Last week, my husband and I were on holiday in Devon, staying in a lovely cottage, a stone’s throw away from the sea.
Some of you may know that I was born in Devon and when I was growing up, I can honestly say that I really didn’t appreciate living in such a beautiful county. And now that we live near London, I so look forward to spending time by the sea.
Every year, we holiday in Devon with friends…and as we tend to stay in the same area, we know where everything is and can switch off immediately and relax.
Today’s post simply features a few photographs of the beautiful flowers which were growing by the coast when we were there, including lots and lots of huge bushes of hydrangeas in pinks and blues.
And I know some people class the daisies below as weeds, but I love these dainty blooms, which I mentioned in a post last month.
Whilst down in Devon, we visited a National Trust property with a stunning tropical garden and I’ll be posting details of our afternoon there next week.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, especially if you’re setting off on your summer holiday or are planning on going to the seaside.
P.S. If you’re in Devon, I can highly recommend a visit to Salcombe. And if you’re looking for a bite to eat, why not visit Captain Flint’s or The Winking Prawn…both restaurants are great for all the family. Or if you’re visiting Dartmouth, don’t miss Cafe Alf Resco. (They had beautiful vases of garden flowers in clashing colours decorating their tables when we were there, and serve lovely coffee.)
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)