Thursday, 9 May 2013

Just Gone Five On A Mid-Spring Morn.

It was just gone five on a mid-spring morn.  I strolled to the top of our garden.  And to the north east, I looked, so longingly and listened, so carefully.  I watched the gentle swaying of newly budded trees.  Sweet songs of morning birds, enchanted with their call. 
To the north west, through the branches on the tree, I saw the sleepy town, noted the rolling hills.  
And on this magical morn, resplendent colours of a Pieris bush, a "Forest Flame", dazzled proudly in the early light.
The wee folks looked so happy.  The solar lamp wind chime now had its pride of place.  The breeze whooshed by.  The windmill spun.  The wind chime played a nature's tune.
Back inside and beyond the window, beyond the picket fence, beyond the wee folks, the windmill, the wind chimes, the eerie mist of magic, a foreground to the pink tinged sky.  Soon the sun would rise above the eastern horizon.  Symbolic of hope in this green and pleasant land.  

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    1. Hi Delores,

      Thanks and I know you relate to the gentle ambience of a new dawn.

      Happy weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  2. This last photo is captivating, Gary. It's eerie and beautiful. The wee and bigger folk have much to be happy about.

    Take good care,
    xoRobyn

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    1. Hi Robyn,

      I almost got caught up in that last photo. Almost floated away with the eerie beauty. Well said, the wee folks and the bigger folks have much to be happy about.

      Be well and a lovely weekend to you.

      Gary :) x

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  3. It's beautiful! Yes, that last shot is so atmospheric.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      And don't we just get caught up in the atmospheric beauty that the world offers. Thank you, Alex.

      A peaceful weekend to you.

      Gary

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    2. Gary, wanted you to know that your comment at my site almost made Donna do a spit take on her computer. I just might have to post a photo of a cabbage in your honor.

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    3. Alex, thanks for the follow-up comment. Oops, not recommended that Donna potentially spits wine on her screen. I'd be honoured if you posted up a photo of cabbage in my honour. Perhaps start a vegetable theme. Lettuce think about that....

      Thanks dude, Donna and your good self, rock!

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  4. Beautifully articulated, which perfectly match those stunning photo's.

    Will be in touch, good sir. Take care :)

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      Very kind of you to say and I'm heartened that the words, the photos worked together.

      Look forward to the interaction. Be well, dear friend and a peaceful remainder of the weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  5. It's beautiful Gary, cheered my day.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      That is beautiful that this cheered your day. I'm wishing so much positivity for you, dear lady.

      A peaceful, pleasant weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  6. What glorious photos! Happy Spring, indeed!

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Such photos on a glorious morn. Happy spring to you, Susan.

      May your weekend be wonderful.

      Gary :)

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  7. Great pics! So glad spring is here...

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    1. Hi JoJo,

      Thank you for that. Now for the renewed hope that spring can bring.

      A peaceful weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  8. That Forest Flame flower is gorgeous! And your wee folk look mighty happy too. :)

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    1. Hi Laura,

      It sure is and to see it look so brilliant so early in the day. The wee folks are dancing and singing happy tunes :)

      A lovely weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  9. I have to agree with all of thee, oh woe as me, I must have ate a bad flea, but yes that last photo is awesome indeed, captured much in it at your feed.

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    1. Ah Pat or Cat,
      Sorry about that
      If you ate a bad flea
      You must be sick at your sea
      The last photograph
      Wont make you barf

      A better weekend for you
      This must be true.

      It's Gary
      You see :)

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  10. Hope always springs eternal, my friend....great post and well done! :)

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    1. Hi Mark,

      Hope springs and all sorts of things, my friend. Thank you for your kind words, Mark.

      A great weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  11. Hi Y'all!

    What a beautiful morning!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Howdy Hawk,

      Oh what a beautiful morning!

      We're on our way, later on, y'all :)

      A pawsitive weekend to you and your humans.

      Gary :)

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    1. Hi Carrie,

      Oh yeah, we're just loving the spring! :)

      Happy weekend, Carrie.

      Gary :)

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  13. Look how bright it is at that time of the morning. Beautiful. It doesn't get light around here until 6:30 or so.

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    1. Hi Al,

      And soon it will be getting light at four in the morning. An amazing morning, indeed. I reckon you are somewhat further south.

      A peaceful weekend to you, good sir.

      Gary :)

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  14. Lovely place for the wee folk, the doggy nobility, and mere humans to enjoy. That last picture is quite magical!

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    1. Hi Robin,

      A symbolic garden of hope where all creatures can rejoice and humans can learn. Thank you and there's magic out there :)

      A magical weekend to you, Robin.

      Gary :)

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  15. Your last pic looks ethereal.

    How are you doing? Did Penny get her interview questions from Sir Poops and Hair Ball.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. Hi Shelly,

      A dreamlike ambience to that last photo.

      You may well know that Penny has emailed back Sir Poops and Hair Ball. Hope they have updated you :)

      A hugs and chocolate weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  16. Ah Spring in your part of the world is just beautiful.....
    Bert and My Vickie

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    1. Hi Bert and Vickie,

      When we get the signs of spring, it truly is beautiful here.

      A peaceful weekend to you both.

      Gary :)

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  17. Beautiful pictures. I love all the colors of spring. Our lilacs are just blooming. The splashes of purple everywhere amongst the new greens is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Christine,

      Thank you. Oh yes, the resplendent colours on offer in the spring. You paint a wondrous picture in my mind. Purples and greens, marvellous.

      A blooming lovely weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  18. You took some magical pictures, Gary. As I looked at them, all I could say was WOW!

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    1. Hi Arleen,

      That's very nice of you. And may the wow factor continue to resonate.

      A peaceful weekend to you, my friend.

      Gary :)

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  19. How simply beautiful. I do hope that the day lives up to its early promise.

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    1. Hi Elephant's Child,

      The promise of that hopeful morn, lived through the day. The next day, alas, it rained. Never mind :)

      A wonderful rest of the weekend to you, dear friend.

      Gary :)

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  20. Such lovely pictures. So inspiring and beautiful. Your words did them justice.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Yolanda,

      Thank you kindly for that. I'm very pleased that you thought the words did justice to the photos.

      A peaceful weekend, Yolanda.

      Gary :)

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  21. It's a beautiful time of the day! The wee folks look so happy and content especially with that big flower windmill! Take care
    x

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    1. Hi Old Kitty,

      It sure is and you can get really immersed in the wonder of it all. The wee folks are inviting over some of their friends from Holland and Lincolnshire :)

      Happy weekend, Old Kitty.

      Gary :)
      x

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  22. What a wonderful morning walk this must have been my friend. Morning is my absolute favorite time of day...there's so much beauty.

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    1. Hi Keith,

      Indeed, my friend, it most certainly was. And yes, the early morn, a time of reflection amidst the tranquil splendour. Thank you, Keith.

      A positive weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  23. A couple of those are so surreal and atmospheric. Good eye with a camera, Gary.

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    1. Hi Diane,

      Oh yes, surreal and atmospheric are perfect words. I do like to dabble with a bit of photography and thanks for your kind words.

      Happy weekend, Diane.

      Gary :)

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  24. What a peaceful and beautiful way to start the day, and to be so aware of that peace and beauty. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love your views. What a great place to live.

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      A most inspiring and blessed way to start the day. I know you embrace such ambience and that reflects in your thoughtful comment. I'm grateful to live in a beautiful location. The garden, a sanctuary for the soul.

      A peaceful weekend, Lisa.

      Gary :)

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  25. Lovely views and beautiful words. I am not surprised to see those wee folks happy. Thank you for sharing this uplifting post. Peace and hope.

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    1. Hi Julia,

      Most grateful for you kind words. The wee folks are content and wish the same for humanity. It was my pleasure to share this and thank you for being a part of the experience.

      A peaceful, hopeful weekend to you.

      Gary :)

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  26. soooo peaceful and beautiful! The lighting in that last photo is so magical!

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    1. Hi Caren and Cody,

      Yes, the peace, the beauty. And such magic in that last photo :)

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

      Gary :)

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  27. Great pictures! The joys of spring.

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    1. Hi Jeff,

      Thank you, my friend. Such joys of spring and wishing you an inspirational holiday.

      Happy weekend, Jeff.

      Gary :)

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  28. "Eerie mist of magic" depicts the photos so beautifully. Why wouldn't the Wee Folks be happy. I'd love it if I lived in your garden, Gary. I felt tranquil just reading this. I do have to ask. Does Penny ever pee on the Wee Folks? A shower of sorts?

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    1. Hi Joylene,

      I'm truly thankful that you thought those words depict the feeling I was trying to create from the photos. The wee folks are happy and getting happier. You are welcome to live in my garden. If this gave you sense a tranquillity, that is a magical outcome. Penny wee on the wee folks? I sure hope she hasn't. Although she pooped on a pixie. Penny mentions she would love you to live in the garden....

      Happy weekend, eh!

      Gary :)

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  29. I love those moments. And I loved these pictures. You're a lucky man for appreciating them, Gary. I send you my best!

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    1. Hi Al Diaz,

      I can tell you love such moments. Thank you for liking the photos. We both appreciate the magic that the great outdoors has to offer. Your best wishes are gratefully received and right back to you, my friend.

      A happy weekend in Mexico, to you, Al.

      Gary :)

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  30. I loved this post, Gary. Thank you for sharing your early morning thoughts and photos.

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    1. Hi Suzanne,

      I'm most appreciative that you loved this post, Suzanne. Thank you for sensing my early morning experience.

      A wonderful weekend to you, my friend.

      Gary :)

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  31. What beautiful photos. I love the eeriness of the early morning.

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    1. Hi Annalisa,

      Thank you and oh yes, the eeriness of the early morning is a wonder to behold.

      A happy weekend to you, Annalisa.

      Gary :)

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  32. That second shot is rather beautiful

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    1. Hi John,

      Why thank you. I thought you'd like the fourth shot :)

      A happy weekend in Wales to you and your cocks.

      Gary :)

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  33. Oh what a beautiful story and how enchanting the garden looks...salutations to the wee folks :).

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    1. Hi Petronela,

      Thank you very much, lovely lady. The wee folks in the enchanting garden are singing the joys of spring.

      Gary :)

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  34. Got back from vacation and the weather here is still crappy. However seeing the leaves on the trees and the purple Wisteria in bloom and the grape vine thriving, makes up for the cold. Love your photos, the wee folks are so lucky. (:

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    1. Hi Elise,

      Oh no, well I'm sure you had a great vacation :) The day after I took those photos, we had a hale storm! Pleased to note, that despite the crap weather you came back to, you rejoice in the colourful blooms and I heard it though the grapevine. Thank you for liking the photos. The lucky wee folks wish you some better weather.

      Gary :)

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  35. Gary, Gary... Spring's got a hold on you too. Beautifully written. Spring's been turning everybody into a poet these past few weeks. Love that pic of that Forest Flame. Looks kind a hot. ;)

    Have a great weekend, my friend.

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    1. Hi The Blue Grumpster,

      Indeed, spring has grabbed me by the bedding plants. Thank you for your kind words. Ah yes, a poetic theme, perhaps a dream. Some of the poets make us scream :) The Forest Flame is hot. More hot than a forget-me-not.

      Hope you had a peaceful weekend, good friend.

      Gary :)

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  36. The weather is looking up Gary, and you pictures really look pretty. The wind chimes will certainly be making wonderful music this summer and those plants make everything seem much brighter.

    What a lovely garden space you have there too. Room enough for my tent Gary? I'll bring the wine and BBQ :)

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    1. Hi Rum-Punch Drunk,

      The weather was looking up. Hopefully, we can look up again soon and see the return of some sunshine :) We have two wind chimes in our garden. The music of nature breezes such magical tunes.

      There's enough room in my garden for a music festival. An in tents situation. BBQ and wine, sounds divine :)

      Gary :)

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  37. Hi Gary - gosh you had a lovely morning ... the blackbirds singing too ... it looks lovely - I hope all is safe and well with you all and the gnomes watching over their corner .. with the wind chime happily chiming away right now ..

    Cheers from a windy and chilly Eastbourne .. Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      It was most certainly a lovely Thursday morning, complete with the singing of the birds. All is well here, thank you. The gnomes are safe and the wind chime rings.

      Hope you got some better weather over the weekend. I know ours has returned to cold and rainy. Oh well.

      Thank you, Hilary.

      Gary :)

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  38. Conjuring thoughts... I've heard the dawn chorus twice lately, rising at the same insane hour. Pretty dawn sky meets the magical folk. It must be Spring.
    Laura
    x

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    1. Hi Laura,

      Ah, the dawn chorus. Perhaps we should go out at such an insane time and sing along with the birds :) Pink sky and the magical wee folks. Such is the wonder of spring.

      Thank you, Laura.

      Gary :)
      x

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  39. Very, very pleasant and soothing. Hope the weekend is good and Happy "Mother's" Day to you.(smile)

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    1. Hi Dixie,

      That's delightful of you. The weekend was cold and rainy. I had a lovely second "Mother's Day" of the year, thank you :) Reflective blessings in regards to your latest posting, Dixie.

      Gary :)

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  40. Love how the mist is rising over your enchanted little garden of wee folks. If you seen my yard,.... you would shake your head in disgust.

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    1. Hi Terry,

      The mist is quite something. Turn away and you um mist it. The garden is full of enchantment and magical wee folks. I know your garden is going to be just fine :) Thank you, Terry.

      Gary :)

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  41. Oh so lovely! I've just come in from gardening. I waged war on some very pesky weeds with long taproots, and won. I also planted my newest sunflowers. I've tried so many over the years that now they sow themselves, and I never know what I'm going to get. This year I'm trying "evening colors mixed shades". I have them marked with popsicle sticks so that I won't mix them up with the volunteers.

    Gotta know - what's up with the cabbage at Alex's place???
    Tina @ Life is Good

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    1. Hi Tina,

      Yes, my garden is lovely :) Considering the weather has been awful since then, I don't know how I manage to get any gardening done. Glad you are winning the war on the weeds. Mixing colours and making sure the tallest plants are in the background and the shortest in the foreground, works very well. You have volunteers that look like popsicle sticks? Ignore me :)

      I made a note in a comment that Alex is so popular he could post up a photo of a cabbage and like get a zillion comments and thousand new followers! Which meant, he just couldn't resist sticking up a cabbage on his site. With that, I shall go and take the canoe to my garden.

      Gary :)

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.