Friday, 19 May 2017

Five on Friday - Colours changing

 I love how the colours start to change at this time of the year .... the bluebells are nearly gone and the pinks are starting to take their turn .... even the May, the hawthorn blossom, has shades of pink in it.  But still a lonely pansy is hanging on from last Autumn, showing its pretty face and keeping the link between Spring and Summer.  And I have to keep a little bit of blue...

So for my Five on Friday this week, here's some of the colour this evening.  Thank you to Tricky and Carly at F.A.S.T. for hosting this lovely blog hop - take a look over there to see some of the other Fives..

An early rhododendron ... we cut them back hard last year.

The fuchsia will be around for several months now .. love, love, love them
This mass of white at our back garden against an almost blue sky
is saying summer is not here yet ... but soon.  

The hawthorn, so delicate.... I had to put in an extra one. 


Aren't pansies so sweet - no matter the season
Selena, in pinks and purples and this striking blue ... I like having some blue to carry over.

Joining up with the folks in Spain - F.A.S.T. - for this week's Five on Friday.  
Have a lovely weekend.  


36 comments:

  1. Aha, those are Rhodedendrums! I think I have those in my garden and I didn't know what they are! Your garden is beautiful! So much joy in the floral world!x

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    1. Happy to help Kezzie :) Flowers are great for putting a smile on your face.

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  2. Hi Fil - gorgeous photos ... lovely- this time of year always give us marvellous flowers and flowering blooms ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary - it must be beautiful down your way.

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  3. It's interesting to see the predominant colours in nature as the weeks of the year go by and new flowers come into bloom. Lots of shades of pink together with white around here too. Beautiful photos Fil.

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    1. That always fascinates me Linda - everything's yellow when the daffodils and primroses are out, then the blues and now the pinks ... Thanks for coming by Linda

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  4. We're still celebrating blue here, bluebells are at their peak and forget-me-nots are like blue lace winding their way through my garden X lovely photos

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    1. Forget me nots are so pretty - I have none now and they used to self seed here - must get them back ... although I'm not a very dedicated gardener - I leave it to the flowers to do the work!!

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  5. Beautiful flowers! I love seeing everything finally coming out over here. The daffodils are finally gone and now other flowers are springing up. It's great to see all the greenery finally coming out and covering up the dead of winter. Truly amazing to watch.

    Happy Five on Friday!

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    1. Thanks Sharon - nature is amazing and such a joy to watch.

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  6. Beautiful flowers! Nice to meet you on here at F.A.S.T.

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  7. Beautiful flowers! I love the fuchsia, first basket of flowers I ever purchased when I had my first apartment. Thanks for sharing all the flowers with us.

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    1. I think fuchsia is my favourite flower and they stay around for months.

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  8. Oh my gosh....simply stunning! Wow.

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    1. Thanks for coming by Anni :)

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  9. Love the hawthorne blossom. Our garden is changing colour too with softer pinks, purples and blues as the Aquilegias take over the beds. It's a most gorgeous time of year:)

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    1. And it's been an excellent year so far for the flowers. The aquilegia are lovely now - do you call them granny's bonnets?

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  10. Gorgeous flowers, guaranteed to put a smile on our faces. They're just so beautiful. Cathy x

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    1. Exactly Cathy - everywhere is showing off it's best colours this Spring.

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  11. Thought I'd post my reply comment here in case you didn't see it on my post. Thank you, I'm looking forward to trying out the caravan too. I've ordered a book from the library that looks interesting and a bit querky on the decor front.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vantastic-Kate-Ulman/dp/1741174236/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=48VSSHXCNYSZYR3NN2HB

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    1. That looks so much fun :) Might have to see if I can find a second hand copy somewhere.

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  12. So beautiful pictures..
    thanks for visiting my blog..
    you are correct, there always seems mountain of stuffs to move..

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  13. Gorgeous photos - Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thanks Riitta - everywhere is looking wonderful at the minute

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  14. Gorgeous colours! I particularly like that last blue. I wouldn't mind a blouse that colour.

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    1. Ooh good idea ... it is a lovely shade.

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  15. Isn't it just a wonderful time of year. Sun at last!

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    1. I know - and then rain exactly when it was needed for a change lol

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  16. Oh so lovely Fil! There's something about May flowers that just thrills me. I've fallen in love with hawthorn this year and it's such a delight to see your beautiful one.

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    1. Thanks Deborah - the hawthorn blossoms have been spectacular all over the country.

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  17. Fantastic photos and impressions.
    Best, Synnöve

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  18. Fuchsia always looks like pretty little ballerinas to me!

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    1. I've always thought that too Tricky - thanks for organising this bloghop:)

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