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Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Take time to relax and smell the flowers ...

After a few wet days last week, we have been quite fortunate to enjoy some May sunshine,
so we thought we'd have a stroll around the garden.


some pretty pink blooms


the rhododendrons are really beginning to flower


such a glorious colour, nature is wonderful


blue skies, a mix of trees and colourful blooms

In these rather strange times I treasure such moments,
and enjoy simple pleasures


and things like a cuppa, well I always take time to enjoy mine.
Why not sit a while, can I offer you a tea or coffee...
(above image from google)
and perhaps a Low Carb Chocolate Cookie / Biscuit, see more details here


Dear readers, stay well and stay safe,
Do your best to keep smiling
and try to take something from each day.

All the best Jan

51 comments:

Jo said...

There's so much colour around at the moment, to be enjoyed.

Tom said...

...simple things should never be forgotten.

Natalia said...

Beautiful flowers, love your pictures!

Sandi said...

So beautiful! Ah...lovely to just sit here and look.

Aritha said...

O what a beautiful flowers!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your flowers and blooms are beautiful. Take care, enjoy your day!

Ella said...

Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots …
Very beautiful pictures!
Have a nice day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Such amazing blooms. You are truly surrounded by beauty. thanks for sharing these gorgeous flowers from your world. Stay safe, yourselves, please.

Mrs.B said...

Lovely photos from the garden, the Rhododendrons looks stunning, thanks for sharing.
Stay safe, Avril xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful garden, I'd gladly sit there for a coffee! Valerie

Shari Burke said...

Gorgeous flowers! And a cuppa is always welcome :-)

mamasmercantile said...

It would be so nice to sit awhile and enjoy a pot of tea together. Beautiful blooms.

bill burke said...

The flowers are very pretty. I'll take a seat and enjoy a cuppa!

Kaya said...

Yes, it's time to relax and look at these beautiful flowers and smile.
Stay safe and healthy!

Christine said...

It was lovely stopping by today, time for my cuppa!

sandy said...

I love the colorful post. And what a beautiful table and chairs. We were out yesterday and I found that the trees that bloom the best right now - oh..the beautiful pink Dogwoods and white ones.

Beautiful weather here today - hope you are enjoying the weather and you and Eddie (and family) are staying healthy.

Sue said...

Your garden is looking beautiful Jan. We have a little sheltered spot in our garden where we drink our coffee and Neil has a little bit of peace as I do my crocheting. As I'm improving though I can talk a little bit now - he is a lucky boy lol. Take care, Sue xx

At Home In New Zealand said...

Thanks for the wander around the garden. I'm ready for that cup of tea now :)

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you for the garden wander, the cuppa and the smiles.

Sandra Cox said...

I'll be right over to enjoy the garden, a cuppa and a cookie:)

Lisabella Russo said...

What lovely garden flowers! Thank you for sharing them.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Such beautiful blooms Jan! One thing I have started doing since stay at home guidelines have been in place is enjoy my morning cuppa. Now I take read and sip my coffee before starting work. This is a positive routine that is here to stay!

Laurie said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful visit!

Megy Maia said...

Seu jardim é exuberante.
Adoro o seu colorido.
Um beijinho florido de Portugal.
Megy Maia🌈

happyone said...

Such beautiful colors in the spring flowers.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

What a lovely post. Thanx Jan.

God bless.

My name is Erika. said...

Your garden has some gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sharing these as it was so joyful to see them.

Kay said...

This is a lovely way to de-stress.

Angie said...

Great advice. I just heard a new song (for me) called "Keep me in the moment" by Jeremy Camp. It was just what a needed to hear today. Praying for more color and joy in your life every day!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Lovely flowers, Jan. Nature is indeed wonderful.
Blue skies and sunshine are really welcome in these times.
Here the weather is not yet warm enough for enjoying our tea (or coffee) outdoors. :)
Happy gardening! And stay safe and well! xx

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful flowers!
No rain here, woods suffer, and it´s so cold, I cannot remember a May so cold, 3C right now still....

Margaret D said...

Beautiful flowers they sure can brighten up the days.
You take care and be safe.

roughterrain crane said...

I like azaleas, too.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It is indeed a time to take it easy and enjoy the pleasures if nature all around us. I wonder to what extent this virus will change our habits permanently? Stay well, Jan.

Betty Crow said...

The flowers are gorgeous and what a beautiful area to have a cuppa. Have a wonderful rest of your week.

It's me said...

Beautiful flowers......happy week...love Ria 🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸

JFM/Jan said...

Thank you for all of the beauty and calmness that you have added to my day 🌷🐦🌻🍃

Hugs and Stay Safe ☕

pam nash said...

Beautiful rhodies!

Teresa said...

Preciosa manera de relajarse. Besos.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! The flowers seem to be going all out here this Spring too! I'd love to be there for a treat that you've made! Hugs, Diane

Divers and Sundry said...

What lovely flowers :)

Catarina said...

I will accept a cookie and a cup of tea!
Thank you for having me.
: )

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and relaxing, I love my garden and although we are in our Autumn, my azalias are in full bloom all in my front yard and camelia bushes are jus in full flower too...thanks for a walk in the garden..xxx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful blooms! x

Snowbird said...

Just beautiful! I love the table and chairs. Yes, we have to make the most of every moment!xxx

carol l mckenna said...

Oh what a beautiful garden and great photos and delightful place for a cup of tea when warmer out ~

Be Well,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Martha said...

Very beautiful pops of colour!

Jeanie said...

these blooms are so pretty, they just make me smile!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your visits!

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful flowers and gorgeous teacup!

Conniecrafter said...

The stroll around your garden was so enjoyable, you have so many gorgeous blooms!

Magic Love Crow said...

Jan, your garden is STUNNING! WOW!!! Thank you for sharing! Big Hugs!