Sunday, 15 April 2018

April

Spring has sprung!  The first bluebells are just coming out,  the roadside verges are full of celandine and the trees are budding new leaves, the woods are full to the brim with the green shoots of bluebell which should be in flower when I return from holidays in 3 weeks in a lovely fragrant carpet, also wood anemones.


 Everything is growing late this year, not surprising after the two cold setbacks we had in the UK in the last few weeks.  Due to the rain, today was my first opportunity to check bluebell progress and also my last spare moment before we go on holiday.   Wild primrose in the woods was a lovely surprise, they are everywhere.




 Moss and lichen creating a lovely soft velvety carpet in shady areas.


I am packed for Vietnam, I didn't have time to show you what I am taking, but will post some pictures on return.  We were given a whopping 30kg luggage allowance each but have taken less than half that and intend to put our cases in storage when we go on our boat trip in Halong Bay and the overnight trains/visit to Sapa.  We can pick up our cases on the way down to Hoi An where we will be on the beach for a while. 

Back in 3 weeks! 

15 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful time of year isn't it.
    I hope you have a lovely holiday.

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  2. What an exciting trip you will be having. I believe there is magnificent scenery which I'm sure you will enjoy.

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  3. Vietnam? Post pictures!

    (Haha...I am old enough to know when that is not what you would have said to someone going to Vietnam.)

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  4. Didn't realise it was so soon.Have a super holiday and mind how you go!!Bon Voyage.xxx

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  5. Have an absolutely fabulous time, Betty! xxx

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  6. A beautiful walk before your wanderings

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  7. Finally you got your SPRING dear Betty!

    Never saw bluebells here i guess ,look so pretty small flowers!

    it's okay i can wait for you to come back safely and share some interesting photos as you always do my friend!

    praying for your blessed safe travels!

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  8. Enjoy your exploration and take many photos

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  9. You're going to Hoi An!!! I've been there and LOVED it. I can't wait to read your travelogues.

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  10. Just catching up on missed posts while I was away at Mums Betty. Your spring pics are beautiful. I hope you have the most wonderful time in Vietnam Xxx

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  11. Have a wonderful time! I'll miss you!

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  12. Beautiful pictures!Have a nice time. enjoy your travel:)

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  13. Hope you have a wonderful time!

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  14. Lovely pictures here ...

    Have a wonderful trip, safe travels.

    All the best Jan

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