Monday, 8 March 2010

Some cheery photos instead of snowy ones...

Today weather is so balmy compared to the recent snows and night frosts, so much so, that I almost want to push this little kitten out of its hammock and laze in the sun myself.
I have changed my picture header to one I took a few years ago at our local Leonard Cheshire Home for the disabled.
The grounds are wonderful as are the gardens which are looked after by volunteers.

I have had enough of looking at snowy pictures.

We still have snow on the high fells surrounding us here in Windermere but at last we can see the green grass again lower down here in the valley!

I managed a decent walk on my own in the sunshine today.  Bryan went further across the fields and around the tarn.  It wont be long now before I join him.  By then I will have no more worries about my boots adding pressure to my big toenails.  No more problems.  Pain free walks again. Yippee!
The daffodils are beginning to bud.  We have hundreds of thousands lining the verges here in the Lakes in the springtime.   They are such a riot of gold along the lake as well as when lining the woodland paths.

Taken at Grange-over-Sands last year

Spring time last year at Grange-over-Sands..Arnside in the distance.

I'm looking forward to seeing it again this year.
I guess we all are.

A quick entry today just to keep in touch.
Hope you like the new photos.

Bye for now....


Jan said...

Abit grey here again today after some lovely sunshine ,last week ,Your pictures really are a pick-me-up,lovely flowers and so pretty ,So pleased your toe is getting better and you were able to get out for a walk Jan xx

Sybil said...

I am so pleased that you are back blogging again Jeanie. I will have to try and make an entry to my one but so far inspiration has failed me !!
Love Sybil xx

Aileen said...

Great photos Jeanie, love Gtange- Over -Sands. was looking to book there earlier this year, but have finished up heading for Kent, as we have never been there.
Glad the Toes are healing, and you can now get out and about.
Our weather is picking up, but so Cold!


Claudia's thoughts said...

In western Pennsylvania it is actually in the 50's the past few days and due to be in the low 60's by weeks end.

The snow is melting but there are still mounds of it on the sides of the roads and in the shopping mall parking lots. I think it may be there till summer.

Julie said...

I can't wait until we have flowers, heck I can't wait until we have green grass. Love your photos.

Sugar said...

jeanie, ty for visiting my blog today & leaving a comment, appreciate you signing up as a friend. as you read i'll be absent for awhile, but hope to be back soon.lovely pics you've posted, i yearn for spring & summer, we're finally starting to get some warmer weather, after a winter full of ice, snow, & temps in the single digits & teens f.
bless you.

Gerry said...

Something about photos of flowers taken in England that seems so English and therefore reminding me of English novels I have read, English movies, and now English blogger friends. I was just watching the Tudors today and resolved when I watched the Academy Awards to see 'The Last Station" with Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer since I have enjoyed them both so much. Quite a number of the nominated best movies were English this year. I love The Lakes. And that English word 'cheery' which I think you say a little more than we do. So glad you are still posting, Jeanie.

Cathy said...

What a pleasant visit coming here again! Birdies chirping, happy conversation, enchanting pictures, not a single worry in the world - makes it easier to appreciate all we have. Especially friends :-)