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In a vase on Monday - Namaste

After a week of endless squalls of rain, sleet, hail and very cold, high winds, I am in need of some warmth and sunshine.  There has been sunshine, but only fleetingly, in between pulses of aforementioned squalls.  This week I have, therefore, turned to supermarket daffodils for sunshine yellow.  These are not any supermarket daffodils.  These are M&S daffodils (which apologies to non UK readers), which is why they are so lovely!  I also picked a few short stems of forsythia earlier in the week, which are now blooming in the warmth of the kitchen.

However, the real star of my INAVOM post this week is my much loved figure of a Burmese monk.  He was given to me years ago by my youngest son and his then girlfriend, on their return from a round the world trip.  You may have spotted him sitting quietly in the background of every INAVOM post I have photographed in the kitchen.  His gentle face and 'Namaste' greeting is always welcome and comforting, and I think he enjoys all the flowers on the dining table!
I also want to give thanks for my solitary primrose plant which has been facing up to the horrendous weather whipping across the landscape, uninterrupted for miles, and smacking straight into this glorious little plant.  She has risen above it all and looks remarkably untouched, fresh and pretty, and has been bringing pleasure since the New Year.  Long may she shine.


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  1. Namaste - the light in me sees and acknowledges the light in you xx
    Beautiful spring flowers xxx

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    1. We need all the light we can find! We are living through weird and fearful times I think. Thank God for the plant and animal kingdom. How's the pup? A x

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  2. Very pretty and sunny. Just what I needed on this, yet, another gray day.

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  3. Thank you Cindy. Yellow really does the trick doesn't it!! It's trying to snow here, south east coast of Scotland. Great big blobby sloshy flakes coming down and disappearing as soon as they touch the ground! A

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  4. The primroses are out and about here, and as you remark seem to have weathered the storms. Love your little figure....

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  5. More sunshine which is much appreciated on this horrendous day. Swamp like here so I am catching up on things inside. :)

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  6. Your Burmese monk has such an endearing look about him - what a delightful gift that was. Interestingly, the forsythia seems to elevate the M&S daffs to another level! I know how tough primososes are as they put up with a battering near my Mum's, off the opposite coast of Scotland!

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  7. The flowers and your wonderful monk are delightful, Amanda, although when I saw the title of your post I couldn't help thinking of the undeserved welcome the current resident of our White House received in India this week. Unfortunately, politics is covering everything on our side of the pond with a film at the moment.

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    1. Ditto on this side of the pond Kris. I think we have a rather paler version of your incumbent in situ here, unfortunately. More than unfortunately. I very much doubt your ginger ninja even knows what 'namaste' means. Anyway, onward and upward with flowers and Spring will soon be here, in spite of those people! Hooray!

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  8. Namaste. Lovely bit of spring sunshine in your kitchen. It is always such a joy to see the primroses in bloom and know warm weather can't be far behind.

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    1. Exactly Chloris! Primroses are joyful, modest little blooms and I have loved them for as long as I can remember.

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  9. Such cheerful shades of yellow Amanda and a reminder that despite all the grim weather spring will be upon us sooner than later. I will be hearing that mellow M&S voice for the rest of the
    evening :)

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  10. Amanda, these daffodils are lovely and so fresh. The primrose is a marvel. I have noticed the statue before and am glad to see your monk in detail. Namaste.

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    1. Thank you Susie. I thought my little friend deserved a bit of the limelight. He sits so peacefully on the window sill, lovingly watching over us!

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