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Saturday, 21 September 2013

A Day Swarmed with Daffodils.

Woken by the squawking sounds of rainbow-coloured birds, a gentle breeze blowing through a tiny gap in the window where the morning sun illuminates our bedroom, one of my most-awaited days arrived. It happens only for a span of just one week between two weekends; I get to visit one of the most magnificent towns just outside the Blue Mountains. The undulating roads to this quaint countryside town attract locals and tourists every year to this popular festival ( Daffodil Festival).
Two and a half hours drive, approximately 150 Km west of Sydney, the town of Rydal is where daffodils outnumber its population of 80 people.
We arrived early Sunday morning, the air was crisp and fresh, the smell of freshly-brewed coffee and tea filled the air and the smoke coming from a barbecue nearby made my stomach rumble, for it was almost brunch time.
Daffodils fluttered, swayed and nodded their beautiful vibrant heads, greeting us and the other visitors. They can be found around the church, police station, along the main road, around the school house, past the pub and the railway station. There were 4 private gardens on show, and each has its own unique approach and design.
According to Rydal Village Association, they raised $90,000 last year which goes to nursing homes and respite centres for special needs families.
I'm sharing some photos from Bark Ridge (where we savoured a cup of tea inside the tin shed where the fire place was warm and welcoming, together with the owners of the property, a few locals and visitors) and some photos from town central. We also visited the famous Rose Cottage. That will be my next post, as I don't want to overwhelm my lovely friends with photos.

Today after Sabbath, hubby and I sat under the pergola where the grapevine is displaying its newly-unfurled leaves, sipping our tea enjoying the garden which is now awash with the beauty of spring. I've cut the last of my sweet peas, a sombre feeling gets me knowing I won't see them again till next winter and spring. But looking at our rose garden, my heart jumps with excitement as their buds are curled, waiting for that perfect time to greet me after a long long sleep. God is good!

Hope you are all well and having a wonderful weekend. Thank you for your visit and sweet comments.

This week I'm joining Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Martha and Terri for Tea Cup Tuesday
Bernideen of Bernideen's Tea Time























































































23 comments:

  1. Aida,

    What breathtaking beauty abounds in this little Australian town!! I would have travelled ALL day to see such splendour! How lucky you are to have seen these daffodil studded surroundings in person, enjoyed fine food and small town flair!! Wish I could have joined you, my friend!

    Thanks so much for the lovely photos and looking forward to many more!

    Happy weekend, to you!

    Poppy

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    1. Hello dear friend, you can always come and visits us here down under. Otherwise I will just update you through my posts.

      Have a good weekend

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  2. What a delight to the eyes! Your photos are gorgeous! I will be enjoying spring with you as we enter fall. Yay!
    It's time to plant daffodil bulbs here.

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  3. To say the least, Wow, your photos are just beautiful... full of color and beauty.. In San Francisco we are just interring Autumn. One more day and it will official Have a most wonderful weekend..with love Janice

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    1. Thank you Janice, hope you have a good start of autumn. Take care and God bless

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  4. Aida,
    The daffodils are so pretty, and look at the field that's filled with them!! The pink flowers are gorgeous too. I LOVE the red polka dot tea cup and saucer. I am a polka dot girl too. What a beautiful place to visit. I love the country and always feel peace when I'm there. It is such a delight to hear nature's call.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sherri, I love being around beautiful gardens and country towns, but this one is just really special. I just keep coming back.
      Yeah I love the polka dots cups and saucers too. Aren't they pretty?

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  5. It is definitely spring down under.

    I don't know what the white flowers that look like bells are, but they are beautiful.

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    1. Hi Carol, I think you are referring to snow drops? They are pretty little bell-like blooms.

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  6. The daffodils look beautiful Aida! Is that pretty girl on the photo's your daughter?

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thank you Madelief, yes that's my daughter.

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  7. So beautiful all those daffodils in Rydal, when I see the sunny spring pictures and your dreamy words my heart fills with joy. And your Papaver teacups are so pretty! In our country autumn is starting tomorrow.
    Have a nice sunday!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Janneke, flowers are of God's gift which he gives us in every season.

      Have a good weekend dear.

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  8. Hello Aida and hello spring!
    Your post is full of springtime goodness...all those gorgeous flowers! Wish I could smell the wonderful aroma of these flowers too : )
    It is almost autumn here, one more day. The tree's leaves will begin to change colors, and eventually fall.
    Very beautiful too : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Isn't beautiful understated? Soft light, cool breeze, exploration of couloirs...list goes on.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. The daffodils are so pretty. They're one of my favorite parts of spring! I'm enjoying your spring flowers as our flowers are going away for fall.

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    1. Hi Khammany, truly autumn is upon you. Enjoy the explosion of colours. Thank you for dropping by.

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  10. Amazing daffodils fields. It is strange to think that you are in spring while we are celebrating autumn.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments on my blog.

    Hélène

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    1. That's true, being on the other side of the hemisphere is confusing.

      Thank you for stopping by Helene.

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  11. Lovely shots of Rydal, I am glad you enjoyed your trip there. The Daffodils are a wonderful sight to see. Have a nice week.

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  12. Stunning Daffodils fields
    such a gorgeous flower it is, and I love the yellow of it, and what a wonderful trip you had. Daffodils are so pretty for Spring to celebrate it in your part of the world. Thank you so much for visitng me and for the sweet comment. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  13. Oh my goodness, dear Aida...every image is more gorgeous than the next!!! The flowers are all so stunning, don't they bring such joy?
    I also read your "City to Surf" post....what a magnificent event. Loved all the fun costumes too! :))
    And I ended up posting the recipe...so if you want to try the ricotta cake.....it is incredibly good, really.
    Your orange cake looks amazing...and the teacups and little spoon are the sweetest...

    Have a blessed day!!
    xoxo,
    - Irina

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