Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Rather Lovely Weekend

It's been a truly gorgeous spring weekend here, an unusually quiet one on the social front (apart from a visit to the theatre later tonight) and pretty much wall to wall to sunshine.

The garden is full of spring flowers


but my favourite has to be this white forsythia; 


it's still rather straggly but has more flowers each year, and smells rather nice too!

The seeds I sowed last weekend have germinated and the potatoes are starting to chit.


Yesterday I walked back from the market along the river (as I usually do) and noticed that the willows are starting to break buds.


For the first time this year I was able to eat lunch outside, twice!


Today I sat by the pond where the frogs were croaking - I always know it's really spring once they start!

I've enjoyed having a quiet, laid back weekend, I hope you've had a good one too.

16 comments:

Marigold Jam said...

Lovely! Our potatoes are chitting nicely and the primroses are coming along well too. It's all so hopeful at this time of year isn't it? By the way I love your bathroom revamp - I do wish we had proper floorboards and not sheets of chipboard.

Jo said...

It looks like spring has definitely sprung where you are. We had a warm, sunny day yesterday but it was a little windy but we're back to dull skies and drizzle today. You're ahead of me on the seed sowing front but we're on the cusp of the busy period now. The forsythia is gorgeous.

Celia Hart said...

I really must get one of those White Forsythias!
Glad you had a good weekend. I've managed to do quite a bit of tidying in the garden - as well as working long hours at my desk. I think I may be tired later!
C xx

Grammy Braxton said...

One of my favorites things at the beginning of spring is the croaking frogs. I call them "peepers" and I delight in hearing them. Love the sunshine. Hopefully we are heading toward spring with no more snow.
Hugs,
Sharon

busybusybeejay said...

It's exciting for us as we are in a n
Ew house(to us).Daffodils,crocus and snowdrops so far.We havn't got a pond but are going to create one.I am full of plans.Its just a pity my OH has just been diagnosed with acute rheumatoid arthritis particularly bad in his hands so I will have to do it on my own.Aren't you lucky to live in Suffolk.We had a lovely holiday in Long Melford a few years ago.Lovely part of the country.

Toffeeapple said...

It rather looks as though Spring has already sprung in your garden!

Janneke said...

White Forsythias, that's a 'want to have'. And your frogs are already croaking, that's really early. Also here we had a lovely sunny weekend, may it continue coming days.

Frances said...

Su, it's grand to see these various signals that springtime is arrving where you live. I don't think that I've ever seen white forsythia over here in the States, but will now be extra vigilent.

We are now hoping that we've seen the last winter snow, and although lots of icy snowy residue is still around, today's temps went much higher than in the past couple of months...so, it's time for meltdown, and perhaps some tender green plants will poke their heads out of the soil.

I actually heard birds singing this evening when I walked home from my neighborhood subway station. Bliss. xo

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely Spring photos - thanks for these. I have never seen white forsythia before and lucky you having frogs in your pond.

Iz said...

Beautiful flowers and buds. I need a Forsythia, or something springy and fragrant in my garden.

Hawthorn Spellweaver said...

I can not believe how much further on you are - we're still 'blessed' with snow! Your sunny flowers and spring views are amazing - feeling quite envious! x

Julie @Dragonfly Gems said...

We did have lovely weather didn't we :o) It's great to see Spring arriving and see the seeds we sow germinate and grow. Love this time of year :o)

Anna said...

Your post has a lovely Spring feel to it, great photos!Love the frogs!

Emma said...

Beautiful, I'm still waiting for some things but the snowdrops & early daffs are lovely here. Catching up a bit here, so glad you're able to get back into the garden & I love the patch on your jeans!

CATHY DANIEL said...

Aaagh! I'm beginning to wonder why we moved so far North from East Anglia! We have nothing like that here yet! I shall enjoy yours til ours comes through! Thanks, I think! xCathy

silverpebble said...

White forsythia? I never knew this existed! I don't think I've ever seen one either! Thanks for the introduction Su. I love the idea of the frogs actually croaking. I think they're slightly quieter than a group of frogs I heard croaking in Italy once. It was a froggy racket.