Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Spring bulbs on a rainy day

Now that the winter solstice has passed us by and the days are ever so slowly getting longer.
Today is one of those rainy days but the sight of a few bright daffodils in the carpark and snow drops growing in a pot at home, makes you feel that Spring will be on its way.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and lately I haven't found much time to spend at the computer.
Our bags are packed and tomorrow we are off on holiday to escape the winter and hopefully see some sunshine.
We are staying two nights in HongKong and then flying to London and then on to France. There is always so much to do with preparing for a getaway, so had better get back to it.
Hopefully will have some time sitting at the airport lounge to get the chance to come and say hello.
Have a lovely week and hope all is well with you


  1. My dearest Carolyn,
    it is so funny to see your Daffodils blooming! Yes, you will have Springtime now, and we are looking forward to autumn ....
    I am sure, you are so happy to have longer days and getting all the wonderful springflowers now!
    Hope you are well, I will write soon, too much to do at the moment, sorry for this, my dear friend!
    Sending much Love and hugs,

  2. Hi, myself also dont have much time to blog, its summer here
    but its raining a lot, have a blessed trip, we will be here
    waiting for your lovely post...loves soraya

  3. Beautiful flowers! I love gardening :) It's one of my favorite things to do.

    xo Azu


  4. Hello Carolyn
    It's all looking very Springy in your garden - snowdrops are my faves!

    I've only been back a few weeks and I wish I could escape this brutal winter.
    The weather was extremely hot when we were in France but my daughter says it is much more comfortable now!

    Have a wonderful trip - looking forward to your posts from afar.
    Shane 🙋

  5. Bonjour Carolyn
    Enjoyed seeing some Spring flowering bulbs from the other side of the World :)
    Where will you be in France ? At the moment we are still enjoying nice sunny days, Have a wonderful holiday,

  6. Wonderful to be seeing spring flowers again!! One of my favourite blog loves is seeing two seasons at once! Hope that you have a great time on your holiday and that your travels are all safe and good. xx

  7. Hello Carolyn,
    I hope you have a safe and happy trip.
    Big hug,

  8. Hi Carolyn! Your flowers are very nice! Enjoy the beginning spring!

  9. Lovely post, have a beautiful week dear! <3

  10. Always so crazy you spring we autumn...lovely...our world is great ...enjoy love Ria..x

  11. Oh goodness, how wonderful! Have a fantastic, magical, and safe journey!

  12. Carolyn, have a fun time on your trip. Wow, three wonderful places! The girls just got back from France, and had the best time. Your daffodils are so cheerful and pretty. I've always loved that flower. It's raining there, and so very hot here. We are right in the middle of summer.

    Wishing you happy days to come,
    love, ~Sheri

  13. Beautiful signs of spring! Have a wonderful trip - it sounds amazing! xo Karen

  14. Daffodils are always an uplifting harbinger of spring!
    Enjoy your vacation!

  15. Hi Carolyn, looks like spring is on it's way to you and your flowers are lovely. We are approaching fall and we are hoping for cooler temps soon. I am returning after some time away for vacation and a step back from the computer. It really does one good.
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday vacation and get away. Safe travels and enjoy!!
    Hugs and Blessings, cm

  16. Dearest Carolyn,
    What a lovely time you are going to have coming up.
    Sounds like the perfect plan.
    Enjoy your 2nd summer time for 2015!

  17. Carolyn how wonderful, for you, with a trip to Europe, and both France and London are such amazing places, to make vacation. Love your little snowdrops in your pot!! Here it is late-summer, but still warm and lovely , - and I enjoy my walks and sitting in the garden with the afternoon tea !!
    Dear I wish you a fantastic travel, and many happy experiences. Come safe home again, and Enjoy!!
    Hugs, Dorthe

  18. Dear Carolyn,

    Happy to see spring is on it's way! Wishing you and your husband a wonderful time in Hongkong and in Europe. Have fun!

    Madelief x

  19. Oh, my dear, so I hope you will have wonderful experiences and a great journey!
    Hugs, deareast Carolyn,
    have a goot time!!!

  20. Our days are turning the other way! On a walk at the weekend we could almost smell Autumn and the mornings are getting slowly colder and darker. At least I will be able to turn to you and enjoy your spring and summer! Sarah x

  21. Oh Carolyn, wishing you a wonderful getaway. Have loads of fun my dear friend and enjoy!

    Hugs and Kisses,

  22. Wow, what an awesome holiday!! Have a wonderful time, be safe!!! xoxo

  23. Much love to you and as always I enjoy your blog so very much
    Love Jeanne

  24. Dear Carolyne, so sweet to see the little signs of spring, as the days are getting shorter here for us ... i so enkoy summer and hope it stays with us for some more weeks! Thanks for your lovely visit - have a fun sunday!

  25. Dear Carolyn,
    I love when you start to see little signs of spring (even is this means that here summer is ending), make me feel so happy and lighthearted!
    Lovely, sweet little flowers! :D

  26. So lovely to see daffodils.

    Have a wonderful holiday ...

    All the best Jan

  27. Dear Carolyn

    I'm just popping in to say hello - I imagine you are now enjoying the sights of London - wonderful!
    Looking forward to hearing all your news from afar.
    Happy travels

    PS - We've had a couple of beautiful Spring days and I've enjoyed being in the garden!

  28. Wish you a nice and fun
    vacation trip.
    Hugs and love/AM

  29. Hello sweet friend! Long time no talk...I hope you are well :) I hope you have a delightful trip! I can't wait to read all about it.

    Love and hugs to you!

  30. ❀ミ
    Boa viagem de férias!
    Tudo de bom com muita diversão e muitas alegrias!

    ♡ه° ·.

  31. Wow, que lindo, exitos en tuss viajes.


  32. -`✿´-
    ✿ Bom fim de semana com tudo de bom!
    -`✿´- Beijinhos.

  33. Dear Carolyn,
    Oh my, what a wonderful vacation this will be... I hope you are enjoying, and can't wait to hear all about it.
    Thank you so much for visiting, so good to see you there. Your kind words about Mittens, Meg and my drawing warmed my heart.

  34. Have a FUNtastic trip dear Carolyne! Am sure you'll bring back lozs of pictures and stories! xx

  35. Blessings to you and may all be going well this time of year as you see the sights,


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and I look forward to visiting you.

Carolyn xx