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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sunday Snaps - Edition Two...

Hello there and a happy and relaxed Sunday to you all. A few years ago on my Blog, I used to run a feature called Sunday Snaps (pretty snappy title, don't you think?! 😊). Anyway, I thought I would resurrect it and feature photos of heavenly Devon.  
The beach at South Sands, Salcombe. 

I am fortunate to have been born and bred in this heavenly County of Devon, which is right down in the South West of England. We are surrounded by the sea, with the most wonderful sandy beaches, and we have Dartmoor very close by, so we have the best of both worlds. 

 
Coastal path to Hope Cove, which is one of my favourite walks. 

Devon is known for its narrow lanes and very high hedges, so that you just can't see what is coming in the opposite direction. No good coming here if you're not very good at reversing!  It's quite funny watching the tourists sometimes .... or Emmits  or Grockles, as we call them (in an affectionate way, of course 😳).

 

Slapton Sands

 
Boats at Teignmouth

 
The beach at Inner Hope, Hope Cove

When I was a little girl, a favourite memory of mine was going out for a drive on a Sunday, picking primroses from the Devon banks, and bringing them home to put in a jam jar. Goodness me, life was so much simpler then. Mind you, I am talking about the early 1950's.  

 
Picture taken whilst out on a walk 

 
Pictures taken in my garden today 

I only found out a few days ago that the primrose is the County flower of Devon, so I found that very interesting. 

Well, I hope you've enjoyed the views I've picked for you today, and I shall post more in the weeks to come. As I mentioned, I consider myself blessed to be living in this beautiful little part of the world. 

Have a good week everyone. 

4 comments:

Suzanne Prickett said...

Good Morning, Thisisme. I love primroses, and have never seen them grow wild just along a walk. I have had them in pots before, but they are hard to keep alive. Guess it gets too hot in Texas for them.

I just so much love your beach photos and all of the boats around. How funny tourists are lovingly called Emmitts or Grockels! If I ever get that way, I'll make sure my driver drive carefully around the hedges, haha!

This is a very pretty post, Thisisme. I always enjoyed your Sunday Snaps over the years, and am glad you are coming back with some more. Have a 'snappy' wonderful weekend. Hugs from Texas! ♥

Southhamsdarling said...

Hello Suzanne. Here you are again! I can't imagine our little primroses over there in Texas! How funny. I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos today, my friend. I hope you are getting some good, Spring like weather over there 😊

Odie Langley said...

As always I am ever so happy to see any images of your lovely Devon. You certainly have a beautiful area to see in any direction. Thanks for sharing and more would be a great thing my friend.
Hugs,
Odie

Southhamsdarling said...

Hi there Odie. It's always lovely to see you here, and I'm glad you enjoyed my photos of Devon today. I often think of you and I do hope you and little Rocky are keeping well over there.