Monday, 22 June 2020

I beg your pardon. I never promised you a rose garden.

So the lyrics to Lynn Anderson's song go, but I beg to differ...you did and what's more you delivered. I would expect nothing less of the rose garden at Nymans in Flaming June.


With pre-booked tickets in our sticky little paws we were going to pay a visit to our most local NT gem come hell or high water. It threw it down throughout the morning last Thursday, but as it had been quite a game getting the slots [a very popular choice it would seem] we had decided that we were going whatever the weather threw at us. Thankfully by mid afternoon the skies had cleared and the sun had put in a welcome appearance. Many of the flowers were still covered in raindrops.








The scent was heavenly and we could catch it on the air before we'd even turned into this beautiful little oasis. Everywhere was calm with people just drinking it all in...normally it's far busier and everyone skedaddles about, but not at the moment. Many, like us, were just taking their time and enjoying the simple pleasures that once we took for granted, but now denied for a time we are really appreciating again.

Arilx

PS For anyone not a fan of roses [I know they don't have a universal appeal] I'll share photos of the other floral treasures tomorrow.










8 comments:

  1. I love the word 'skedaddles' paints a perfect picture. lol
    Briony
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    1. It's such a scrumptious word to say....we don't use it anywhere near often enough! Arilx

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  2. I've definitely done some skedaddling, but never in a rose garden after a spring rain. We have a locally famous rose garden in Richmond, Indiana: thanks for inspiring a day trip designed for sniffing while social distancing!

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    1. I've just looked online at the photos....it looks gorgeous! Arilx

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  3. How gorgeous! I'm glad the weather calmed down and that you managed to book youyrselves a slot. we've been out and about today, it took us ages to find a slot! xxx

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    1. It's a bit of a game isn't it! I've booked tickets go to elsewhere in a few days without any problems, but then it's not NT. I guess it will settle down over time. Arilx

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  4. Slowing down to enjoy what we used to take for granted-ain't that the mantra of now. I hope it is a positive that come sout of the world health crisis.

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