Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

More Flowers on Friday

May 22, 2015 18 comments

It’s dismal and misty outside, so to cheer things up here are some photos I took a couple of weeks ago in my Mum and Dad’s garden.

Mum and Dad Garden 1

Mum and Dad Garden 2

Mum and Dad Garden 3

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Flowers on Friday

May 1, 2015 24 comments

Taken at Lanhydrock yesterday.

Lanhydrock White Flowers and Sky

Lanhydrock Pink Flowers

Lanhydrock Flower Beds

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Cornish Hedgerows

June 24, 2014 26 comments

As it is another lovely day (and I’m still on holiday) I went for a walk to the next village, Ladock, a round trip of just under three and a half miles, so an nice distance for a wander.

In Ladock I visited the village shop (which turned out to be essentially a Portakabin) and bought an ice cream. I also bought a bottle of Diet Coke to drink on the way back as I’m notorious for wandering around in the sun without drinking anything, which leads to an afternoon of headaches and Paracetamol.

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A Riot of Colour in the Draligarden!

June 22, 2014 20 comments

I’ve been out and about in my tiny front and back gardens with my camera phone again, and have discovered a riot of colour! As usual, I don’t know the names of any of them.

I have arranged it to open the photos in a new window or tab when clicked (depending on your browser setup). They look even better when bigger!

Here are some pretty violet things. They're everywhere!

Here are some pretty violet things. They’re everywhere!

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Update from the DraliGarden

May 27, 2014 26 comments

The bluebells have gone away for this year 😦 but some more random flowers have arrived!

It turns out the pot in the back didn’t have daffodils in after all.

White flower

Unknown white flower

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My Wales Holiday Part 2 – Bodnant Garden

June 28, 2013 15 comments

Welcome back to my little Wales mini-break! In the first part I visited Dolwyddelan Castle. That was actually an unscheduled stop – I saw a sign marked “Castle”, hit the brakes and swung into the car park (rather too fast considering the cattle grid just inside the entrance).

I then continued northwards to my planned destination – a National Trust property called Bodnant Garden. A bit pricey, but since I’m a National Trust member, I got in for free!

It was a lovely day and the place was packed – I was in the overflow overflow car park I think.

Bodnant Garden

I had trouble picking just a few pictures, so there are quite a few here!

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I’ll Have Them Both, Thanks!

June 25, 2013 32 comments

A few days ago Khana over at Khana’s web nominated me to receive the WordPress Family award. Then a couple of days later Nanuschka nominated me for both the WordPress Family award and the Sunshine Award!

I’m touched – I feel as if my WordPress buddies are part of my extended family and I’ve wanted this award for ages! I love reading about the experiences and views of people from far-flung places like the USA, South Africa and so on as well as posts from closer to home. I feel like I almost know some of you people.

The Sunshine Award – now, I’m not really a “Sunshine” kind of guy. Maybe my overwhelming pessimism doesn’t come out in my posts? But I’ll accept this one as well – maybe it will inspire me to positivity!

Here come the logos!

WordPress Family Award

Sunshine Award

Here are the rules for the WordPress Family award:

1. Display the award logo on your blog. See above

2. Link back to the person who nominated you. Check and check

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family. That’s 10 combined for both awards, right?

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them. FineI shall do this but it seems like a lot of hard work.

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as a friend, and spread the love. Yay love!

The rules for the Sunshine Award are similar, but there are also some questions, which I shall attempt to answer below. I hope no-one minds, but I’ve added multiple instances of the letter “u” to the questions below because I’m a Brit.

  • Favourite colour – blue, and most shades thereof, moving into purple (but not pink). Sorry, just one colour you say? Okay, blue.
  • Favourite animal – cat, because they’re cute and fluffy and above all, independent. They’ll be there for you – on their terms.
  • Favourite number – why would I have a favourite number? I hate numbers. They get all mixed around in my head. You need an answer? Okay, I’ll take a leaf out of “Bill and Ted‘s” book then – “Sixty-nine, dude!”
  • Favourite non-alcoholic drink – “Tesco no added sugar cloudy lemonade.” I jut checked round the corner and I currently have 14 litres in the house, sitting next to my stockpile of Diet Coke cans (currently numbering 38).
Lemonade and Coke

Mmmm. Nearly no calories of tasty refreshment.

  • Prefer FaceBook or Twitter – I really only use them to publicise my blog, though I read what my friends are up to via Facebook every few days, so Facebook I guess.
  • My passion/s – I don’t really have any. I’d love to have some. Reading maybe.
  • Prefer getting or giving presents – Giving.
  • Favourite pattern – what does this mean, favourite pattern? Like, plaid or something? I’m not keen on patterns as such. I don’t like anything which regularly repeats itself.
  • Favourite days of the week – Saturday. Yay for Saturday!
  • Favourite flower – What? What? I can identify roses, daisies and dandelions. My favourite is none of them. See below for what my favourite flower might be.
Favourite Flowers

Some of these might be my favourite flowers (taken at Bodnant Gardens, North Wales)

These flowers are shades of blue and purple, so that fits with “favourite colour”.

And so to the moment you’ve all been waiting for (or dreading) – the nominations! I know that some of these people either don’t really do awards or already have these awards. That’s cool. Feel free to take one or both of these awards if you like, but this list is really just to thank you for being a part of my little WordPress family and bringing a little sunshine into my life. I love to read what you’ve written, comment on your posts and read your replies.

So this is a list of just a few members of my treasured WordPress family (in no particular order), and I hope you’ll check out their blogs if you haven’t already!

Kate Stull
Knocked Over By A Feather
Morrighan’s Muse
The Rambling Diaries
Hope* The Happy Hugger
Fish of Gold

And finally, last time I showed you a view from inside the awards ceremony, so here’s me arriving for this ceremony, complete with imaginary girlfriend! Do you like my tux? Pretty sweet, huh? And the limo – fully stocked with Tesco No Added Sugar Cloudy Lemonade and cans of Diet Coke. Please be aware that this picture contains some flash photography.

Red Carpet

“Red Carpet” by DraliDoodles (TM)