Sunday, November 04, 2007

Good things come to those who wait............

I didn't get a new camera. I invited my brother over for dinner on Friday night to celebrate my honey's birthday with us, I asked him to bring his camera so we could take some pictures. Unexpectedly he offered me the use of his camera as long as I like, basically as if giving it to me. I declined at first, but he insisted that he doesn't use it much, and besides, he can get a new one. His camera is not old(just a little more than a year), not bottom of the range, in fact, it's a good one. In the end he won and I gave in to his exceeding kindness and now, I'VE GOT A CAMERA!!!!! I'm so blessed and grateful that I have such a great brother!

I'm still exploring all the functions this camera can perform, I pored over the user's manual, I'm excited to try out all the different settings.Can you spot our puppy Belle? Hope I can get her from the front next time.These are photos of the back garden, many rose bushes have already been deadheaded and so I missed photographing the first flush of Spring blooms, even though there are still some left. The actual garden area is not big, as we decided to have more lawn area for the kids so they can play sport, roam and run in the backyard. It's a suburban backyard, not huge with rolling hills and acres of land for trees and plants, but not too small that there's no outdoors to speak of either. I'm still working on the finishing touches in various parts of the garden. I'm putting up two arches at the front of the garden bed, I'm painting them white. I'm also thinking of putting in white picket fences so I can have pretty climbers cascasding down. I pulled out two huge shrubs which became too invasive, and now I can use the space for "garden rooms" which will have benches for us to sit and use the garden more. I still need to plant more climbers to cover the ugly fences in the background. I'm also planning to have birdbath, birdfeeders and birdhouses or nesting boxes to attract birds to us. This garden is a work-in-progress, I'm enjoying the journey and am learning as I go along.

12 comments:

Elzie said...

So many lovely roses. Wish I had them in my garden.
Hope you have a great day.
Love Elzie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am loving your garden! The roses are just gorgeous!! Mine don't look half as good as yours. Your little doggie sure is cute! Have a great week,
Becky in California

moderncountry said...

Oh my!! What a gorgeous garden you have!!! This is like a heaven for me, love roses!!
I think you are doing just great with your new camera, and isn`t it fun trying out? We got our new camera in Marth, and sinds then i have been taken more than 4000 pictures!! Yes, and i am not kidding...When you first learn how to do it in the "proper" way, a hole new world opens up for your eyes, and then you can`t stop making pictures :))Good luck, and you are so far doing great!

And thank you for stopping by and leave me such a nice comment :)
Aina x

rike said...

wonderful roses, gorgeous garden, lovely fotos!
rike

SHARON LUV'S SHABBY said...

WOW, I've never seen so many fantastic roses in someones backyard. I'm sooooooo jealous, I only planted my first roses last spring, and they are just starting to take off. I want mine to look like yours. Absolutely Beautiful...
<3 Sharon

Angela Louise said...

You have done such a wonderful job with your garden. So many healthy beautiful roses...a real feast for the eye. You will have so much fun creating garden rooms as I have. You can never have enough seats to admire and enjoy the garden from all angles. How I wish I could come and see your garden in real life as there is nothing better than getting together with mad keen gardeners for a garden walk and a morning tea.
Happy planning and gardening, Angela.

Gail McCormack said...

I can't believe how beautiful your roses are, if I lived near you I'd be sneaking past with my scissors that's for sure! You've certainly made good use of the camera, well done!

Our Red House said...

That's the best display of roses i have ever seen. It's fabulous. You are amazing.

Kate

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

I swear I could smell the fragrance of the beautiful roses. What amazingly sharp photos.
Alexandra

Julia said...

Hi,
Just had to say that I absolutely was blown away by your pics of your garden on your blog , I too am mad about the most divine flower..The Rose...Dont know why, but when I see the colours and health of yours...How do you do it?...have you a secret fertilizer...How do they survive the QLD Heat.?
Love, Julia (Melbourne).

Mandi said...

divine photos as usual....your blooms would put many of us to shame....great that we can share yours tho...I wish we had smell'a'blog....take care

MelsRosePlace said...

Still cant get over these roses and the photography...just divine...makes my rose garden look pathetic! AMAZING. Mel xx