Early morning sunshine

When I got up, the early morning light gave the garden a really magical quality, I just had to get out there with my camera.

When the sun catches the new leaves of the Amelanchier tree, they definitely glow and look quite wonderful.

It will be a while before the sun gets onto the back garden, but everything is looking very sharp in the morning light.

More flowers are opening on the rockery each day, soon this will be taking over from the woodland which is still producing more little treasures each day.

An hour later, the sun has almost reached the back garden, just the sun, the birds and my camera, what better place could there be?

On my way back I noticed that my Pulsatilla on the scree is now fully open, what a difference a bit of sunshine makes.

I also noticed a familiar honey perfume wafting on the breeze and saw that my Euphorbia melliferra was in full flower, the perfume spreads across the whole garden.

A tiny narcissus flower on the scree, tall in stature but such a tiny flower, I don’t remember buying and planting this one!

Spring is such a wonderful time of year and when the light is just right, it is totally magical!  I went for my second vaccination this afternoon, so now feel that I can start going out again in a couple of weeks time, but will I want to? I’ve got so used to being here by myself, in my garden most of the time, but if I start going out again my garden won’t get the attention that it has had from me for the past 14 months, standards will slip! Maybe just one day a week to start with, what do you think?

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12 Responses to Early morning sunshine

  1. Chloris says:

    How lovely to see your spring garden looking beautiful in the early morning light. Your little narcissus looks like ‘Segovia’ one of my favourites. The idea of going out and about feels quite scary but I supppose we have to start sometime.

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you for the ID on my narcissus Chloris, I really can’t remember buying it! Early morning is my favourite time of day in the garden, so peaceful, especially at the moment when there are no planes in the sky!

  2. snowbird says:

    It’s like the secret garden in the early morning light! Sooo beautiful! Delighted to hear you’ve had your second jab, three weeks from now you’ll be free. How wonderful. xxx

    • Pauline says:

      Glad you like it Dina, it’s a very special place so early in the morning! Arm is aching a bit after the jab, but that is a small price to pay for my freedom, although I think I’ll be staying away from crowds for quite some time.

  3. Denise says:

    Early morning really is my favourite time of day Pauline. I can well see why you had to get out there with your camera. Lovely photos and all your hard work is evident. I am glad you have had your vaccinations (I have my 1st on Thursday) and I agree, one day a week to start with!

    • Pauline says:

      It’s a wonderful time of day isn’t it Denise, everything so quiet and peaceful, except for the birds singing their hearts out! Lockdown has meant that I could garden every day instead of going out to meetings and coffees with friends, it has had all my attention for such a long time now.I’m glad you are about to have your vaccination, its the only way we are going to get back to anything like “normal”.

  4. The early morning light finding your garden is delightful Pauline. I’ve made a note to look for Euphorbia melliferra to discover and enjoy that fragrance.

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Susie, I do love the early morning when everything is so fresh. Euphorbia mellifera is more of a shrub than an herbacious plant, it grows to about 5ft x 5 ft and doesn’t die down in the winter here.In spite of the wonderful honey perfume, I have never seen any bees on it, it seems to be pollinated by flies!

  5. Cathy says:

    I especially enjoy my first ramble of the morning too although I don’t have the appealing long views that you have. I am sure you will only venture out as much as you feel comfortable with, but having your 2nd jab must be reassuring. Our practice must be ahead of yours as I had mine over a fortnight ago.

    • Pauline says:

      Love the early morning Cathy, such a wonderful time of day. I booked my vaccinations on line and was given both dates at the same time.You must remember that Devon has a very high population in their 70’s and 80’s!

  6. Deepa Kartha says:

    That’s a beautiful garden. Must be lovely to stroll along in springtime sunshine every day. I do envy you as this looks stunning and serene… totally contrasting to the city life I live in.

    • Pauline says:

      Lovely to hear from you Dee, I do love my early morning wander round the garden. For a long time I lived in towns or near cities, but for the last 30 yrs we are very happy in the countryside, especially now I am retired. Gardening here is very different from our previous gardens and down here in the SW of the UK gardening never stops, even in the winter!

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