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Monday, 8 December 2014

The sun is out

The heavy low grey clouds , wind and rainy wet  weather of November has gone. 
 For the last few days, we have had bright blue skies.. and the sun giving some warmth during the midday hours.    The birds are happy, twittering and flying around. 
 When the horses hear my whistle, they run with sturdy gait to where i feed them.  I know they too are enjoying the warm sun on their backs.
                                                           The quietness of the fields- enjoying the sun
                                                Jasmine blooming early... getting mixed messages .. its truly springlike today.
                              With this strange climate-  the flowers are growing like mad.  I even have new shoots on my roses.


 Last week was a busy week for me.   Invitations to birthday party and dinners.  It takes me a couple of days to get back to normal, an extra glass or two.!! After all, its the Christmas season.


                                                           Keep your Advent candle bright.
  Val


10 comments:

  1. wow, you still have blooms and lots of green. i didn't realize olive trees stayed green all year. :)

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  2. Hi Tex.. Thanks for coming over. Always nice to see you.
    Yes, Olive trees never change their leaves.. the old leaves drop.. but the tree is never bare.. and is always green. I am pretty lucky.. my garden still has some blooms around.

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  3. That is so amazing, having the strange weather and the wonderful ongoing blooms! Suzy x

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    1. It is strange weather.. we have had sun ..but cold morning and evenings.
      My garden is not too bad. thanks Suzy.

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  4. Lovely flowers from your garden Val - we too are enjoying some wonderful blue skies and sunshine although it is very nippy in the shade.

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    1. I see on the news, that some parts of the UK are having nice weather. I love the sunshine. We too have it cold in the mornings and evenings. Thank you Rosemary.

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  5. Wonderful that you have flowers in the garden so close to Christmas Val. Rosebuds even! It is interesting how nature operates, and a bit of rain and sunshine and off they go again, growing and blooming.
    I like your advent candle - very nice. xxx

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    1. So far a mild december. The sun is still out.
      Thanks for coming over Patricia.
      x

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  6. You have some lovely blooms in your garden, if only we could share some of your warmth too! Sarah x

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      yes, some gardens and mine still have blooms.. the frost hasnt arrived yet. Its been very sunny weather.. not so warm but sunny.
      Thanks for visiting me.. xx

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