Monday, 16 April 2012


 Last night we returned from a week in the Borders. Long walks, days on the beach, eating breakfast outside and breathing in fresh spring air was much needed by all of us. We read, explored, chatted, played, laughed and relaxed. Looking through the photos last night I realised that the overwhelming colour of the week was green. Yes, there were huge blue skies, frothy white blossom (and lambs a plenty), angry grey hail clouds, rainbows and little red squirrels, but if I close my eyes now and think back on the week it is green that fills my head.

 The bluebells were just starting to flower. In the next couple of weeks I suspect that there will be little green in this wood...
 The huge spring tides flooded the Urr making it almost like a lake. (Perhaps I should say loch...)

 SmallBean and I took a hike up Screel. To reach the top you have to walk through dark pine forests. The lichen and moss on the trees were the sunlight managed to penetrate was amazing, dripping from the boughs.

 The chestnuts were ahead in the leaf race...
 ...but the lambs won the Ahhh Factor. And no, we can't have one as a pet.

Cambridge is looking greener than it was a week ago. On a much more controlled and smaller scale. What are your Easter colour memories?


  1. Definitely green - we came back from Sussex to a garden that seemed to have exploded into spring.

  2. Sadly our easter seemed mainly grey - far too wet for my liking - oh and brown as the boys ate their own body weights in chocolate.

    Loving all the lush green and why can't you have a pet lamb - plenty of green spaces in Cambridge for grazing ;)

  3. oh your green holiday looks perfectly heavenly xxx

  4. Colour was mainly brown. Brown chocolate, brown mud in the garden from the kids churning up the grass and brown for coffee to warm me up.

    Am loving your green though :)

  5. Beautiful, beautiful pictures.

    I would have to say mine was yellow and heavy laden clouds!

    Oh to holidays.

    Nina xxxx

  6. Great photos! It's so nice and green here too, I've tried to get my husband to let me have a pet lamb, there's loads around here! :) x

  7. Gosh, that really is *green*! I love the vibrant greens of a wet spring, and despite the drought that's what many of use seem to have isn't it. Great photos :D