Sunday, 15 May 2016

My First Anniversary as a Blogger!

It's exactly a year today since I started this blog, all eager and ready to record all my daily doings . . . then realised after a few days that I don't lead such a very exciting life after all.  
So the blog has settled down to a ramble every now and then, rather than a daily record of all life's minutae.  Well, you don't really want to know what I had for breakfast or what bargains I found in Tescos, would you?
And for this first milestone, is there a momentous occasion to record with scintillating photos to match?  Afraid not, because I have spent this sunny day at home, in the garden and my trusty canine companion?  Well, he has slept away most of the day.

So all I can offer are a few photos of the blooms in the garden - which when compared to the photos from a year ago, seem to be well behind in their appearance. Last May I had lilac in flower; those 'Triffids' I asked about have completely disappeared and these 'Bleeding Hearts' blooms are nowhere near as prolific as last year.

Saxifrage - such tiny flowers but they add a welcome splash of colour and seem to go on and on.

I love these 'Sugar Candy' double tulips, which I had to move to a more sheltered spot by the kitchen door to protect them from the strong winds.

More pink tulips

Lovely to see the bees being attracted by this Borage plant, which was my treat when I visited Trewithen Gardens earlier this year. It nearly always has two or three bees buzzing from bloom to bloom throughout the day.

I bought a net of these deep purple, almost black, tulips and look what else grew up amongst them . . . . 

 . . . . yes, this contrasting yellow tulip.

The bluebells in the front garden are looking a little washed out now as their season comes to a close.

One of the Azaleas, looking stunning.  The striking orange Azalea is only just showing signs of budding, so it will be a week or two before that one comes into bloom.

So that's it for this post, but hopefully there will be more flowers to show next time.
And . . . I'm hoping to have a guest blogger to write a post in the not-too-distant future, which should be quite a contrast to my ramblings and flowery posts!


  1. Happy Anniversary! I hope that you enjoy blogging as much as I do, it has become a small part of my life that I get so much pleasure from and I have met so many lovely people here. Blogging has opened up the world to me and I love blogs like yours where I can tour other countries and enjoy their celebrations and traditions. I've never had the budget to travel, so this is how I do it :)
    Again, Happy Anniversary!
    Connie :)

  2. Congratulations, Zac looks so comfortable. Keep up the great posts.

  3. Happy blog anniversary - time flies when you're having fun!

  4. Was it really a year ago?! I don't think anyone expects daily posts nowadays, we are all too busy with life in general. Your ramblings are all the more special for being 'now and then'.

  5. Congrats!! Maybe I'm the only one, but I'd love to hear about your shopping at Tesco of Asda #nostalgia

  6. We all start out all new projects with enthusiasm but it is human nature that it wanes over time. Keep writing; it is good for the soul. Congratulations on your one year anniversary.

  7. Dear Rambler, congratulations to you on a year of blogging.
    I think that you have a unique voice, and have enjoyed every visit hereabouts. You and Zac have shown me many beautiful locations I would not have otherwise seen. Thank you! xo

  8. Happy Blogaversary!! Here's to many more happy years of blogging! I hope you keep enjoying it.

  9. Happy Blogaversary! I've enjoyed reading your posts and you can never have enough flower photos in my opinion. Your flowers look lovely, especially the tulips.
    Cathy x

  10. Congratulations on your one year blogversary! I like seeing all your blooms - I still have snow!

  11. My thanks to you all for the wonderful complimentary comments and the congratulations on a year's blogging; it really means such a lot to me, as I often think that I live quite a boring life now that I am not able to get out and about so much. I can hardly believe that a whole year has gone by since that first hesitant post.


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