Floral Focus

“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

The weekend photo challenge over on our site https://weeklyprompts.com is Ambience and was chosen by GC.  He asks us to show off the floral displays that enhance our environment.   This is my response to the challenge.

My first photograph is a cottage garden I photographed during a recent visit to the Lake District in Cumbria. I was privileged to visit Hill Top Farm, once the home of the late Beatrix Potter. This pretty cottage, with its magnificent floral displays of hanging baskets, window boxes, border plants and decorative chimneypots filled with flowers was spotted just a few doors down from Hill Top.

The cottage

The floral displays in the next picture adorn the market square in the little Yorkshire town of Otley, just ten minutes from my home.

Market Square Otley

Daughter Sophie is a keen gardener, often preferring pot plants to ground planting.

Sophie's garden

The next pictures are my own attempts to brighten the areas outside my front door, my kitchen door and the upstairs balcony.

My front dooroutside the kitchen doorBalcony flowers

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018. In response to the Photo Challenge Ambience from Weekly Prompts. http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/08/18/photo-challenge-ambience

20 thoughts on “Floral Focus

  1. gc

    Love the photos Susan. Thank you for sharing. Did you notice as you were taking the photos and viewing the flowers and displays that you felt wonderfully well. Flowers are Mother Natures ways of hugging mankind. Taking time to smell the roses is more than an adage It is almost a prescription. 🙂

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    1. Especially so when admiring the beauty of other’s such as the pretty cottage and Sophie’s lovely display against her painted fence as a backdrop. I love flowers whether in pots, the ground or received as a gift! So glad you like my photos, Thank you 😊

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      1. I spent a summer in York in 1973 (boy, that dates me) and haven’t been back to the area since. It is about time.

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  2. The War office would be in her element there 😀
    Love those old telephone boxes; are those two still in use or just there for decorative purposes? Something else the bloody mobile phones have given the Kyber to 👿

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    1. Next time I’m down there I’ll check them out. Though one certainly loooks as though it is. Many of these old boxes are now emergency boxes and have defibrillators instead of telephones.

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