Have you noticed that the Daffodils are flowering or soon to be flowering? On my way to work there are hundreds planted on the road side. I must take some pictures when the sun is shining on them, they will look glorious!
These images are from previous years from York, Castle Howard and RHS Harlow Carr Gardens.
“The word ‘March’ comes from the Roman ‘Martius’. This was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the god of war. March was the beginning of our calendar year. We changed to the ‘New Style’ or ‘Gregorian calendar in 1752, and it is only since then when we the year began on 1st January.
Over the last week of February I visited Temple Newsam.
Temple Newsam, a country estate in the heart of Leeds. The best way to explore the estate is on foot, taking in the stunning sights of the 1500 acres of Capability Brown landscaped gardens, woodland and park areas.
Temple Newsam is famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, the notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, it’s been described as one of the best heritage properties in Britain.
Well this week has gone fast don’t you think? It has been such a warm & sunny week, I hope it stays like this! More and more flowers are appearing in the garden, Allium, Poppies, Cornflowers to name a few. Hope…
Hope you are all having a great Bank Holiday (UK) weekend? I’m having a lovely one: the weather could be a bit sunnier but at least it’s dry. I’ve spent most of the weekend in the garden and my garden project…
As promised a few images from my ‘big’ camera when I visited National Trust property, Goddard’s the other day. The garden looked stunning in their April colours and blossoms. Goddard’s has five acres of garden rooms to walk through that used…
Another breezy but very bright February day, so I decided to visit York and check out the floods (which happen quite regularly when there has been a lot of rain, snow or both). York was open for business, which is the opposite to what a few reports in the paper have been saying!
Thank fully they have amended their article to state: “This article and headline have been amended to make clear that in fact only parts of the city were impacted by temporary floods. The city of York remains fully open.”
“UK flood warning: Entire city SUBMERGED – horror as pubs and cars totally swamped”
Flooding in York is not a new thing, back in 1263 when records began the City has been at the mercy of the Rivers.
1263 Flood water rampages down North Street as far as the junction of Bridge Street & Ouse Bridge.
1316 Floods hold York Castle to siege washing away essential earthworks.
1564 An ice jam, caused by huge chunks of thawing ice borne upon flooding waters smashed away parts of Ouse Bridge.
1625 & 1638 Highest floods in York ever recorded.
More recently there was serious flooding in 1947, 1978, 1991, & 1995. However, 2000 saw the worst floods on record for that century. The River Ouse rose to an astonishing 5.5 metres above its normal level.
First Storm Douglas, then Eunice and now Franklin – I’m bloomin’ fed up of been blown about & freezing cold! Today I have cleaning up the greenhouse ready to start planting some seeds.
I found the most cutest little nest in one of my growbags (probably a field mouse). It was made from dried grass and my Honesty Seed cases then I had kept in the greenhouse to dry. I have taken some pictures but you can’t really get to see the beauty of it without destroying it. I will upload them tomorrow.
Another weekend! This week has been so long I thought we were never going to get here! Today was such an icy start with crisp leaves and white hard grass. I was surprised that the lake did not show more signs of icing over as it was bitter cold.
A few images from past Springtime. I just love the colours and the freshness of Spring. The first Daffodil has been spotted and are coming through fast in my garden too! Had a lovely bike ride round some local lakes today so hopefully will be able to share some images/videos this week.
The desire to capture a fleeting moment
(Noun / Origin: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows / mo·rii)