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Friday, October 7, 2016

Flowers - Five on Friday

It's Friday again and time to join in with Amy over at Love Made My Home for another Five on Friday.

Summer is at an end and the warmer air is starting to grow cooler. The nights are definitely drawing in and the mornings are darker longer. Summer is a time where everything is alive, blooming and bursting with colour. Autumn brings its own colour which slowly falls until there is little colour left. I love Autumn. It is a toss up between Autumn and Spring as to which is my favourite. Next week hubby and I are taking a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in hopes of seeing the beautiful colours of the abundance of trees. It will be my first time up there in Autumn. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will not be too early or too late.

Today I'm going to look back on some of the photos I took of flowers this summer. There were some gorgeous displays where Mum and I visited. I'm hoping that, in the midwinter when I'm tired of seeing whites and greys I can look back on this post and remember the beautiful colours that will come around again.


Colchester Castle - there are always such beautiful flower displays here. This one right by the castle features bees. All over the park are hives painted by children and facts about bees.


This year one of the main displays was about the cubs.




All around the park are beautiful displays of flowers.





Bury St. Edmunds - just beautiful. The Abbey Gardens, round by the cathedral and out of the gate. A fabulous place to visit if you get the chance. I have never been disappointed by a visit to the gardens.


A beautiful Thistle at Drumlanrig Castle. The gardens here were stunning. I shared a picture last week on my Five on Friday.



Threave Gardens in Scotland. Stunning flowers. So many different gardens to see. I don't think we even got to visit them all!




These were the first flowers of Spring. After the cold and the snow colour returned slowly but surely. I love the turning of the year. Autumn always reminds me of that. I am not looking forward to the colder and darker days of Winter. I don't like the snow. We get a lot of it. It gets really cold too. In the dead of winter everything seems so grey and dirty. Just when I'm about ready to think it will never end, things start popping up again, the wheel turns and the world renews.

22 comments:

  1. I agree autumn and spring are wonderful seasons. Think this winter could be harsh. Beautiful photos

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  2. I really miss the flowers when they've gone but, hey, they will be back again next year! It's all about the leaves at the moment.

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  3. Lovely flowers. We will miss them as Autumn moves in. But even Mother Nature needs a break every now and then! Happy Friday!

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  4. Beautiful post, bursting with colour. Hope you get lucky with the abundance of Autumn colour on your trip.

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  5. Beautiful flowers everywhere!
    I hope you get to see the leaves at their peak next week in the UP!

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  6. Thank you for the wonderful flower photos and lovely castles, Sharon!

    Yes, autumn is very beautiful. Our winter is long and cold too. At least, it makes us appreciate the short but precious summer we have. An eternal summer would be terribly boring, wouldn't it? :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. Beautiful pictures! Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Colletta

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  8. Oh so very beautiful...both the flower gardens AND the architecture. Stunning.

    Here in South Texas, I enjoy the winter and Springs...Autumn isn't much different that our hot summers...maybe cooler and drier for the most part, but still everything is blooming.

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  9. Lovely flowers all around the world. :) Still hot here in the desert. Winter is our growing season so looking forward to that in the coming months. In fact, I will start planting some seeds, hoping to have many more veges this year on my balcony garden.

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  10. Those displays really are lovely as are all the photos of what you saw. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. The display featuring the bees with the bee topiary is beautiful and I'm sure the children enjoyed taking part in the gardening there. It's good you took lots of photos and can look at them and be reminded of your holiday. I hope you have a lovely time next week and see those trees decked out in their Autumn colours.

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  12. Just think - without flowers, we'd have only one season with color. And that's if we live in a climate with seasons so the leaves turn.

    Love your photos.

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  13. Fabulous plantings and the house covered with parthenocissus or some other climber looks great!

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  14. Wow! The photos you shared of the beautiful gardens and flowers are amazing. Wishing you a wonderful day! Pat xx

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  15. Those photos will be such a lovely reminder when you are all snowed in. Have a good weekend. B x

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  16. Wonderful displays of flowers and so much colour. I hope you do not have too much snow this year and can stay cosy looking forward to next Spring, which is definitely my favourite season.

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  17. What gorgeous flowers you found on your travels.

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  18. You have shared many beautiful photos! I had to enlarge them to enjoy much more! Especially the second is my favorite. It is still hot here.
    Happy weekend to you!

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  19. colchester castle is only about an hour away from us, great place to visit and very hands on for the kids to get stuck in too :)

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful gardens! It looks like you had a lovely summer.

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  21. Lovely photos of some lovely flowers and garden plots.

    Diana

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  22. I am always in awe of the tapestries of colour some gardeners can create...such beauty in these gardens.

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