as if he has a fancy headdress on from the blossoms anthers!
I sure do love the springtime and I think I have to agree with American gardening author Ruth Stout…
How beautiful is the springtime? I hope you enjoyed the adventure! If you missed the Springtime Adventure – Part One be sure to pop over and have a mooch.
What is your favourite thing about the spring? Do you spring clean or get more organised? I swear I would be happier if the spring was the New Year! I am so much more ready for a fresh start by this time of year and always feel a little bit thrown in the deep end in January! Do you feel the same way? I think it would be much more fun to start afresh amongst blossom and flora and sunny days! What do you think!? I would love to hear all about it!
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!