Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Trelawnyd in Bloom

18 degrees and it feels like summer.
I have been staying close to home most of the day as I have been waiting for my nephew to collect and return the Berlingo. It's having it's pre MOT resurrection 
The whole village seems to have burst into life...literally........ 
With spring flowers and gardening activity going on everywhere.
Apart from the vicar, who seemed to be having a bad day ( I made very sure I didn't officially ask him to open the flower Show) , everyone I met seemed to be bright in mood.
Peter and Val waved energetically at me through their garden sprinkler when I took the dogs for a walk and as I walked down high Street " Gay " Gordon bellowed
" HELLO FLOWER" cheerfully just making himself heard above the din of the council workers who were cutting the village green grass
I took these snaps as I ambled 
Stan & kit 's  garden,one of  the best in the village
The Conservation Group's  flower border outside the church
Pat  Bagguley's garden


Wallflowers on Bron Haul


57 comments:

  1. The flowers are beautiful, so many different colours all happy to make their acquaintance.
    Looks like summer already in Trelawnyd !
    ~Jo

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  2. A great 'pick me up' on a day when it's cold,the winds is tearing branches from the trees,and the log fire is going full pelt.
    Jane x

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  3. It hit about 20 here in Caithness yesterday - very unusual. Alas it's pretty naff here today and we're set for more naffness until about Friday.
    The lovely colourfu Tulips certainly help to elevate the mood don't they. :)

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    1. Hello linda... Thanks for commenting not seen you before

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  4. Very pretty :-)

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  5. Isn't it lovely how villages make the effort John, ours is just the same.
    Suddenly the daffodils have gone over the top - I suppose it is the sudden burst of warm weather. Frost at the week-end. Hope the Berlingo passes with flying colours.

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    1. Hummm...... A few problems with the old gal

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  6. beautiful flowers in your village! we are having a rainy gloomy day which is always my preference!

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  7. How lovely...not much in the way of flowers here yet sadly.

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  8. blooming great pictures for april thanks for that it can not fail to make everyone happy hope the berlingo flys through its M O T

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    1. I should have asked the vicar to sprinkle the berlingo with some holy water...it needs all the help it can get

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  9. These pics just knock me out. The tulips have the comforting look of glowing embers!
    But such a pity that temps are due to take a dive in a couple of days - but that can't last for long now, can it?

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    1. I know....and I've planted all of my bleeding potatoes too!

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  10. Beautiful !

    cheers, parsnip

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  11. Oh to take a ramble in a village where people seem friendly, I am a bit envious. Those flowers are brilliant.

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  12. I think that nice surroundings make for nicer people! x

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    1. Very true simone... More green places in the city I say

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  13. It is so SUNNY! How delightful.

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  14. My word. Wall flowers are exactly that! I'm thinking cranberries here; we're up to bog conditions.

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  15. Very nice displays of spring in your corner of the world, John! Wales is so far ahead into spring that we will never catch up.

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    1. Not as good as your photos jimbo

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  16. I would like to spend a beautiful day in Trelawnyd.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. Just beautiful, John!

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  18. And here I was all excited about my five crocuses ... beautiful displays there. Enjoy!

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  19. I wish someone would shout hello flower at me when I walk past. You lucky boy x

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  20. What a beautiful village.

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  21. My neighbour calls me 'flower' and it always makes my day.

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  22. It looks very cheerful and well cared for, this village of yours. 18 Celsius is not exactly warm (at least not for me), but I bet it felt a lot warmer in the sun. Our beautiful sunny spring seems to have taken a holiday. I hope it's not a long one.

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  23. The flowers look beautiful and cheerful. Life is so much easier in a warm breeze.

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  24. You expressed very well just what makes Spring my favorite season. It's like living in Pleasantville, just for a week or two.

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  25. Vibrant, colourful, gorgeous. Thank you.

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  26. Ah, spring. Love it. We're just heading rapidly into winter over here so spring seems a long way away. I bet the flowers in the first photo - stock? - smell gorgeous in the sun. I love the yellow daffs among the mauve and purple.

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  27. You have sunshine! It's raining and cold in south west France :(

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  28. happy pix! today it is cold and rainy in philly. :(

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  29. Beautiful! I have some daffodils that should be opening in a week or so. The grass is greening up. Sunny here today, despite the forecast of overcast skies all week.

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  30. There aren't any lovely flowers like that around here. Concrete jungle and cars in all the front gardens

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  31. Question... You take the most incredible shots of stuff that most of us pause for a second and take stock..then just move on..never sharing our thoughts and never think to record .......Do you go about your daily tasks with a camera around your neck? or are you like a gunslinger with a posh camera phone?

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    1. When I was delivering eggs to Barbara parry yesterday, I noticed Stan and kits garden flowers, I told Stan how lovely they were so thought I would photograph them today......
      I always take my ipad around with me , just in case

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  32. I also love all the spring flowers bursting out everywhere. And if they're dense enough, they hide all the weeds underneath!

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    1. Oh, you merry little ray of sunshine you

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  34. Very pretty.
    I wish I could grow tulips. Expensive mouse food.

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  35. Spring flowers has a way of cheering everyone up. Too bad about the Vicar.

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    1. I'm sure he'll say yes.........there's a bottle of quality gin in it for him

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  36. Lovely pictures. Just remembered a very witty blogger on the Strictly Come Dancing Forum he called himself John from Wales. Not you is it John...from Wales?

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    1. Hummmm I don't remember.......what did he say...?
      If it was VERY funny it was bound to be me

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    2. This is classic example of John from Wales:-
      It’s on! It’s nearly on!”
      “No it’s not.”
      “It is, it’s 6 o’clock!”
      “In the morning.”
      “I know! We’ve only got 14 hours left to get the tinsel and the glitter ball up!”

      Things got worse before they got even worse than that – an impatient hamster, having taken my pre-series decoration laxity for new season ennui, had taken it upon himself to start without us and had nearly strangled himself with the sparkly string. Then, before we had the chance to digest the news that the hoi polloi have replaced the Dance-off as the ultimate arbiter of quality footwork, we’re arrested by a new set of Terms and Conditions that appear to brook no argument:
      No swearing.
      No bouncing.
      No daggers.
      No mediaeval weaponry.
      I looked at Hammy – “I hope you’re listening to all this,” I said. The next word I said was ‘ouch’ and, to be fair, having checked the new rules there was no mention of sharp pencils.

      So, we’re in to series 8, they’ve reduced the numbers to 14, ditched the Dance-off and changed the set, which includes a special erection for Tess. They lacked the courage to go all the way though and, having lasted another year, Notdead Forsyth is back to suck the life out of the rest of the room.
      AHH, so hope it's you.....Tried to post this last night on upstairs computer which then asked for google account password which was downstairs past sleeping dogs, well the ones that aren't on the beds and who would think it morning if I re-emerged! phew!! So had to wait. Hope it's worth it. You may have had to wath the programme to know what on earth I am rambling on about.

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    3. Funny but not me!

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  37. Ah...spring flowers....

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  38. The flowers are beautiful, I'm so jealous. The tulips and rhubarb are just peeking through the soil here. We had snow last weekend and we are expecting more this weekend, we are so wishing for some nice weather.
    This is Spring time in the Canadian Rockies!

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  39. It's alright, I feel better now; the sunshine has come back. xx

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  40. Those are some amazing colors there John. No wonder everyone's in a good mood! Spring brings the earth and people's spirits back to life it seems.

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  41. How beautiful! And poppies! I love poppies. It is pouring rain all day here in New Jersey so this post is perfect.

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  42. You do know you are blessed, don't you?

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