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Friday, 24 March 2017

Five on Friday - Natural Beauty

Welcome to the new home of Five on Friday! Originally created by Amy of Love Made My Home she has handed the link-up over to us so that we can keep her legacy going.

Thank you so much for your support during the changeover, we are very grateful to everyone that has taken the time to join in with us for our very first Fast Five on Friday :)

Five on Friday Weekly Linkup


Welcome to Five on Friday, a weekly opportunity for the community to link up and share 5 things with us or take 5 minutes to talk about one topic. We’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own Five on Friday blog post! It’s a great way to make new friends from around the world and gain some motivation to keep your blog updated. Every Friday we'll be sharing a Fast Five and look forward to seeing yours.
Details of how to join in below

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Natural Beauty

This week I want to share some photos of flowers, specifically wild flowers. Of course there are so many beautiful flowers that people put a lot of time and effort in to growing on the basis that they are aesthetically pleasing, but for me that is what sets wild flowers apart. Nobody plants them, no one weeds them, nobody waters them in the summer or shelters them through the winter and yet every year they grace us with their natural beauty completely free of charge or commitment.

Here are five photos of flowers growing wild beside the trail just a stones throw from our front door












I took many more photos all within a 10 minute walk round but thought I better stick to the theme of Five on Friday!

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How To Join In

Your 5 things can be all on a related topic or 5 totally separate things of your choosing, it's totally flexible and up to you. You might choose 5 photos, 5 quotes or use it to recap 5 things you've done this week, you have the freedom to exercise your creativity!

All that we ask is that you link back to Five on Friday using the button below (just copy and paste the HTML code in to your blog) and try to share the love by visiting & commenting on the other participants blogs.



Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML










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34 comments

  1. It's great to see wild flowers, your photos are excellent. And I do love your slogan!!!! :)
    Somehow my link looks odd - and I can't remove it - what to do? Happy weekend.

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    1. I figured out what the problem was and have fixed it now, thanks for pointing it out to us :)

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  2. Lovely wild flowers. Maybe that's the way to go in the garden?

    Diana

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    1. I certainly think so, or at least as many perrenials as possible

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  3. What a nice spring greeting ! I love wild flowers too even in my lawn !

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    1. Its amazing that some people go to such great lengths and costs to remove them isn't it?

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  4. Aren't they gorgeous, so heart warming and there for everyone to enjoy. 🌼

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    1. some of them look better than the flowers people grow on purpose!

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  5. Thank you for hosting.
    This flowers are so gorgeous - and the colors are so warm - I miss summer :)
    have a nice weekend
    gusta

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    1. hope you had a great weekend too :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing such lovely natural beauty and of course for hosting! I wish you all of the very best with it. Thank you for your lovely post last week. I am sorry that I didn't get to comment, it was quite a week with one thing and another, but I did read it and was very surprised and thankful too. All the best!

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    1. Glad you liked it and that I didn't embarrass you too much :)

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  7. What lovely things you have growing around you. Of course, my garden is mostly wild flowers at the moment because it's been neglected. I keep saying I'll take a day to sort it, but you know about the best laid schemes.......

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    1. One of the things I find most appealing about permaculture is the low effort to maintain the systems once they're done. It's a great excuse for laziness!

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  8. Wild flowers add so much beauty to our surroundings.

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    1. it's great to see the splashes of colour here and there all around :)

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  9. Thanks for hosting Five on Friday! I love wildflowers. That could be because they don't actually need a lot of attention lol or it could be that they are just beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for joining in, its great that so many people have continued to support us since the move :)

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  10. Your wildflowers are just beautiful. I love their soft petals and colors too.
    Thank you for hosting Five on Friday. Greeting from Japan.

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    1. Thank you for joining in Tomoko, I hope you have had a wonderful week :)

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  11. Beautiful flowers with such vibrant colours. I always think wildflowers grow with attitude, bold and strong growing where they please not where they've been put!

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    1. what a fantastic way to think of it, it makes them sound a lot like Carly and the kids!!!!

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  12. Love love love the wildflowers! Read a couple of new blogs that were very interesting so thanks for hosting!

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    1. I'm so glad that the link up gives the opportunity for people to make new friends :)

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  13. Love the wildflowers! My favorite kind of flower. Your photos of them are stunning.

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    1. Thank you, I'm such a beginner with the camera but I guess I take a half decent photo now and then by accident!

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  14. I live in a desert country, so anything that willing volunteers to grow is a-o-k in my book. That purple flower looks like crinkled paper. So pretty!

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    1. I think it's called a rock rose? something like that, it does look like crepe paper doesn't it!

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  15. Oh how beautiful!! How wonderful to have that all so close right on your walk. Wildflowers truly are some of the BEST flowers. ;)
    Thanks so much for taking over 5 on Friday! It's greatly appreciated as it's so fun to join each week.
    Blessings to you folks on your weekend ahead. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for joining it, its the community that makes it such a great thing to be a part of. Hope you also had a blessed week :)

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  16. So many pictures of beautiful flowers.. love them...

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    1. I guess we are blessed to be surrounded by nature at its finest :)

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  17. There are many beautiful flowers in our world, but I love to see the wild ones. You captured some lovely ones growing near your home. Thank you for sharing and also for taking on Five on Friday.

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    1. Thanks for joining in Linda, Five on Friday wouldn't be the same without all of the wonderful people that make it so great :)

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