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Rocking Dog’s Woodland Wild Flower Show

Spring Flower Show, Rocking Dog

Spring Flower Show

Yesterday was such a lovely day. The Frome Valley Walkway was resplendent with its magnificent carpet of bluebells. Wood anenomes, wild garlic, king cups, and delicate violets added to the intricate warp and weft.

The river was still, reflective and calm. I spotted a heron, it’s beady eye looking for a fishy morsel. A noise startled him, and he took to the skies. There is something so prehistoric about herons as they take flight. Meanwhile, in a nearby field lambs were gaining independence from their mothers. Every now and again they’d return to suckle and seek reassurance before returning to independent play and socialising.

The hedgerows are now in full white starry bloom, wild plum, blackthorn, damson and cherry. Taking shelter under their gnarled and thorny branches, wild primroses, cow parsley, white bells and budding summer blooms of a story yet to be told.

In the field Real Live Rocking Dog loved a roll in the lengthening grass. The white rabbits have miraculously survived the winter AND the fox who lives in the bordering orchard. Pleasingly the swallows are back from their long winter migration to sunnier climes and have begun their swooping aerobatics. They will continue to show off their flying skills when clover, wild sorrel, plantain, moon daisies and poppies return to the field. They will continue long after the grass has been cut for animal fodder. It will only be when the nights start getting shorter and when there is a chill and stillness in the air that they will think about the long perilous journey back to Africa.

But why think of autumn when delicious spring has just arrived!

Woodland Glade, Rocking Dog

Woodland Glade

Transient Bloom, Rocking Dog

Transient Bloom

Wild Violets, Rocking Dog

Wild Violets

Thorny Branch, Rocking Dog

Thorny Branch

Fresh As A..., Rocking Dog

Fresh As A…

Sentimental Flower, Rocking Dog

Sentimental Flower

Wild Spring Blooms, Rocking Dog

Wild Spring Blooms

Woolly Neighbours, Rocking Dog

Woolly Neighbours

Pretty Mantlepiece, Rocking Dog

Pretty Mantlepiece

I Miss My Festive Gnomes!

Pretty In Pink!, Rocking Dog

Pretty In Pink!

This week has been seen through a blurry Lemsip haze. Thankfully I am on the mend, though I am sporting a rattling cough which is truly attractive, and reminiscent of a ghastly Dickensian workhouse scene! Tasks have therefore been small, dog walks laboured, domesticities minimal and sleep unsettled.

Today I decided to bring some spring indoors to cheer me up. I have missed my kitchen gnomes since they were boxed up and garrisoned in the attic. I organised wired mini milk bottles with spring blooms, Rocking Dog crooked hearts, some pink pom-poms and one or two other spring bits to deck the gilded kitchen circlet.

Yes, it certainly has bought pretty spring cheer to the kitchen and now I don’t miss the gnomes as much!

Whatever you are doing this weekend have a lovely one. Love from Rocking Dog x

 Gnome Place Like Home!, Rocking Dog

Gnome Place Like Home!

Attic Fodder, Rocking Dog

Attic Fodder

Pretty Things, Rocking Dog

Pretty Things

Spring Positivity, Rocking Dog

Spring Positivity

Spring Blooms, Rocking Dog

Spring Blooms

Anyone Seen The Tea Strainer?!, Rocking Dog

Anyone Seen The Tea Strainer?!