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5 May 2016

Life lately in snapshots #8

The garden feels like paradise this time of year, a perfect combination of warm sunshine, splashes of shade and the sound of running water down by the beck. It's such a beautiful healing
sensation to sit amongst the grass, moss and bluebells, listening to everything, to the birds, the water bubbling, the bees humming. Here are a few of my favourite snaps from recent! 

1. Rhododendrons coming out - one of my favourite shrubs to flower are the rhododendrons, who arrive annually in triumphant bursts of colour out by the vegetable garden. The earliest ones we have are in shades of white, light and dark pink and they are such cheery and beautiful flowers! 

2. My beauty favourites - I'm loving these two at the moment! The Body Shop Oils of Life came in my April Glossybox - read here - and I'm in love with this second hand but unused Too Faced Sweethearts blush I won on ebay, I swear I'm addicted to that site.

3. Auburn hair - it feels so great to change my look a bit for spring and I love how my hair has a little more shiny 'oomf' to it as well, I adore the rich colour and how it gleams in the sun!

4. May calendar - this May desktop/phone calendar is gorgeous! It's designed by Bonnie Christine over at Going Home to Roost and she has the most beautiful creations over on her blog. Whenever I fancy changing up my screen, I immediately head over there!

5. Views from the bus - the views from the bus are so lovely this time of year, with the lush green fells and fields coming to life! It really is perfect weather for walking, sailing, paddling and taking a picnic. I definitely plan to spend more time up in the Lakes this summer.

6. Playing in the park - we had some very mixed weather towards the end of April, going from about 20c outside to snowing big fat flakes in the space of a few days! Thankfully it's turned warm again since but this is a little throwback to our warm ventures in the park.

7. Reading old books - I have been learning the old fashioned way to make butter, amongst many other things you find in the kitchen! It's so interesting to know how things were done over a hundred years ago, and to think how much time and dedication went in to each task.

8. Spending time with the bluebells - a little post to follow but I discovered a gorgeous little space in the woods that is completely overrun with bluebells! Between the beck, back of the house and the back of the other wash houses lies a lush carpet of blue, with bees and butterflies flitting to and fro. It's such an ethereal, beautiful place! 

9. Apple blossoms - another flower that is out this time of year is the apple blossom. The pearly white flowers are so pretty and dainty and the orchard is overrun with them at the moment.

Which season is your favourite? Wishing you lots of lovely sunshine for May! 

35 comments:

  1. Your month looks so lovely and gorgeous, and so spring like! Looks like oscar has been having fun playing in the park :) I love too how nature has had a big part in your life this month, that's so cool! Your hair looks really pretty and I love the look of all of those products. xxxxx
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    1. Awww thank you so much Rosie, so kind!! I love spending time in nature when the weather is like this, it's gorgeous :D awww I hope you have a great week ahead! ♡

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  2. These photos are so pretty! I really want to try out to sweetheart blush, the packaging is so cute! I'm so excited that summer is approaching X

    Erin // Everything Erin

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    1. Thank you so much Erin! I'm loving the sweetheart blush, it's beautiful both outside and inside :D eeee oh yes! ♡

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  3. So many lovely pictures!
    I like them all. ;)

    Laura
    http://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, I'm so glad you like them! :D ♡

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  6. Lovely Inspirations, I'm planning also to change my hair color but i'm having a hard time find TIme hehe..anyways Auburn looks good in you..^^


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    1. Thanks so much Ann! I'm so glad you liked it and maybe try a few highlights or ombre ends for a subtle colour difference? :D ♡

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  7. I love these monthly updates, they're great to keep up with what you're doing and your photos are always so nice!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Thank you so much Charlotte, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoy them! Awww so kind!! ♡

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    1. Thank you so much Kelly, how kind! :D ♡

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  9. Oh I love that May calendar - I'm going to check out that blogger!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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    1. Thanks so much Jodie, Going Home to Roost has the most beautiful graphics! I hope you love it as much as me :D ♡

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  10. Beautiful beautiful photos. I always love these posts of yours, they are so lovely and have such gorgeous photos.
    My favourite season is autumn, although I am loving spring a lot at the moment.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Awww Mona, how kind, thanks so much!! I'm so glad you like them and I adore spring and autumn for the different kinds of pictures I can shoot :D I love the variety in each season! I hope you are having a lovely midweek at the moment! ♡

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  11. oh my! Your photos look fairytale like, just beautiful! You have a wonderful blog! x

    themakeupartistschoice.com

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    1. Oh wow, thank you so much Kate, that means a lot to me!! ♡

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  12. Hi Elizabeth, I agree that spring is a beautiful season, especially with all the bluebells. A bluebell wood feels magical! Angharad x

    welshandwonderful.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words Angharad! I adore the bluebells, blossoms and wild garlic, they make the woods look and smell so magical! :D ♡

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  13. You take some really lovely photo's :)

    Meme xx

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  14. Your blog design is SO cute! Such lovely photos too.
    Katie x
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  15. Elizabeth, these photos are absolutely stunning and makes me very ready spring/summer. The quality of light is beautiful.
    Apologies to the late reply, of course you can pin my post on photo composition as long as there is a link back to my article :)

    Not Copper Armour // Bloglovin'
    emma.

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  16. Your month looks so pretty! I'm insanely jealous. Haha. Wonderful photos! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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  17. I love ending months of the year :)

    Liz
    www.raw-shrimp.com

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  18. Loving the mood in all of these pictures, there's nothing better than beautiful, warm and sunny Spring days, it's my favourite season ever! :) And your hair colour looks so lovely!

    xx
    Matea
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  19. These photos are so pretty! Lovely post x

    Beth Ellen | modedeviebel.co.uk

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  20. Your photos are amazing, absolutely love your Instagram too xx

    www.itsbethansblog.com

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  21. Gorgeous photos! I have to say your blog is the most beautiful blog in the world! And your a mum too! :)
    Following you on bloglovin right now xx
    Sarah xx
    whimsicalmumblings.co.uk

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  22. Your IG photos are always so pretty. I want to spend some time in your garden haha!

    Amy - fourcatsplusus

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  23. I love rhododendrons, too! Your hair looks beautiful ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  24. Your blog and your photos are absolutely precious! Definitely a new follower ♥

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