February 20, 2014

sunshine!





On Friday we had new windows installed at the front of the house. The poor guys worked through driving rain and strong winds, but managed to get them fitted ok.

After so much rain and high winds over the past couple of weeks, it was a joy to finally see some sunshine at the weekend. Sunday was especially glorious… blue skies for the whole day.

I've been spending plenty of time in the garden of late in all weathers training Mollie, so it was lovely to finally have the warmth of the sun on my back, even though the wind was still very chilly indeed.

The plant above belongs to our neighbours. It grows over the fence and hangs into our garden as well as theirs. I'm wondering whether it might be a willow?

Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'. 

18 comments:

  1. That blue sky looks so incredible after months of nothing but grey! #HDYGG

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  2. I think it is possibly a Corkscrew Hazel ... although there are no catkins which I would have expected on willow and hazel ??

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  3. Whatever it is it looks smashing against the blue skies! Randomly reminds me of those old skool electric buzzing games where you need to keep a steady hand as you weave your way along. New windows and the staircase- sounds like a busy old time there for you at the moment.

    Thanks for joining in and sharing - I hope Mollie is continuing to get on well :)

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    1. thanks Annie! yes busy busy here… and Mollie is doing well, thank you! x

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  4. It looks like, what we've always called, a twisted willow. We found a small tree of it submerged beneath a laurel bush about seven years ago. We cut out the laurel to save the tree. It is now huuuuge and hangs over the neighbouring fence - dont think they're as impressed by it as we are though! Love the image of it against the sky :)

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  5. hooray for sunshine and beautiful pictures. always

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  6. Yes beautiful sunshine, it was so lovely on Saturday wasn't it. Love the images of the unknown plant against the blue sky. We have a twisted hazelnut and it does look similar..

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  7. Oooh, these photos area dreamy. Lovely to see some blue sky :)

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  8. Stunning photos, no idea what they are, but impressive nonetheless

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  9. I'm not sure what it is, but it looks great against the blue sky.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous photos, you caught the texture and shape of those branches so beautifully. I find I keep taking photos of light and shadows - clearly I've not seen much direct sunlight lately either! x

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