22 Jan 2016

Five on Friday

Hello everyone!  I hope you're week has been going well.  Personally, I'm relieved that the recent snow only lasted a few days as there are days when my husband and I need to go out during the week because of family and social groups commitments.  The groups get cancelled in icy or snowy weather as the members are mainly seniors, but as the schools and colleges usually stay open in term time we try to be available for our two local grandchildren.  It's possible that we'll get more snow before the Winter is over and we just have to be prepared for that. However, I do feel as if I'm coming out of some sort of Winter hibernation, although I might be like the snowdrops and other plants that have been blooming too early and I'll be grateful for the warmth of a cosy duvet if the weather changes again!
Once again I'm joining with Amy and sharing photos that give a little glimpse into my world this week.  (Five photos plus one extra because I can never decide which ones to choose for this post)!
  

Waking up early one morning I viewed a spectacular sky.
(the colours not enhanced at all)  


An open tulip head in a cranberry red glass globe vase 
delighted me. (On arranging a bunch one long stem had broken).



The snow fell and this anthurium 
(also called flamingo flower or lace leaf) 
on the kitchen window sill
looked rather splendid and healthy.  


'The Snow Fairy'




On Thursday I passed through the walled garden
on my way to the library.  The beds looked neat
and tidy, the roses had been pruned.
The Winter Garden was bathed in sunlight.

Wishing you a good day and a lovely weekend,
Linda :)


54 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. Loved the sunrise best. Enjoy the milder weather. Barbara

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  2. Beautiful photos no wonder they made you smile. I love the anthurium against the window and the snow fairy. The sunrise is beautiful:)

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  3. I can certainly see why these photos made you smile, they are indeed beautiful. Luckily we have not had any snow yet but some bad frost a couple of mornings. Spring is all around here with bulbs coming up all over the place, far too early. Beautiful sunrise, we have had a few red skies here too. Take care.

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    1. It's still very cold and rather grey today. Keep warm yourself.

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  4. Lovely photos but oh my the first skyline one is stunning. Hope the snow stays away for you from now c

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    1. Thank you. No snow would be good!

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  5. Hello, Linda! Beautiful wintry photos, but the flowers are always the best. :)
    The lovely tulip is my favourite.
    Have a great weekend and... stay warm!

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    1. I had to do something and save that poor tulip with its short stem! Stay warm yourself!

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  6. Fantastic sky and lovely photos. The spring is coming... Your anthurium is great looking and the garden fairy so cute..

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    1. Slowly there will be a change in the season. We make plans for this. Thank you for your visit to my blog. Leaving a comment is really appreciated.

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  7. Love your sunrise photo - gorgeous!
    Liz

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  8. I love all the pics today, i think my favorite is the window sill looking through the flowers.. that sky is a close 2nd . wow on the colors.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos, Sandra.

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  9. Flowers are such a welcome sight today! Thanks for stopping by!

    Colletta

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, Colletta.

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  10. Hi Linda, great to find your blog after you replied to my Five on Friday post. What lovely photos, I particularly like the sunrise with the line tree and the tulip - so pretty. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. xx

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    1. Thank you Jan. Good to meet you too!

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  11. Hope you don't get too much snow, just rain here. Our daffodils and hyacinths are blooming.

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    1. I love the thought of hyacinths blooming especially if they're outside.

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  12. Such lovely photos from your week! I can totally appreciate your sentiments about the snow, I feel the same way! Let us hope that we don't get much, if any, more. I don't mind the cold, it is the snow that I don't like. Beautiful view out of your window with the houseplant in the foreground. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, happy weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you for organising Five on Friday. I hope you have a relaxing weekend.

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  13. Hi There, Maybe the Snow Fairy will keep a lot of snow away from you this winter... We haven't had much here so far --but got a couple of inches on Wed. and are getting some more today.. So far--not much though.

    Gorgeous pictures of 'your world'.... Love the sky in that first one. WOW. And that Tulip is perfect in that red globe/bowl.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Hello Betsy. Thank you for dropping by. I remember you like the snow, but I hope you don't get heavy falls that lasts for weeks on end. That's not so good is it?

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  14. Spectacular photos. At least it's getting lighter - Spring won't be long :-)

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    1. Yes, my body clock seems to be responding too. I'm looking forward to Spring. It means it'll be time to take another trip to Italy.

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  15. Oh what beautiful snow. You live in a lovely part of the world.

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    1. We're very blessed to live where we do. Thanks for visiting. Have a good weekend.

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  16. Beautiful photos, everything looks so good. I don't know which one I like best.

    Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana. You're blessed to live in a beautiful part of the world too. Have a peaceful weekend whatever you're doing.

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  17. Your sunrise photo is breathtaking! Such beautiful colors. Lovely scenes, all of them. I particularly love your 'snow fairy'. Keep cozy. xx Karen

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    1. The colours of the sky on that morning were fabulous. Thank you for your visit and kind comments and I wish you a good day :)

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  18. I'm so pleased that the snow didn't hang around, I'm not a fan of it at all, though it does look pretty when it's falling and when it's freshly settled. The sunrise photo is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Jo. You're so right about the snow. Not good news for those who need to go out daily.

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  19. I'm a little jealous I have to say - I LOVE snow. We moved from Chesterfield to Devon in September last year and I have to say those colder northern temps are missed by me!!!! I loved having a look at your pictures though - beautiful!

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    1. Hello Shirley. The Peak District is a very special place. I miss my home county of Berkshire, but we're very happy to be living a few minutes drive from the heart of the beautiful Peak District.

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  20. Gorgeous photos! I love the snow fairy, the view from your window, the walled garden... xoxo Su

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    1. Hello Su. Thank you for your visit and kind comments. Happy weekend to you!

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  21. That morning sky really is spectacular!

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    1. Mostly I wake up to grey skies. I'm not sure if that old saying 'red sky at night...
      red sky in the morning...' applies here as we get sunny/cloudy from hour-to-hour!

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  22. Great photos Linda, the sunrise is wonderful you know I love sunrises I never get enough of all those miraculous colours. Also the tulip in the red vase is a gorgeous photo and not to forget the Flamingo plant in the windowsil with the snow on the background.

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    1. Hello Janneke. Good to hear from you. A bought bunch of flowers and some indoor plants are uplifting at this time of the year as is a beautiful sky viewed from the window.

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  23. These are lovely and warm my rather snowy day :) Thank you Linda and for the kind comments also. We are counting our blessings.

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    1. Good to hear that you are well and safe, Denise. Thinking of others experiencing extreme weather conditions right now. Thank you for your update on your own situation.

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  24. These photos cheer my heart Linda!!! They are beautiful!!x

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    1. That's good! I hope your week goes well in every way, Kezzie :)

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  25. What a lovely variety - of weather and of images. No snow for our Mid-Wales valley as yet.

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    1. I'm sure you've been grateful for the lack of snow. I look forward to hearing about the weather up in the NW Highlands and perhaps some landscape photos.

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  26. What a vivid sunset, beautiful!That tulip in the glass bowl looks lovely, I shall steal that idea, how cheering in the winter months. Your little snowfairy has me smiling, lucky you having snow, not a flake has fallen here, I do like to see some, but don't like it when it turns to slush or ice.xxx

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    1. It sounds if you you like the snow, Dina. You're right - it's not so good when it goes slushy or freezes.

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  27. That sunrise is fabulous, Linda. I'm glad too that the snow didn't hang about, although my children would disagree! It has been so mild here but I wouldn't be surprised if we get some more snow before spring. Lovely tulip, one of my favourite flowers. xx

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  28. Winter isn't over yet! It's possible that your children will get their wish for snow! We're back to wet and windy here.

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