Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

My mother's acer - just out.

Another of Mum's gifts. It was meant to be 5'

Muguet de bois from our French son It has a special significance in France. Remind me:)

We have had a week of warm sunny weather , but you see the mist at the edges. Now there is tak of smog

Isn't this worth waiting for - even with all the leaves it sheds in the autumn.
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15 comments:

R. Sherman said...

And a Happy Easter to you and YTL!

Cheers.

Granny Annie said...

Looks like you are surrounded by beauty this Easter. Hope yours in wonderful and blessed.

john.g. said...

Looking good Mum2!

Pat said...

Randall: have a good rest.

Granny Annie: reaction has set in after the last six months and I'm felling like a wet lettuce today. I'll buck up soon;)

John.G: I'm sure yours is too:)

angryparsnip said...

What lovely photos today !
I adore Muguet de bois and wish I could plant them where I live but I am so lucky to be able to see your photos of your garden !

Happy Easter...

cheers, parsnip

Nea said...

Happy Easter. I hope you treat yourself to something chocolatey. I'm going to, but I'm going to wait until Tuesday when I can lay my hands on a Cadbury's creme egg :)
So keep that warm weather there for me please, and make sure the smog stays away.

XXX

Jimmy said...

Pat, Muguet de bois, or lily of the valley as it is better known. I believe it is used to symbolise the workers holiday in France, or Mayday over here.

I might be wrong, it has happened before to me, 1976 it was.

Pat said...

Parsnip: it's miraculous - not only have they survived the trip but have doubled up.

Nea: I've had my two fingers of kit-kat. I'm reluctant to lose the headway I'm made in weight loss. I'm trying to stay under 9 stone so my clothes are comfy. I wouldn't spurn a creme egg but don't yearn for them. Have a lovely break;)

Jimmy: yes that rings a bell.
You are a card!
I remember 1976: Wales went brown with the heat, you could fry an egg on the streets of London and in L'Herault it was unbearably hot.

Jimmy said...

Aye hen, and I predicted light rain overnight. The stigma still lays heavy about my shoulders.

Pat said...

Jimmy: Easter weekend is a fitting time to cast off stigmas.

Kim Ayres said...

With the heavy rain and cold wind this morning, I was wondering if that was summer over already.

However, having just got up from my afternoon nap, I find the sun has come out again :)

Pat said...

Kim; we've had the best day yet. We went shopping and had to put the air.con on in the car. If only it lasts till the boys come next week.

debra said...

Our trees are just starting to leaf out, and the only flowers in bloom have been the snowdrops, scilia, daffodils and crocus. I did see pulmonaria this morning. We have been inundated with rain of Biblical proportions. It is utterly amazing.

Pat said...

Debra: the gardens are crying out for rain and I think it is going to arrive for The Wedding which is such a pity.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

More Beauty in your Garden, my dear......A Belated Happy Easter, dear Pat....