Speak to me of Spring

Bristol’s incredible Floating Harbour has many faces.  Just downstream from Bristol Bridge lie Castle Park and the haunting ruins of St. Peter’s Church.  On the night of 24th November, 1940, this area was almost completely destroyed in the first major bombing raid on Bristol of the Second World War.  These days it’s a place for strolling and letting your cares drift away.

The church is no longer accessible to the public, but I was delighted to find, wrapped around it, a tiny physics garden.  Magnolia, fraying tulips and iris, all vernal creations if ever I saw one.

I often manage to link to Paula because Thursday’s Special, isn’t it?  Her version of Spring is exquisite.  But I’m very mean with Ailsa.  Let her take you for a walk in the Garden this week.


  1. I’m just catching up with the posts I missed over the last two weeks, hence the lateness on commenting on Bristol. I’ve never been here, you make it sound so lovely, so perhaps …………… Thanks for the insight.

    1. Sorry, you’ve got two replies from me because WP is playing up again with my Password. I’ve been commenting on quite a few posts today but each time they make me sign in again, and every so often, they refuse to recognise my Password and I have to go through the whole performance of typing it in every time. Grrrr. I thought the first one hadn’t been accepted, so put another comment up. And again they are asking me to sign in!

  2. Looking at it now you wouldn’t know this place was almost completely destroyed during the war. It just goes to show how we can survive and rebuild. Glorious shots, Jo xxx

    1. Thanks, darlin 🙂 🙂 The young un is home, causing his usual ripples in the calm waters. Mick’s hard drive packed in yesterday so it’s not been all that calm but I think he’s back on track. Sending mega hugs 🙂

  3. The serrated edges on that purple tulip are wonderfully dramatic – as if reaching out for us! What a serene area from such scenes of devastation all those years ago. Thank you for sharing and Speaking to us of Spring! 😀 It seems to have arrived at last!😀🌷

    1. I’m not totally convinced, Annika, but I have had 2 garden breakfasts this week, so it’s a start. 🙂 Pretty sky this morning so I’m hopeful. 🙂 🙂

  4. Ah, I am soooo bad at keeping up at the moment. Too busy in the garden, but today is raining so I can take a break! The first photo of the tulips looks like a photo of a magnolia I took last week in Devon. I will get around to Devon soon! And those irises are divine, such a lovely deep colour. I have iris envy now…

      1. It certainly does, and I’m hoping for sunshine every day in June – I don’t want a lot do I?! – but I’ll be walking 10,000 steps every day for charity (it’s on my blog, hint, hint 🙂 so I want lots of sun to make it fun 🙂

  5. Spring is the best, but I also love summer and Autumn…..winter not so much. The flowers are gorgeous. Bristol is a lively and exciting city, I should visit more often 😄

  6. Had family who lived near Bristol at one time. Also, when my father was in the RAF we were based at St Athan in South Wales for three years, from ’66. to ’69, before moving to Chester. On one school outing as kids, I must have been 8 or 9, we went to Bristol zoo. We went by boat!

  7. A glorious day you have – and you are enjoying it! Here is 6 degrees and a cold, windy drizzle. Not even my dog wanted to go out…

    1. A few physical jerks! Just the thing, Sue. 🙂 I’ve been languishing in the garden watching the washing dry while my husband has a laptop crisis. 😦 Off to t’ai chi now. 🙂

    1. That last is a bonus. 🙂 🙂 Mick is in crisis here this morning. His hard drive has gone on the laptop and he’s so busy with work- it’s like his right arm. 😦 I, meanwhile, languish in the sunshine. Striding off to t’ai chi now 🙂 🙂 Breezy hugs!

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