Monday, February 15, 2010

Fabulous Floribundas

These roses are both floribundas, the mauve ones are Perfumed Perfection and the cream and pink ones are Seduction. The Perfumed Perfection is very heavily and heavenly perfumed, whereas the Seduction is only lightly perfumed. I grow floribundas for the abundance of flowers they produce, and they look spectacular on the bush, which is why they are named floribundas--flora abundance!Quite a few of you asked me how I faded the photos in the last post, so I thought I would share it here so you could go and try it out yourself! It was actually very simple, I simply hit the HSL (hue saturation lightness) button on my photo edit programme which came with my camera, then it gave me the choice of those three things, I reduced only the saturation to the point I was happy with and saved it and that was all. It might take you a bit of exploring to find the same function on your photo-edit programme, but I'm pretty sure it should be there and it should be quite common. Have fun! Have a fantabulous week, my dear friends.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

No doubt I really enjoy creating vignettes with my roses and taking pictures of them.
During our kids' school holidays,
I didn't have the luxury and the time to do all these,
so I've been hanging out to do it again.
This time I manipulated (edited) some of the photos just for fun,
they look so much dreamier and more romantic with their colours all washed-out, don't you think?
Roses to brighten up the home, here?Here?...........
Or here?...................

And last but not least,
I also took these photos below to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.
These popsticks have the names of songs written on them,
they are my children's playlist of songs they have learnt on the piano.
They draw out some sticks each day like a lucky dip and play those songs for practice so they won't forget them.
I just think they look good for my photos!
The little white sachet with the pink heart on is my daughter's handiwork,
she made it for me when she was learning to use the sewing machine;
as well as hand-stitching some parts.
It's a sweet little thing that has become a decoration in my home,
and one I'll keep forever.
Alrighty, I wish you the most beautiful and blissful Valentine's Day, my dear friends,
till next time!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Bread of Life

Breakfast. What do you have for breakfast?
How do you have it?
Do you gulp it all down in haste?
Or do you sit and slowly savour it?
Or do you have it at all?
Is it an important meal for you?
Would love to hear from YOU!
I enjoy breakfast,
I'm usually very hungry in the morning.
Raspberries in natural yoghurt-- one of my favourite food for breakfast.
Some food for thought:

John 6:51 Jesus said,"I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever, and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."

Job 23:12 ........ I have treasured the words of His mouth, more than my necessary food.
Wow! I love the Word of God.
In other things, here is the space I made ready for the dining table, which I mentioned in the last post.
The dining chairs are so arranged that they are out of the way for the time being.Have a fantastic weekend everyone.