Sunday, 12 April 2015

early morning in a normandy garden

Whilst waiting for the coffee to drip this morning I was gazing out of the kitchen window and suddenly became aware of how much newness had appeared, seemingly overnight.

I grabbed my lumix and headed out the door to capture the blossoming fruit trees 
and a beautiful blue hyacinth for the soul.

Spring is nature's way of saying "let's party!"
the late, great Robin Williams.

This pretty blue and white variegated primula with a bright yellow eye
could get any party started!

Joining Judith @ Lavender Cottage


  1. Loving all the wonders of spring.

  2. Spring is in the air. It doesn't help allergies, but I love the smell of all of the flowers. I think I am going to have a container of flowers that will set on my steps small enough that I can take care of it. I just have to decide what I want to put into it. It will give me another reason to be outside and enjoy the fresh air. We are starting another rainy day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley@shirleystitches

  3. Hi dear Maggie - how right you are about the lightning effect in the garden lately - a few days of warmth and sunshine, a sprinkling of rain, and everything lightens and brightens with blossom and color. The pollen? I won't even go there!!
    I love blue hyacinths, my favorite by far, and those blue primulas are fabulous, must find some for next year. They make me think of blue and white transferware, a favorite ironstone of course.

    Enjoy today my dear and may the week ahead be full of springtime joys.
    Love, Mary

  4. love your gorgeous spring shots... Oh wish I was in normandy to enjoy this beauty. It is an amazing place!

  5. I love the smell of Hyacinths one of my favorite
    Hope your week is crazy and fun

  6. Simply lovely - I adore the flowers in spring.

  7. An early morning on a bright spring day is most wonderful there is. Your blue and white primulas are so pretty!

  8. Hello Maggie. You are so right about things changing suddenly in the garden these days. There's always something new and interesting to look at.
    Your hyacinths look wonderful and I'm sure they smell heavenly. Pretty, pretty flowers. Enjoy the week ahead.

  9. Things do change so quickly in the spring! We have had a cold March and then lots of rain and dreary days yet suddenly the greening is appearing everywhere!

    Lovely flowers you have in your shots :)

  10. Things do seem to change over night, don't they?! Suddenly, Spring arrives and Mother Nature agrees with Robin Williams ... party time it is! Pretty primula.

  11. Glorious blooms Maggie especially those primulas.

  12. These are wonderful pictures from your garden, Maggie! I love seeing new buds and blooms. :) Hyacinths are the most fragrant flower, aren't they? Just like perfume. All looks lovely, and your primroses are charming.

    Visiting from Mosaic Monday -- have a great week!



  13. There's something new to see every day in spring isn't there? I really like the variegated primula.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Maggie.

  14. Spring is such a lovely time of the year. Your flowers are just beautiful! Have a happy week ahead and thanks for stopping by my blog..

  15. Love, love, love that Robin Williams quote and how wonderful it is with your amazing flowers. They are absolutely astounding!

  16. Hi Maggie! Oh, how gorgeous! I love spring flowers! Yours are perfect! Mr. Badger is still in Ireland. He'll get himself into the mail soon! Yikes!


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