Saturday, 28 April 2012

What a day

For the first time in weeks we are having a dry day. Yep, it is after 4pm and not a drop of rain in sight, woohoo! So I got out into the garden, ermmm,  field is definitely a better word for it though. Digging  away in a field full of nettles, weeds and grass is darned hard work! But I managed to clear a small strip for planting. Eventually. When we'll actually get some sunshine. Because although it is dry today, the sun is still hiding behind grey clouds.

But on to rosier things, lol. As it is PINK SATURDAY today over at the wonderful How Sweet the Sound blog, I took some quick pics of beautiful pink blossoms on a small but rather old and mossy tree. I have no idea what sort of tree it is, the blossom looks like apple blossom, but I can't recall ever seeing any fruit on this thing, lol.

Anyhoo, here are the pics -

I cut a few of the tiny moss covered branches and took them over to my craftavan -

Ahh, a few blossoms make it look even cosier and homely.

A few days ago, the day started really beautifully. The dogs got me up early, so we went to watch the sunrise in the garden. It was quite dramatic -

This was very early on, I couldn't make out any details really

slowly the colours got more intense

 until the sky finally turned a beautiful blue

and details of the beautiful landscape slowly appeared

needless to say,  that didn't last very long and soon after it clouded over and the rain set in again. 
The next day when we went out of the front door, this view greeted us, although view is probably the wrong word, cos there was nothing to view except solid greyness -

Yep, the world had disappeared again, and we were in the ( low flying ) clouds, lol.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody, and if you like pink, check out the PINK SATURDAY links at How Sweet the Sound.

Ah, before I go, can I ask if there is anybody out there who is a wizz with Adobe Photoshop CS5 Ext problems? I seem to have a really weird prob and would love to be able to talk to somebody about it. Help!!!

Toodlepip xxx


morkaren said...

Dejligt, det rene skinbarlige forår. knus morkaren.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

So happy the sun came out for you...I know how that is...Here in Michigan we have a lot of gray days, but this year has been lacking the rain.
We have a Crab Apple tree that has blossoms like your first pictures...they are so pretty and sweet.

All of your pictures are wonderful and the sunsets magnificent!
♥ Jil

LV said...

Thank you for this lovely presentation.

Rhonda said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS I sit hear listening to Peter Gabriel singing and creating away on this Saturday late morn.

xo Rhonda

sissie said...

Hello Liz,
I'm glad that you are having a little break in the weather. Your flowers have obviously loved the rain. The photos are so pretty.

Keep hoping for a sunny day!


Light and Voices said...

I really enjoyed reading your post this week-end. I liked hearing about your day and seeing all your lovely pictures. Sweet post.
Joyce M

Lyn said...

Its awful weather at the moment isn't it?
I love the blossom and that sunset is fantastic!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Fantastic series of photos Liz and the flowering branches are so lovely.
Have a wonderful sunday.
Hugs Anni

vicki said...

I'm sorry for your gray and rainy days---- but the gray photo is still beautiful!! That sunrise is magnificent-- such beautiful colors. A great reason NOT to sleep late-- would be a shame to miss these great colors!

Your spring buds are so beautiful-- my favorites!!

I hope by now you are having wonderfully sunny days!

"MOI" Freubel said...

Did I ever tell you that it's a JOY to visit your blog ?
What a sphere these photos !!!!
All of them !!

About your CS5 problem. Perhaps my son can help you Liz ??

"MOI" Freubel said...

Forgot to say. You can email me :-)

Incipient Wings said...

what an amazing sunset!
hope you had a wonderful pink saturday:)

Janny said...

Hello, You live in a wonderful region! I know it, early days we passed it when going to the South of France. Beaune! Now I go by TGV. Do you live permenant in France and I understand you are english? I live permanant with my family in the Drôme Provençale.
Nice pcitures of the blossems,

Regards Janny