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Palm Sunday ... please take a walk with me.

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Early this morning, whilst writing my diary entry for yesterday, not much different to the past days due to lockdown, I read that it is Palm Sunday.

Now, neither I nor my husband are religious but we both thought our daily early morning walk could be round to our local village church and back today. The church is closed for the time being and with so little traffic about, it really was a peaceful stroll.

He spotted this hand painted rainbow on a stone, propped on top of a fence post, possibly put there by a child.

We saw some rainbow paintings/drawings in the windows of a few houses too.

Approaching the church there are some recently built houses, where a magnificent old house with a large garden once stood. We were told, as children, that it was a haunted house and always went past it really fast!

I am glad to say that some of the shrubs were not removed and now form the boundary.

At the lych gate to the church is a blossom tree in full bloom now.

Here’s a close up of the stunning white blossom.

Now we are in the churchyard where some of the really old and neglected graves have been covered in Vinca.

I loved these Bergenia with their huge leaves.

After visiting my Grandparents grave, where Mum’s ashes are now interred, this enormous Heather and a huge Eucalyptus tree caught my eye.

We left the churchyard and walked along Vicarage Lane where the scent of a shrub, whose name I just cannot remember, was superb, so sweet!

Here are some photos of yet another beautiful blossom tree …

as we walked along another residential road I saw this lovely little plant growing through the fence. Anybody know the name of it please?

I hope the sun is shining down upon your garden today, but more importantly, I hope you all keep safe and well.

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Its Akebia quinata Shirley...or Chocolate Vine. The flowers have a scent of vanilla like chocolate. :)

5 Apr, 2020

 

I love that little rainbow pebble...i think I shall make a rainbow on one of my slate hearts. :) Thanks for the inspiration x

5 Apr, 2020

 

Planted the Akebia chocolate vine last year...no flowers out yet...a very peaceful walk,Shirley.....takes you away from the current turmoil.

5 Apr, 2020

 

Karen, many thanks for the name. I bet you will make a lovely job of a rainbow!

Julia, you must post photos when the flowers bloom ... they are so pretty. I am able to 'switch off' from the sadness of the world today when I am out in the garden.

5 Apr, 2020

 

We grow the cream Akebia Quinata......have posted several photos on here over the years....
You were lucky to have enjoyed such a tranquil walk away from this crazy world....loved the trees, a good year for blossom...

5 Apr, 2020

 

What a lovely refreshing blog. Your photos are lovely too.

5 Apr, 2020

 

The blossom photos are beautiful, ours aren't out yet so still have them to look forward to. Love the rainbow stone.
Thank you for sharing!

5 Apr, 2020

 

Such beautiful trees and plants looks a lovely place.

5 Apr, 2020

 

Love the blossom over the gate, idea setting for a wedding picture, and the Akebia.

5 Apr, 2020

 

What a wonderful walk to and from church, Shirley. Some really lovely trees and shrubs blooming really beautifully! The flowering shrub on Vicarage Lane looks so pretty. The chocolate vine looks like a plant I would like, the colours are really lovely.
I’ve seen lots of rainbow pictures in windows around our area. The little girl next door has chalked rainbows all over their drive too.

5 Apr, 2020

 

These lovely photos took me with you on your walk which was just joyous. You saw many beautiful things to brighten your day.

5 Apr, 2020

 

Dotty, I shall search out your pics of Akebia.

Thanks for looking in Marjories, Sunny and 3d ... :o)

Siris, I have a couple of old black and white photos of my Aunt (Mum's much younger sister) and my own sister walking through the lych gate on their wedding days.

Kate, we took our daily walk at 08.30 today and were pleased to see some folk had not only placed Rainbow pictures in their windows, but also Bears for children who are doing the 'Going on a Bear Hunt' trail'!!

Glad you enjoyed the walk too Chris ... :o)

6 Apr, 2020

 

😊

6 Apr, 2020

 

Thank you for all the beautiful blossom. It does your heart good doesn't it? I hadn't heard of spreading rainbows around - what a lovely idea.

6 Apr, 2020

 

Thanks Stera - this morning I saw many Magnolias in bud - give it a couple of days and they will be looking fabulous!

Also saw some Bears in house windows as well as rainbows - :o))

7 Apr, 2020

 

lovely photos very bright ,,keep safe xx

8 Apr, 2020

 

Oh hello Mark, good to see you on here. Hope you are keeping safe and well. x

8 Apr, 2020

 

hello yes we are doing well ty its nice to be back on stay safe xxx

10 Apr, 2020

 

Lovely blog ShirleyT I think the scented shrub may be a viburnum, hard to tell with small pic, but they are wonderful shrubs:-)

10 Apr, 2020

 

Mark, great to know you are all good. Beautiful sunny day down here, ate sandwich lunch outdoors, shame it's a 'lockdown' weekend though!

Thanks Ba ... I fell in love with the scent of it ... :o)

10 Apr, 2020

 

I`ve really enjoyed that walk that your pics have just taken me on especially all that wonderful blossom, I must admit for me spring is such a wondrous time, however, am feeling a little sad as my aquiba is looking nothing like the one you have shown, in fact its looking very straggly this year.

11 Apr, 2020

 

Phyl, I'm with you as Spring is my favourite season. I wonder why your Akebia is looking straggly. Must admit, I know nothing about them .....

11 Apr, 2020

 

I enjoyed that walk with you Shirley ! I think its definitely a Viburnham as B.A. said and I have one silmilar but still in bud and its the Snowball Tree, Viburnham Opulus.
That little stone was so touching . What a lovely thing to have done!
So many Spring flowers and trees to see too! I love this time of year.

16 Apr, 2020

 

Thanks for looking in Rose and for the shrub I.D. which I shall look up later. On a wall outside a bungalow on one of our village walks there are about a dozen little pebbles, each one painted in a different colour with a different message. Keeping the children occupied in these tough times no doubt. Day 31 of lockdown for me today ... :o((

16 Apr, 2020

 

What a beautiful walk Shirley. The blossom is stunning! We need to keep looking to nature to help us through these unprecedented times. Another three week is going to be hard fro a lot of people.

17 Apr, 2020

 

Thats lovely Shirley ! I would get emotional seeing all these pebbles and we don't really know how long this lock down is going to be so we all have to keep positive !

17 Apr, 2020

 

Julia, there's something magical about blossom and I wholeheartedly agree that we need to keep looking at nature. Mind yo, we have a grey and wet day today so no going outdoors at the moment ... :o(

Rose, never a truer word was said ... :o)

17 Apr, 2020

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