Saturday, September 15, 2012

A FLORAL FEAST & OTHER GOOD STUFF


My two favourite roses came back into bloom this week,
the Yellow and the Pink.  I don't know their names;
 they were like that when we got here!


Nothing says Spring like a pretty rose in crystal ...


except perhaps little pansies nodding in the breeze.





Our local plant nursery is a veritable feast of Spring blooms ..







and runs to a hilarious collection of kitsch statuary!



Hello David - Michaelangelo would turn in his grave!



On the When You're Onto a Good Thing basis,
I bought more pots of pansies for the deck.
I have a little garden competition with myself every year,
in which I try to keep pansies blooming in our scorching heat right up until Christmas.  Most years I fail.



Are you enjoying watching Kate's tour outfits?
I think it is all beautifully thought out - Kate-style with a touch of the orient for Malaysia.



 I like this dress, with its unusual lace overlay.
Can't wait to see what she wears in the Solomon Islands.



Meantime, back in the Cardinal nest, I am giving Pastels a whirl:
made some pale yellow sateen pants this week to line up with a mint green scarf and bracelet.

Happy Sunday
xxx



12 comments:

  1. Dear Patricia,
    You are entering spring, and we are entering Autumn..
    I simply adore your roses. You know that they are my favorite of all flowers.
    I love the lilac one. I dont know the name of any of my roses. Just enjoy their faithfulness of always blooming for me.
    I love pansies. I dint get any this year.
    I've always liked the statues.
    happy sewing Patricia.
    thanks for your kind comments on my post.
    happy Sunday
    val x

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    1. You know, I like statues in the garden too, but these were SO badly made; I was disappointed because I became excited when I saw them from a distance and was already planning an installation among the roses!
      Sewing a floral dress today :))
      xx

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  2. How lovely all this is! I love the roses, the pansies (I have trouble keeping them going until Christmas, for different reasons LOL), the pretty china and all the dear DoCs super holiday outfits. She is always so elegant.

    Love your pastel outfit too - a bit Jackie O-ish perhaps? V. stylish! xxx

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    1. Mmmm, I'm thinking Antipodean Pansy longevity competition.. lol
      Oh, I was such a Jackie fan back in her day. Thank you for the idea - I will feel extra stylish now!
      Loved DoC tropical batik in Honiara .. she is doing brilliantly, isn't she?
      xxx

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  3. Love the new pants! I like it when other people sew, too.
    So nice to know there are others who don't know all their flowers by name.

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    1. There are lots of nameless plants around here Beryl ... they go by names such as The Round Tree, the Naughty Vine, Yellow Flower bush etc ... we are pretty hopeless with names. Happy sewing to you!

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  4. I planted orange pansies yesterday and I'm making an autumnal wreath for the door, this is my favourite season

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    1. Hurray for orange, especially in pansies, which is perfect for autumn. Love an autumn wreath - hope you show and tell!

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  5. It is extremely difficult to imagine someone entering spring and summer, as we are moving towards the cold season, which is going to be l o n g .
    However, pictures of colorful flowers always somewhere in the blogosphere do cheer my mind.
    Your´s are very pretty.

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    1. Thanks Mette - we have the topsy-turvy seasons fixed in our minds, due to having our daughter in Canada. No doubt they will be raking leaves very soon. Love how the blogosphere makes the world a village :))

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  6. I agree with Beryl...I like it when others also don't know the specific names of plants because I'm hopeless at remembering them.
    A little bit of rain last night but not enough!We need more...
    xx

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    1. We had a lovely rain shower this morning - it's been something like 56 days without rain, I think. But as you say, we need more .. xxx

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