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Six word Saturday

The beauty of an Algarve Spring

‘Some are Spiky, some are not’.¬† ūüôā¬† Share Six Words with Debbie, and don’t forget to find a Spiky Square or two for Becky.¬† Have a great weekend!

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Still in an English country garden

The warm spell has left us for a little while, but I have the loveliest memories of my visit to Thorp Perrow Arboretum.¬† I had too many photos to share in just one post, so I thought I’d treat my Saturday readers to some sunshine too.

The lake meanders off into a stream here, skirting a couple of islets as it goes, and creating wonderful reflections.

What do you think?¬† I make no apologies for a second post.¬† It was glorious!¬† There’s some great food on offer at Debbie’s place this weekend.¬† Pop over with your Six Words, and have a happy time!

In an English Country Garden

At the weekend I was at Thorp Perrow Arboretum, near Bedale in Yorkshire.  No need for words really.  Just wander with me, in the warm sunshine.

Many of the daffodils are past their best, but an army of compatriots leap to attention behind them.¬† I’ve seldom seen such variety in one place.¬† Arum lilies quietly stand guard over the pond.¬† The soft colours of Spring are all around me, pierced by the vibrance of Japanese acers.

At this time of year, and with such weather, my Place in the World would have to be in an English country garden.¬† Ask me in Winter though and I suspect you’ll get a different answer.¬† Revelling in my surrounds, my intention had been simply to capture an armload of beauty for Cathy’s photographic challenge over at Wander.essence.¬† But I’m sure she won’t mind to share.

 

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Fresh as a buttercup, or daisy?

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The Weekly Photo Challenge asks for Fresh images this week.  Or even a little chilly?

I hope it’s warming up nicely wherever you are. ¬†Have a happy week and don’t forget to pop over to Cate at Show My Face¬†to share your six words.

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Fresh.”

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Bringing Spring home from the Algarve

Irresistible blossom

Irresistible blossom

Dew-kissed Iris

Dew-kissed Iris

A downy head

A downy head

Deeper blossom

Deeper blossom

A gentle wash of colour

A gentle wash of colour

Over the garden wall

Over the garden wall

A single bougainvillea

A single bougainvillea

Spring’s gentle tones were everywhere in the Algarve. ¬†Has Spring arrived where you are yet? ¬†In Australia they will just be exhaling after the scorch of Summer. ¬†My little corner of north eastern UK is shivery still. ¬†Much to look forward to.

Wishing you all a happy weekend!  Have you got six words to share?  Cate at Show My Face will gladly host them.

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This is my last Awards post.

Why, you might ask? ¬†I may never receive another and then the problem won’t arise. ¬†But the fact is that I write a travel blog, and truly love doing it. When I began my blogging adventure, the concept of Awards was an amazement to me. ¬†Then it did what it was supposed to do and introduced me to some wonderful people. ¬†LOTS of wonderful people.

It is a point of pride with me that I respond to and visit every single person who places a like or a comment on my blog. ¬† I will always do this. ¬†And it will lead me to more wonderful people. Trouble is, it has a kind of snowball effect, though I hate to mention that word after the winter some of us have had! So I will wear my Awards with pride, and I will maintain an Awards page to thank those lovely people who have heaped honours on me. ¬†Thank you all so much. ¬†But I won’t be posting any awards acceptance posts after today.

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Got to end with killer shoes! ¬†This Seven Awards in One was passed on to me by Sherri Matthews. Talk about go out with a bang! ¬†Sherri is a lovely lady who stays positive and full of warmth despite the difficulties presented by her daughter’s Asperger’s Syndrome. ¬†I’ve learned a lot and laughed a lot alongside Sherri. ¬†She is a pleasure to know.

Shelley at Living with Shadows was kind enough to bestow the Dragons Loyalty Award on me too. Nothing like a bit of fire on a winter’s morning, or even a chilly Spring one. ¬†Shelley has her own health issues, but escapes into fantasy when she can. ¬†If you can find the time, and haven’t met them, please go and say hello.

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I couldn’t leave without a few Spring flowers by way of apology. ¬†Enjoy your weekend, and don’t forget to share six words with Cate at Show My Face. My word count says 340. ¬†I must have gone wrong somewhere!

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