Sunday, 19 June 2016

Glorious Gardens

Hello again!

Since it's now summer, the flowers have blossomed and my garden has been transformed into a picture of health and happiness. It feels lovely to be greeted every day by such a pretty sight, so I wanted to share this sight with you! I hope you enjoy...

These lupines are what stand the proudest in our garden. They gradually turn from a lime green at the tip, to this beautiful purple shade at the bottom, which you can see here. They also really stand out from the greenery behind and below them and are a true statement piece.

I'm kind of cheating with this photo because these dainty flowers don't grow in our garden, but our neighbours and they droop down over the fence! I think they're so pretty so I'm grateful that they can be seen from our garden. Also, I love how the filaments/anthers (the yellow parts) sprout out from the centre, whereas in most flowers they're hidden away, it somehow reminds me of a water fountain.

These are my favourite flowers in my garden, no doubt about it. Their shape, colour and pattern are so intriguing and stunning to me. If you're wondering, I think they're called Hyacinth and they also come in different colours, like yellow or pink which are also very appealing!

That's it for today... Hopefully you enjoyed reading it and hopefully I'll do a part two to this post in the future with some more pictures from the garden! Comment below if you have any of these in your garden, or your favourite ones which you have that I haven't mentioned. I'll see again this time next week...

Holly x

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Misty Mornings

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Have you had a nice week?

This morning my Dad, brother and I went to a lovely seaside town called Saltburn for a little walk along the beach. Being June, you wouldn't expect it to be cold, foggy and wet but because it's England, it was... We were tightly wrapped up in a winter coat, scarf and gloves but still managed to get a lot of enjoyment out of our morning.

As I said, it was very misty and wintery, as shown by this photo. Couples walked up and down the beach, hurrying to get to a coffee shop or back to the warmth of their car, and I don't blame them!

I like that in this photo you can see the reflection of the cliffs (Huntcliff) which is portrayed onto the ice-cold water.

Here you can see Saltburn Pier stretching out into the ferocious waves of the sea. This contrasts with the tranquility and calmness of the still puddles of water on the foreground, making this photo really stand out to me.

After going to the amusements, my brother had all of these key rings which he'd won (well, I won them for him) but I had to make do with this shell. Although, I'm not complaining as I think it's quite pretty!

That's the end for today's post, I'm sorry it wasn't very long but hopefully you enjoyed it! Let me know in the comments what your favourite thing to do at the seaside is and I should see you again around the same time next week...

Holly x

Sunday, 5 June 2016

A Rocky Ramble

Welcome back to my blog, I hope you've had a lovely week, especially if you've been off school like me!

On Friday, my family and I went on a ramble up the hills in Great Ayton to get to Captain Cook's monument. During our race to the top of the hill, I took plenty of photos, as well as another load on the way back down! Today, I thought it might be nice to share my favourites with you and perhaps inspire you to get out and about in the countryside...

From this blog post, you'll learn that I'm a lover of stone walls so this is just one of the many photos I took of them... Also, I've edited this one (and some others) a little so let me know what you think!

I told you I've got a slight obsession! I don't know what it is with them, I think I just find it fascinating that someone built it brick by brick years ago, and it's still there? I don't know.

Here's a close up, but this is probably boring you now so let's move on! Although, I do love this picture...

This is more interesting; a panorama of the view! To most people, this is a view to die for but for me, I'd much rather have a view of some form of water, like a lake or the ocean because I suppose I'm used to seeing the sea from my house and I often go to the Lake District. Leave in the comments which one you prefer, fields or water?

This has to be one of my favourite photos in this post, purely because of the pop of colour. Anything colourful will attract me towards it, I'm like a bumble bee! Also, I love the colour purple and I think it works really well with the green in this.

This is the end for today's post I hope you enjoyed it! I'll be back next weekend with a new post but before I go I'll leave you with some more pictures... 

Holly x