Sunday, 12 April 2009

There is no 'Green Hill' in the Fens ...

All , This Easter tide ......


So sorry I haven't been around much of late ,for many and varied reasons ,but I felt I had to make an entry on this Easter day ,I will endevour to make an effort to join you all again more often ...Maurice and I went over to Peterborough yesterday to see the family ,bearing Easter cards etc ,On our way home Maurice said look ,and there in a remote field out here in the Fens we spied ,the three crosses ,Maurice turned the car around so that I could get out and take the following pictures ...Hence my title today ,I just had to share them with you ,the starkness is some how ..poignant isnt it ?


Last Monday,I went to the co-op ,for some after the weekend shopping ,I always take my trolley now since my back went on me recently ,I dont attempt to carry anything anymore ,Up the road opposite me as I came away from the store I saw alot of people ,and being me 'nosy' stopped to see what was happening ,Imagine my feelings when as they came closer ,I saw it was the pilgrims on their way to Walsingham carrying the Cross ,I think I told you last year they leave a small cross as they enter a town or village as they pass through ,on the verge at the side of the road ,I hadnt got my camera ,and was tempted to walk a little way with them ,but didnt feel it would be quite right ,with my shopping trolly !!Any way the next day in the local paper I found this picture of the Pilgrims ,so I scanned it to share with you all


A couple of weeks ago Maurice and I went to Spalding in Lincolnshire ,they have an outletpark Called Springfields ,with lots of nice shops with bargains ,Marks and Spencer and Clarks being a couple of favourites ,Lincolnshire being famous for bulb growing ,though saddly not as much now as it once was ,we passed lots of fields of Daffodils ,so of course I took a picture !
As I said ,I will be back soon, meanwhile enjoy what is left of the weekend .....
And as usual.. love from

34 comments:

Marie said...

Happy Easter Jan! I hope that you and Maurice have a lovely weekend, or what's left of it at any rate! Interesting pictures! I love the daffodils. Expect they will not last much longer, but then they will be replaced by lovely bluebells!

madcobug said...

I hope you and Maurice have a Blessed Easter. Hugs, Helen

Sal said...

Walsingham is my very favourite little town, I just adore it. Nice post Jan, I enjoyed it. Have a blessed Easter. Sal.

ADB said...

Happy Easter, Jan

Sandra said...

Happy Eaaster to you too
Sandra

Jeannette said...

A Happy and blessed Easter Jan. Thank you for your lovely card. How wonderful to see the crosses and also the pilgrims. Thank you for sharing xxxxxx

Yasmin said...

Happy Easter Jan so nice to hear form you. I've never seen crosses placed like that or Pilgrims perhaps I should take more notice of local history. Hope your back is not playing up too much.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

~~Kath~~ said...

Happy Easter

Lucy said...

Wonderful to hear from you again Jan and as usual so interesting. I have a feeling the crosses are going to leave a long impression. Happy, happy Easter to you. Lucy

Linda's World said...

Lovely pictures Jan. We have daffodil & tulip growers here in my area too. Have a blessed day, a day to celebrate our risen Savior. Linda in rainy & windy Washington.

Sybil said...

Hi Jan and Maurice, Happy Easter to you both.

Thank you for sharing these nice photographs with us. You seem to have been having a nice time travelling around.

Kepp in touch,
Much Love sybil xx

Ginny said...

Hi Jan and Maurice,
Happy Easter to you both, so lovely to hear from you again. Love the latest photos
of Spring..... best time of year I think.
Take care
Ginny in Whittlesey

Kath said...

What a lovely outing you seemed to have.Love the pictures Jan.Hope the rest of your Easter time proves fruitful and your back doesn't prove too painful...Thankyou for your lovely card.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Sandra said...

Hi Jan, lovely to hear from you. I didn`t know any of these things and its very interesting to hear. I must have been lovely to see the crosses in the field. No sign of the baby yet. Take care.

Love and Hugs

Sandra xxxx

mortonlake said...

great pics jan.i live 5 miles from walsingham,it gets so busy this time of year.take care,happy easter,love mort xxx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Easter to you too! Your lovely pictures were so fitting for this time of the year. I loved the daffodil field. I just got home from my weekend at the camper and saw a few daffodils blooming along the roadside but nothing so nice as the ones you saw. I'm happy to hear all is well with you!
'On Ya'-ma

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to you and Pops! Hope you had a nice relaxed Easter Sunday - we took Maddie to Hunstanton for a walk and then drove back through Dersingham and the surrounding villages which was quite nice - the boys didn't want to come so it was just us three and we chilled out and had fish and chips - lovely - love you - speak soon,

Stuart said...

Hope you had a lovely day.
I am sure they wouldn't have minded you joining in the walk!

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to you and yours Jan.

B. x

LYN said...

LOVE THE PICS OF THE DAFFODILS WITH YOU IN THE MIRROR!!

Jean said...

Hi Jan ,I'm here at last to read your entry ,it was lovely to see you and Maurice on Good Friday.Your photos are good ,the daffs field look good with you in the car mirror .Jo's girls had palm crosses that I hadn't seen in ages .That was a lovely memory of Church on a Easter Monday getting our prize book and bun and orange.....with love Jeanxxx

Joan said...

Hi Jan so glad to hear from you it has been so long. I have been worried about you, emailed you but no reply but been having problems lately. The crosses in the field look so beautiful glad you had you camera with you. LOve Joan

Missie said...

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Angie said...

Hope you had a happy Easter Jan. I think the idea of the crosses in the field is brilliant.

love, Angie, xx

Dionne said...

Happy Easter Jan! It sounds like you had a lovely time. It's nice to 'hear' from you again!
Cheers,
Dionne

Ally Lifewithally said...

Lovely Easter entry Jan ~ when I was at school we went on a School arranged outing to Walsingham and had lunch with the Nuns I remember it so clearly as a wonderful day out ~ Loved the pictures ~ Ally x

Carolina said...

hi Jan-wanted to stop by and say hello. Great pictures-those are so awesome to see.Hope all is well and sending lots of hugs your way. Carolina (carolsixpac@aol.com)

Christine said...

Thanks for your kind comments. Hope you had a good Easter. Oliver says hi too.
Christine

SubeeSews said...

Sounds like a book or song title.
"No Green Hills on the Fens"
In my early sewing days I too was a kitchen stitcher. It was such a bummer to have to stop and pack it all up. I think that is why I still hate cooking. I no longer have to clean upall my sewing...but I resent the time from sewing that cooking takes. Nothing better than an easy roast or turkey in the oven slowly cooking all day while I sew.
It is clouding up here...rain tonight. I have been sewing for 12 hours. Guess it is time to stop. Hubby brought Chinese food so it is a no cooking day. I did the laundry yesterday.
Happy eve to you and yours.
Subee

Jeannette said...

Hi Jan,I hope your Easter went well. I'm sorry your back is still playing up. What would we do without our trolleys to carry stuff, I never leave home without mine if I'm shopping! I've got a girly pink one! The crosses do look poignant in the landscape don't they? Have a good week.
Jeannette xxxx

Anonymous said...

I love your field of daffodils :0) Rache

Lucy said...

I just wanted to drop in and say hi. You are a popular lady. You are encouraging and happy and supportive to all.

Dawn said...

Just popped in to say hello and thank you for the purple iris. That field of daffodils had to be beautiful. What is a trolley? Hugs, Dawn

Dawn said...

Just stopped by to say hello and thank you for the purple iris. That field of daffadills had to be beautiful. By the way what is a shopping trolley? Hugs, Dawn