Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spring is in the air............

.........when my eyes get a bit watery and my throat iches, You know Spring is on its way when pollen is in the air, the not so pleasant price for some to pay in Spring............ Do you get hay fever? What have you found effective to reduce the symptoms? Hope to hear from you. These photos were taken in Springtime Oct 2007, this bouquet from my garden has all the lovely colours I like; so I thought I'd share them with you while I'm waiting for my roses to bud and flower, there are lots of fresh little leaves on them at the moment.Seduction (Floribunda, cream and pink, light fragrance), Perfumed Perfection (Floribunda, mauve, strong fragrance), Simplicity (Floribunda, pink, light fragrance) So girls, have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are, whatever season you're in, have a good one.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Being random...............

G'day dear bloggers and readers, hope your week has been great. Today I felt like being random, so I shot a few random photos around our home. This bench is where I love to sit to soak up the precious winter's sun............. The chair is where my feet go. I love topiary plants............... they are the best, these will live forever without any watering! They will always look good without any trimming! Shhhh! Don't tell anyone, they are not alive.............. **wink wink** Strawberries are so juicy and yummy........... Turkish delight is also my favourite............. Just thought to randomly share the lovely day with you, you like? Have a fantabulous weekend, won't you?

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Old photos and "New" Picture Frames

I dug out some of the old photos I took in my earliest days (only 3-4 years ago) of possessing a digital camera, before I ventured into the world of blogging. Some of them show wall, furniture and furnishing colours different to what they are now. It's fun to look back and see the difference, which I've almost forgotten. I don't even have that camera anymore, the only thing that was the same was roses were my subjects from the beginning, lol. These are old picture frames painted and repurposed as chalkboards. Simply paint chalkboard paint on the inserts and group them together for that look. Can you see what theme we have going here for one of the kids' bedroom?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Pleasant Surprises

Hiya, hope everyone is enjoying your week. Remember I said in a previous post that all my rose bushes had been pruned and so there would be no roses to harvest till Spring time? Well, sometimes life is full of surprises. I cut some rosebuds and put them in water when I was doing the winter pruning; I really didn't expect much from them, but lo and behold, they bloomed, and they really brightened my day. I have some lavender bushes, some of them were getting big and needed some trimming, so I used some of the leaves and made a wreath; if you know lavender, the foliage is scented as well, I love the scent so much. It will look fresh as a wreath for quite some time too. Roses here are: Gold Bunny (Floribunda, lemon yellow), China Doll (Tree Rose, Hot pink), Perfumed Perfection buds (Floribunda, mauve), Wreath (lavender leaves)