Goodness! Is it really over a month since I last wrote here?
Today the sun is shining! It is a wonderful day; the sun is hot, there is a fresh breeze and I have put the garden parasol up to keep us from burning!
As we returned from our short morning walk, I took a photograph (above) of the new front border. These flowers remind me of the coast, which we have not visited in months! The pandemic has kept us close to home, but now that restrictions have eased we must travel to the coast again. I promise to take some photos.
All morning I have tried to complete a summer verse and have arrived at the following lines:
A reminder of the coast.
These flowers are common on the coast and already I’m planning a walk. Can’t wait!
See you again soon!
44 thoughts on “Early Summer”
Thanks, Katelon, for visiting my blog 🙏
Beautiful! I’ve been wondering how’ve you been, Ashley 🙂
David, thank you! I don’t what happened but I’ve not written much recently and it’s great to meet you again here 🙏
Wow! Eye-popping colour.
Thanks, Josie! I seem to have missed a few people so I’m glad to meet up again here! 🙏
A beautiful post after quite sometime. Keep penning!
Thank you, Kaushal. My own writing has been very slow recently. Good to hear from you! 🙏
To the point poem and a pretty in pink photo.
Happy early summer 🙂
Many thanks, Marina. I hope you are keeping well and looking forward to the summer 🏃♀️😊
The thrift are lovely. We too have mostly been staying away from the coast, especially on this bank holiday weekend when I imagine it was mobbed!
Tomorrow is supposed to be a good day so we’re heading off to the Ards peninsula. With the Bank Holiday over there won’t be crowds. It will be our first outing in such a long time. The picnic is ready, just need to pack the sun cream 😎
Hope you enjoyed it!
We need to go to the coast, too! We love the smells and the constant breeze, and birds that I don’t see at home.
Take care, Ashley-sama,
Thanks, Edo, for planting my hokku in the garden! Just to make you envious we’re not long home from a day out by the coast so I’ll have some photos for my Flickr account soon! Yes, it would be great if you could get to the coast but I imagine it would be a heck of a drive! 🚗
What beautiful flowers and border! Going to the coast sounds like a wonderful idea! I look forward to seeing your photos. Enjoy Spring – Summer. We are enjoying a wonderful fire tonight.
Well, Morag, it’s really not long ago that I turned the heating system off! However, the last few days have been glorious and today we took a picnic and headed to Mount Stewart on the Ards Penninsula. About a 75 minute drive. We love it there. If we could move house again we’d live on the Penninsula surrounded by the Irish Sea on one side and Strangford Lough on the other side. I’d be tempted to take up sailing ⛵
Ooh wow, that sounds so refreshing and peaceful. My daughter seems to enjoy taking drives and picnics to the coast of Scotland. Sailing sounds very appealing.
Beautiful pic 😍
Thank you, Malaika! 💐💐💐
Lovely poem and photo ! I love thrift too, but only grow the white kind. It is actually one of the first plants I bought, and it’s a good year for it. I hope you will be able to go to the coast again soon (and safely). 🙂
Hello Frog, thank you for your encouraging comments. Thrift always reminds me of the coast. Yes, we managed a coastal visit (see my next post) 💐💐🙏
Lovely planting Ashley. I see Ed has already transplanted some to his garden. Lovely verse which does remind me of summer holidays as a child at Swanage in Dorset. Lots of Thrift there on the thin chalky soil.
Thanks, Clive. Thrift always reminds me of the coast. It makes me smile! 🙏
Unas flores muy hermosas y un jardín muy bonito y bien cuidado! Eres un estupendo jardinero!!!
Thank you, Barbara, whilst both my wife and I love gardening it is my wife who has the “green fingers” 💐💐🙋♂️
Thank you for visiting my blog. The pink colour in my garden is quite strong but usually, when I see these on the coast it is more “washed out”. 🙏
yes it is a really striking colour
Beatiful flowers and verse, Ashley! It’s so lovely being inspired by nature and the seasons, isn’t it? Enjoy your summer! 🌷
Dear Sarah, thank you for your wonderful comments. It is lovely to hear from you 💐🙋♂️
My pleasure, Ashley! Have a beautiful and creative day! 😀 ❤
The new front border looks great!
Thank you, Shweta, simple is best 💐🙋♂️
Indeed! You’re very welcome 🙂
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Nice to meet you here 😊🙋♂️
Very nice post
I love the border, wonderful colour, Thank you.
Thank you, Joanna! It is a new border from when we made the entrance to our drive wider and decided to keep it simple! Keep well! 💝💖💐🙋♂️