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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 20 March 2016

Spring has arrived





It is now officially Spring. The skies are blue, flowers are in bloom everywhere. In St James's Park the daffodils looked magnificent.






The pelicans looked suitably impressed with the sunshine.


 Even St Christopher's Place, behind Oxford Street was transformed into a Spring spectacular  for a few days.





1200 fresh flowers were suspended over the piazza with many of the shops and restaurants full of floral tributes
  Personally I would sooner have seen the flowers on the ground as it was difficult to see them so high up. So all that effort was wasted on me.






26 comments:

  1. That was a cool effect with all those flowers, but I agree that it would have been nice to have them a little closer. :-)

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  2. Stringing up the flowers is an interesting idea, but difficult to admire them from such a distance below.

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  3. Can't help but think that was a waste of flowers hanging them up like that. Spring is certainly coming out now after the false start we had

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  4. Interesting spring decorations. I wish Autumn weather would hurry here. Sick of the humidity.

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  5. Hello, I love the first shot of the daffodils and the pelicans. I agree the flower are hard to see up high, they would look nice on the ground. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  6. It is all grey here at the moment, as the whole winter was this year.

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  7. It IS beautiful here too...I could use less pollen...but...

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  8. Spring is all around! So beautiful to see flowers blooming everywhere.

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  9. We had cold temps this weekend with snow that didn't stick so it didn't feel like spring. The daffodils are lovely there.

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  10. Interesting idea to hang the flowers but I agree: they would be better seen on the ground. It's wonderful to see spring is happening in London!

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  11. An interesting way to welcome Spring! But I would welcome it any way at all if I lived where there was Spring (it's warm here in Florida, but there really isn't much change from the winter temperatures).

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  12. so lovely. I whish it would be warmer here too.
    Have a nice day

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  13. Isn't Spring just AWESOME???? I love it when everything turns green and the flowers start blooming.

    On our FIRST day of Spring here, we had SNOW... Don't think Ole Man Winter is finished with us yet.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. Wonderful spring time photography ~ Nice to see since we had snow today!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  15. Very pretty - I remember springtime in Holland, and it's similar to what you're posting here. Very different from springtime in Colorado!

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  16. you are right - the flowers are a big high to enjoy the details of the flowers. But the hill (?) with the daffodils is also beautiful!

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  17. How wonderful to see all the flowers out! We've still got snow here!

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  18. That all looks great. You are getting a better dose of sunshine than we are here in the Midlands.

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  19. London is in advance ! In Brussels it has not really started yet ! We could need some flowers and sunshine and walks in a park !

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  20. A Happy Spring and beautiful like those magnificent daffodils! Very stunning and curious idea to hang flowers! Anyway, Spring is all about happiness...

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  21. Such an interesting London post.
    I agree with you on the suspended flowers. They would need more drama to become visible.
    joanna

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