Hello! Thank you for your kind words on my last post. It was especially interesting to hear from Julie who was married on the exact same date 30 years ago but half a world away, and Michele who was married on the same day but 41 years ago! I hope you both had a nice Anniversary too!
The roses have finally started to really bloom and some of them offer such wonderful fragrances when you walk by. The first one is Christopher Marlowe which we only planted late last year. It is gorgeous and such an unusual colour, like a salmon pink but when it fully opens there is a yellow center. So cool! This sits on one side of our entrance.
On the other side is the Golden Celebration rose. It is a wonderfully robust, easy to grow rose and we get tons of blooms each year.
Here is the nameless old rose that came with our house. It has wonderful colour but no fragrance. Look closely at the right side of the photo. The bushtit nest is still there. Beth, thanks for identifying this for us! The parents have been busy flitting around our garden!
Here is our striped azalea which, interestingly enough, decide to have some non-stripey blooms this year.
Look at these purple clematis. The blooms look like they are each trying to elbow the other to the front of the show!
And, here's some stitching. This looks so muted after all the flower photos. This is part of the Forget Me Not design from With Thy Needle and Thread. I just stitched part of the design as I wanted to finish it as a pin pillow.
Here's Dutch Strawberries by The Goode Huswife. Love her designs. I wish she would design again!
On Saturday I peeked into a charity shop and just when I thought there was nothing for me, I saw this on the wall on the way out. Initially all I saw was some lovely blue green colour. I stepped closer and just fell in love with this painting. It was so unusual and the colours are stunning. The photo does not do it justice.
My DH calls it "Venice of the East". Lucky me I got to bring it home with me. (It was a bargin too!)
Well, that's it, folks. Julius says "Spring is so pretty here. I just wish I could play with those birds!"
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!