Tuesday, 10 February 2015

At Last, The Amaryllis Flowers, and a Walk

I thought I would stop by tonight and show you my amaryllis flowers.  
Who would have thought that from just one bulb such a beauty would bloom!

I love the colour, so delicate

It's very hard to show you, but there are 4 flowers on this one stem

The second stem is catching up, I wonder how many flowers will be on this one?

I've really enjoyed watching this grow, 
I will definitely be planting more next year.

Not a lot of anything crafty to show this week, February's stitching has got off to slow start, see, I knew I shouldn't plan! I've started knitting a cardigan for one of the girls at work who is expecting, she has asked me to knit her a blanket, which I was very pleased about but she is waiting for her gender scan to choose colours.

I've been trying to go for a walk in the afternoons when I can, my back is still quite sore, sitting is more uncomfortable than standing or walking, and I could do with the exercise,:-0
Today I went in the direction of a little church which is a few hundred yards from us, St Peter's.  I took these on my phone today, it was quite overcast but I think you can get an idea of what a pretty little church and well kept church yard it is.

There are so many churches boarded up, but this one is still in use, there are always lots of cars at the weekend

I loved the door, see how worn the stone faces are either side?
Next time I will have a look to see if there is a date.

Some of the graves were very old and the inscriptions were hard to read.  
I like to read the inscriptions, some of them are so very very sad, but I find it interesting and not in the slightest bit morbid, what do you think?

I noticed that I have some new followers, which is lovely :-) Thank you for choosing to follow me.   Deb, even went back through my previous posts and left some lovely comments thank you Deb! (pop over and see her amaryllis, it's a beauty :-)  
I hope that new followers will return often and perhaps leave a comment sometime so that I can return the favour :-)

Have a good rest of the week
See you soon


Gill - That British Woman said...

beautiful flower and nice to see so many flower heads. Mine at Christmas only had the one stalk with four flower heads on it. Not multiple stalks like yours.

Clare-Aimetu said...

They are beautiful flowers :-) and what a lovely church.

Barb said...

Such pretty flowers! I really enjoyed the walk. What an interesting old church! I agree with you about old cemeteries. They are very interesting.

Barbi said...

Oh I LOVE cemeteries! I don't think they are morbid at all. I find them fascinating.

Carolien said...

Hi Maggie,

Lovely amaryllis! Love that sampler at the background too ;)

Have a nice week!
Bye, Carolien

Brigitte said...

Amaryllis are wonderful flowers, and the best thing is that they bloom when there is still winter weather outside.
This little church is very lovely. And I also love old cemeteries. Each of the very old gravestones tells a story of the past and it's so interesting to read them and to think about these people's existence, so long ago.

KC'sCourt! said...

The Amaryllis is great. I see you will have two soon.
I love looking at the headstones, you can find out a lot. The names tell you who are the local families are, and also the shapes of the headstones and how they have changed through the years
Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

Chris said...

Gorgeous Amaryllis. Thank you for sharing the pics of the lovely church.

butterfly said...

I love these flowers , great photos of the church ,
big hugs .

Kate said...

Fabulous flowers, the colour is so pretty. Hope your back starts to improve soon.

Julie said...

Your amaryllis is stunning, mine never looks like that when I grow them!
DH and I often visit churches when we are out and about, and like you we enjoy wandering the graveyards too.
love and {hugs} x

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your Amaryllis is lovely. I like your country churchyard walk.

Melanie said...

Oooooooo, that bloom done GOOD. Very pretty. :)

It's a lovely old church. Not enough of those left, which is a shame. They are beautiful, even when they are a bit somber.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers, but I really, REALLY enjoyed the church photos.