Monday, 21 May 2012

S is for Swan for ABC Wednesday

S is for Swan and the River Severn and I am linking up with ABC Wednesday - the header pic this week was taken last weekend on a Stopover at Worcester -= how Serene and elegant were they and ohh so many!
The stroll along the the river path was Sensational = more Shots of the Swans Swimming Sedately along waiting for titbits from passerbys.
The bells were Sounding out from the cathedral with its Spires towering over the leafy riverbank.
S is for Show and the Spring Malvern Flower Show - a great day out - the weather was good and the mood intense - as we moved from Stall to Stall - pulling our trolley along Stacking in Stuff that took the eye.
Seriously though the choice was Superb here are a few of my favourite Shots.
A favourite - Himalayan Blue Poppy - I have a plant in a container bought last year - but it has not flowered as yet - I am awaiting that event!!
Delicate Lewisia
Gorgeous floral arrangement - what a colour scheme
And another...
A selection of Alpine plants -
I bought one of these Primulas
Loved this anemone - didn't buy one - trolley was full or so OH insisted!!
Aquilegia - wonderful white and so many blooms
Bright pink Ranuculas
And look - these were my purchases - I just need some quality time now to put them in Situ An unusual Scilla
Linking today to ABC Wednesday - Nature Notes and Our World Tuesday Off now to check my Himalayan Poppy for buds !! - picture to follow I wish !!

32 comments:

  1. Awesome flower arrangement love it!

    Kim, MI

    Inviting you to join Water World Wednesday

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    1. I really liked their colour schemes - very clever

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  2. Breathtaking flowers. What is that makes us go completely nuts when we are buying plants...I want them all!
    Jane x

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    1. Jane I find it hard to have any self control in those situations OH usually puts the brakes on giving me chance to have second thoughts - well that,s the theory I think !!

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  3. Your garden is going to be STUNNING! I wish I knew more about flowers and plants, but at least I do have some beautiful rose bushes.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Roses are fantastic especially the old fashioned highly perfumed shrub roses - I am presently at war with the weeds ! Jane

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  4. As usual, a sensational array of photos!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. Hi Tina did you spot the two ducks in the middle of my swan pic?

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  6. All the flowers are so beautifully displayed!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Malvern Spring Flower Show is always a must and it is held quite local to us - Jane

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  7. Oh, how lovely the flowers are and the swans in the river Severn are so regal! Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.
    Wil, ABC Team.

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    1. I am pleased you liked my swan pic - it was a beautiful morning on that day and the swans were a picture waiting to be taken - Jane

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  8. Great purchases and my goodness, I have never seen so many swans together.
    I think they are so majestic and lovely.

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    1. I was very pleased with my purchases at the show - I love a plant sale and this one was huge! we went in at 9am and came out at 6 - have a good week -Jane

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  9. Oh how beautiful all the flowers are..so many shapes and colors..Lovely and I have never seen a swan in person so I would have enjoyed that also...Michelle

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    1. Michelle they are so graceful and they sail by with their head turned watching your every move - they mate for life and I think they are pure magic especially in flight - Jane

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  10. A beautiful posting for S, - I love the blue poppies.

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    1. Yes I love the blue poppies too - I have a plant but it has only been in the garden 1 year - well it is in a large pot but it has yet to flower - Jane

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  11. Beautiful swans! i so hope they are not pinioned, as they are here in Vancouver. You made some Superb purchases. I bet people will love Sauntering through your magnificent garden!

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    1. No these are totally wild swans and they are fantastic in flight - Jane

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  12. gorgeous flowers! the swans are beautiful.

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    1. Thankyou for calling Luna - Jane

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  13. Nice to see many lovely swans. The flowers are stunning!

    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com

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    1. I didn,t actually count them - we did try and then estimated that there must have been close to 100 swans

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  14. Gorgeous blooms!

    S is for..
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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    1. Thanks for calling chubskulit -

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  15. Jan,e your swans are just beautiful! And I love the blue poppies. What a great flower show. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.

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  16. Thankyou for your comment - the show was great and the walk in Worcester was very therapeutic - especially the swans

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