Putting on a show, at Harrogate
All my old favourites, and some new folks too, all in impeccable condition. That’s what I expect of a flower show, and Harrogate delivered.
And more than that, a fashion show. The floral art had a sewing theme. Simply stunning, don’t you think?
There was so much more, but that’s quite enough for a Six Word Saturday. I think it might do to celebrate Earth Day too. Have a beautiful weekend, and look after your patch of earth!
You can’t beat a good castle!
No, you haven’t done something funny to the screen! This is Beaumaris Castle, in black and white. I rather like it, but then, I liked the original too. I’m a bit vain like that! It’s just that I desperately wanted to join in Paula’s Black and White Sunday, Traces of the Past and I’m running out of time.
So I’ve combined it with Debbie’s Six Word Saturday. I’m sure Debs won’t mind. She knows I can’t count. Just as Paula knows I can’t resist a little bit of colour. Doesn’t the castle have a stunning outlook? The geology of Anglesey is fascinating too.
Enjoy your Easter weekend!
Saying goodbye to Six Word Saturday
And where better to finish with a flourish than Florence? I hope I’ve taken you on a beautiful journey, but my philosophy here has always been to please myself. And doing just that has given me many hours of pleasure.
Cate has announced that she will be ending Six Word Saturday on 1st April, April Fool’s Day. I’m pretty sure that it’s not a trick, because my lovely friend Debbie at Travel with Intent has volunteered to take it over on April 8th. Since I won’t be around then, I thought I’d say my farewells now. Come and celebrate with me? There’s gelato!
There doesn’t seem to be anything that Florence can’t offer. All the sculpture and art you could want. Architecture that dreams are made of. Gardens and vistas to sooth your soul. Food and wine to indulge your palate. Have I missed anything? Well, maybe a little desultory window shopping. I even found a cookery school in the Mercato Centrale! Click on the gallery for a closer look?
And as I ambled back to my hotel on Via Nazionale, this little beauty!
Sad to see her go, but I wish Cate the very best of luck. I know it’s not easy running a challenge, but if anyone can then it’s Debbie. The lass has energy to burn. As for me, I’m off to my lovely Algarve tomorrow. Time to relax and wind down a little.
Meanwhile I’ve scheduled a Jo’s Monday walk for next Monday. Have a great weekend and I hope to see you then.
I wish I felt this serene!
How about you? Is life treating you well? Say it in six words? Wishing you all a happy weekend.
Not easy to find in Seaham?
You’d think that a bleak north eastern beach would be a good place to find a little Solitude, wouldn’t you? Strangely enough, that isn’t the case. This particular beach has become a mecca for sea glass hunters and gatherers.
You could hide out in the caves with a fair chance of solitude, but they’re not very safe. Erosion has created some fascinating shapes, though.
So your best bet is to head as far down the beach as you can go, without getting your feet wet, that is. Even there, a far from home Devon artist was determinedly hunting through the pebbles, looking for sea glass.
This is the lure, at the end of the beach. A solitary and beautiful rock, leaning out to sea. Seeking its own solitude.
There’s always a way to find solitude, if you crave it. For me, it’s an essential part of life. A bit like the Weekly Photo Challenge.
I hope this weekend brings you whatever you require. Cate usually requires six words on a Saturday, but often she gets more.
With love, from me to you!
It’s here and gone again, and it’s nearly time to whizz the decorations away. I did love having my hearth flicker in candlelight, and those rosy dawns, sitting beside my Christmas tree. Usually I hang on to till twelfth night, reluctant to shed the sparkle for cold, dark mornings. But this year I’m heading south, hoping for a little early warmth, so my tree will have to come down tomorrow.
It was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it? But here I am, saying goodbye to the good with the bad. Wishing, as we always do, for the peace that eludes our world. Can’t say it better than the Beatles- “With love, from me to you”. Want to share six words?
Happy New Year! Feel free to go walking without me on Monday. God bless!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Could there be a more obvious six words for today? I sit beside my twinkly tree, shopping done and presents wrapped. The absence of one present troubles me. He’s not here to share, and his place at the Christmas table can’t be filled.
Treasure your loved ones and the time spent together. For most of us that is what Christmas is all about. I’ll eat and I’ll drink and I’ll try to be merry, and yet not burn the sprouts. And I’ll raise a toast to you, my WordPress friends. We’ve come a long way together. Wishing you all a joyful Christmas, and for 2017… all you wish yourself!