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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Pictures of my walk, and a competition.

Hello. It looks a lovely morning out there, hope it's going to be a good day for doing some jobs outdoors. I recently took my camera with me and took a few shots as I did my normal walk around the village. Such a lot of colour about at the moment, lifts the spirit. 
Blossoms on the trees in abundance.

I love the way these are spilling over the rockery wall. Don't ask me to name any flowers, I only know a few basic ones. Purple, my favourite colour.

There is a competition going on with two houses opposite each other. How many daffodils and tulips can you fit into the borders. The daffs are on their way out now. I can't decide which one wins.


Just inside someone garden, blossoms, and a monkey puzzle tree.

A stroll between the white and pink. The daffs in the wide verges are now gone.

This is in a quiet road where not many people go.

This end has open fields backing onto it.

A sprinkling of white climbing up inside the conifers.

Here is one of the many doggies I see on my walk. This little chap has been poorly, his owner was most concerned. After expensive vets visits and a lot of TLC thankfully he has pulled through. He is always pleased to see me and loves a doggy treat from my pocket. It's lovely to see him so cheerful.

The border pansies look nice.

This is another quiet road, I can walk in the middle of the road here. I prefer to do that whenever I can as some of the pavements are lumpy bumpy.

I'm not too keen on the way people block pave or gravel over their front garden, but I suppose if they leave at least a bit of space for planting that's better than none at all.

Same trees from the other side.

I've been watching this man do up his front garden, bit by bit. It was a big mess, bushes that needed cutting back, and all manner of rubble. He's done a good job. Railways sleepers for the edging, a new hedge planted at the front, a new gate, and new turf laid. Looks a treat now. As a quirky addition he has put an old Post Office letter box, now repainted black, by the gate. It does say it's private, so I hope he doesn't get people thinking it's a regular box and put their letters into it.


There's a few piccies of my regular village walk, now let's see some of yours. I am asking the International Walking Group members to send in one photograph of where you walk the most often. In your neighbourhood or surrounding area. Send it to my email address, it's on the sidebar. You have a month to do this, I will publish them on the 1st of June, the next check in date. Give us a flavour of what you see when you walk. Be careful where you take the photo, steer clear of anything which will identify and pinpoint the exact location. I don't want names of places, or street names. Be careful not to snap names and numbers of houses. Those that send a photo will be put into a prize draw, I will make up a goody bag for the winner. Happy snapping.

Thanks for popping in, I'm off outside now. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

25 comments:

  1. what a lovely place to live - looks idyllic!!

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  2. Gorgeous Spring flowers and tree blossom round your way. I love the magnolia (in the gravelled garden), it's one of my favourites.

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  3. Beautiful! We have nothing so stunning, here.

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  4. Barbara (Canada)3 May 2018 at 13:21

    How lovely! Nothing but pine trees here. Everyone does put out fabulous planters though for our three short months of summer.

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  5. Those pictures made my day,all so cheerful and pretty

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  6. Hi Ilona, I'd love to send pictures of my neighbourhood and surroundings I walk in daily, but have you set a limit to the amount?
    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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    1. Hi Jeanneke. Thank you for the 22 photo's, I had to laugh. They are very nice. Sorry, but only room for one here. I think you have picked the best one out, in the second email. I've put a link to your blog on the sidebar if anyone wants to see more pictures of where you live. If anyone clicks on it for a read, it has a translation button on it.

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  7. What a beautiful walk.
    J x

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  8. Fabulous pictures Ilona. I love all the flowers and blossom. The purple flower is Aubrieta. Very nice cascading over a wall.
    What a great idea about the photos. It will be lovely to get a glimpse of where other members of the group regularly enjoy walking.
    Jacquie x

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  9. Beautiful! This is one of my favorite posts ever. I love flowers.

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  10. what lovely photos ilona especially the lovely little dog. like you i am a huge animal lover and have two cats amy and benny short for benjamin. i enjoy your posts and am turning to plant based food as it is so good for our health. have a lovely weekend. love lizxxx

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  11. Way behind up here in NE Scotland. I think the purple flower is toadflax.

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  12. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Splendid colours - thanks for the treat! I think the picture competition idea is wonderful.

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  14. Lovely photos Ilona,it looks a lovely area where you live.I wish every one would take pride in the front of their houses where I live.Most do,but all you need is one that doesnt and it seems to spoil it for the rest.It doesnt cost anything to sweep the front,swill it down,pull the weeds up and maybe even a small pot plant near the front door.When i was a kid and lived in a terraced street,..no front gardens,but the women there used to be sweeping the front and scooping the dust and any litter up,not just leaving it in the gutter like they do in that area now!.They would also be out there scrubbing the steps and the entrys between the houses were also swept and swilled down.Those houses,in your area,look lovely to walk by.And what a cute little dog aswell!!xx

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  15. It looks a lovely place to live Ilona.I would send a picture of my walks but not sure how to x

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    1. I know what you mean Flis!,I wouldnt have a clue how to do it!xx

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  16. So much beautiful blossom around every corner and lovely to see all the gardens being well looked after. The post box is interesting I'm assuming it's a reproduction as the genuine older ones sell for a lot of money. Pleased to hear you little doggy friend is feeling better ..big hugs to him x

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    1. Hi. Yes, it is a reproduction post box. I knocked on the door and asked.

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  17. Such gorgeous photos - you live in a lovely area! And yes, it is much appreciated by walkers when people make an effort with their gardens.
    Things are just starting to bud here and we are on cherry blossom each at High Park. That is my favourite spot to walk and I'm lucky to live so close to it. Their website has a whole gallery of photos so I am enclosing the link if anyone would like to take a look - I hope that is ok Ilona.

    http://www.highparktoronto.com/gallery.php


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  18. Great Idea Ilona I will send a pic in due course. Lovely pics of where you live, really nice.

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  19. it is beautiful with blossom and spring flowers. We have one back in the park covered in cowslips - lovely to see.

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  20. Sandy in the USA4 May 2018 at 04:25

    Very pretty gardens, beautiful. It looks so green and lush there and, as I am in the desert, I will be submitting a pic of my desert walk :)

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  21. What a beautiful display of flowers you have captured during your walk around your village. Such a cheery sight.

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  22. That dog is like a cute little bear. I love him.

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