Saturday, 9 May 2015

A Birthday

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my tapestry. You are very kind.

This is just a very quick post as I have lots I need to do. Tomorrow is my dad's eighty seventh birthday! We went to the Greenbean in Banbridge for coffee plus a scone for me and a raspberry and coconut traybake for him. A lovely treat though we do it pretty often anyway!

I don't need much of an excuse to go out for coffee. Actually, confession time, we went yesterday afternoon as well. Just because.

I wanted to show you my pear tree. It hasn't flowered like this ever before. I'm hoping we'll get lots of pears from it this year.

This was one of the apple trees a few days ago.

Now all of a sudden it's flowering. The rest of the apple trees are just ready to burst forth.

The copper beech hedge is looking rather sad now that it is losing its old leaves. But the buds are there just ready to produce new leaves for this year.

As you can see, the sheep and lambs are now in the field beside us.

The sheep are quite heavy now and the lambs are growing really quickly. A couple of times a sheep has rolled over onto its back and not been able to get up again. The husband has had to nip into the field and put them back on their feet. If they're left too long like that they will eventually die.

I'm really hoping the weather will improve a bit. April was very dry but May is making up for it. We've had so much rain. The temperatures are low too though, hopefully, there won't be any more frosty nights.

There will be more birthdays to come soon. If it's yours today, or soon, then have a great day!


  1. Wow look at your lovely fruit trees just ready to burst into bloom and start the process of making fruit. Your place is so green and lush, wish we could have some rain here as I have never seen it so dry this time of year. I can't imagine looking out my window and see sheep grazing next door. Beautiful!! Happy Birthday to your dad, your coffee treats look delicious, yum! Have a great weekend and I hope it's sunny and warm !

  2. Your blossoming garden is lovley. Wishing you a very productive season! :-)

  3. This pear tree is something else! I wonder if it gives out a wonderful scent.
    Happy birthday to your dad.

  4. Awww, happy birthday to your dad for tomorrow, I hope he has a lovely day. The blossom on your pear tree is lovely. The blossom on my fruit trees is sadly lacking this year, I don't hold out much hope for fruit.

  5. A very, very Happy Birthday to your Dad! That traybake looks delicious and I'm now craving something coconutty! The blossom on my trees were full until the wind came and now it looks like it's snowing with all the petals falling! Have a wonderful weekend and keep an eye on those sheep! xx

  6. We once rescued an overturned sheep, it was so so heavy! It is good you are keeping an eye on the sheep. Please pass my very best Birthday wishes to your dad! x

  7. Happy birthday to your dad! You're so good to help watch over the sheep.

  8. I missed your post on your tapestry so had to have a look back and it's beautiful, I hope we see it framed too. Happy birthday to your Dad - the cakes and scones look delightful. I have to say I don't need much of an excuse to go for a coffee. Your fruit trees are so pretty.
    Caz xx

  9. Happy Birthday to your Dad, such glad he is here to celebrate with. I never knew that about sheep, hope not to many more of them roll over and get stuck.

  10. Happy Birthday to your Dad!!! I hope he has a great day. Lovely to see all of your blossoms, I hope that you get a lot of fruit! We have a hornbeam hedge, with one random beech in it for some reason, and it always takes much longer for the beech to come into leaf so I hope that yours will be green again very soon! xx

  11. Congrats to your dad! Hope you all enjoyed the day a lot!

    Take care
    Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

  12. Happy birthday to your Dad! And why not enjoy a treat as often as possible, if it gives you pleasure?


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