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. 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 😄

  2. 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!

  3. 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…

  4. Oh woow! Those tulips are huge, the ones in the Netherlands are smaller 😉
    Nice place to walk around indeed.
    Have a nice day! 🙂

    1. I don’t know if there are any plans to renovate, Ann. It really is a ruin, and quite beautiful for itself but I think there may be safety issues. 🙂

    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. 🙂

  5. Oh to be in Warsaw now that spring is there! I Di remember all it’s glories. However, autumn is lovely here – sunshine, warm days, birds and friends, English speaking!

    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!

    1. Thank you very much, Paula 🙂 🙂 I’m off to enjoy another sunny day. They have been few and far between up here. Sending breakfast hugs!

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