Thursday, 14 June 2012

Jiving & flowers

Good afternoon

Well what a week - everything has been slightly chaotic and the whole rhythm of family life has altered. All this because one teenager is no longer at school all the time! Am sure I'll have just got used to it by September!!The page in my diary for this week was full of names/times/places - hopefully next week will be calmer - hope so or I'll need another holiday!!

Anyhow - its been sunny today - time to sneak into the garden and take photos as so much has come into bloom and is looking gorgeous. So lucky that the lady who owned the house before us loved her garden and planted lots - all in my favourite palette of pinks/purples;
 
 
This rose climbs up the side of the house - these blooms were almost at the top of the where the walls meet the roof!!
 

 Yep the sky has been that colour for a change :)


 Irises have grown this year for the first time - neither of us can remember planting them!!



 
The love of flowers shows in my latest CS purchase - an Art Deco vase;
 
 
The jiving? A demonstration/lesson at this months WI meeting - I watched and took photos whilst the rest of the group danced - it looked such fun but I wasn't taking the risk;

The instructors were great - and very patient with all the giggling!!

I do hope the sunshine stays for the weekend but I'll be surprised if it does - am hoping to get to a boot sale on Sunday - seems ages since I've managed that.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

14 comments:

Liz said...

Love the flower photos and the vase is a great find!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Floss said...

I love surprise flowers the best! And I adore irises, too. Ours are way over - probably a month and a half ago. That's interesting, because otherwise we are only ever a week or two ahead of England...

The dancing sounds fun, although I have two left feet. Ben was quite a dancer when I met him, so I'm afraid I have to be blamed for the fact that he doesn't dance any more.

Thanks for your blueberry comment! I think I'm going to put them out fresh for tea and breakfast, and then get baking with whatever's left over!

Thrift Bee said...

Beautiful photos of the roses, the pale pink one is simply stunning. I would have passed over that vase, but when you see it with the photos of the blooms you are likly to put in it, It is going to look amazing.

Vix said...

I love Irises, too. I wonder where yours came from? Great pictures and I think you were wise to avoid the dancing,we don't want a repeat of last year, do we? x

harmony and rosie said...

Good idea to leave the dancing to someone else! You are so lucky having a pretty garden!

crafts@home said...

Love your flowers, lucky you.... our garden was bare when we moved in....
Life has been wierd here this week as well, one back from uni.... one with most of the week off from working such long hours in the previous two weeks, and one on exam leave..... and with only 1 more exam to go.... I love it!!!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

beautiful photos Vicki..can't wait to get my parcel!
fee x

janis said...

your photos are lovely! I love summer flowers! Our Iris' only bloom in April. They are my favorite... so pretty

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Very wise to just sit back and watch after your escapades last year! ;)

What gorgeous roses. Wish I grow something other than veggies! Have a lovely weekend xx

andamento said...

It's a fabulous time of year for the garden isn't it! I love your new CS vase, feeling jealous now and wanting to go immediately on a bargain hunt myself...

Lisa said...

A real treat to see blue sky and such floral beauties.
Enjoy your weekend.
Lisa x

Lisa said...

A real treat to see blue sky and such floral beauties.
Enjoy your weekend.
Lisa x

moonstruckcreations said...

Hiya!

Just to let you know that I have given you the Sunshine Blogger Award!

Please pop over to my award to pick it up!

Helenxx

Nostalgic Vicky said...

Beautiful flowers! I took some photos in my garden as well last week as I feel we are missing them all being stuck indoors with the rain!! Your roses are gorgeous. I went to Gardeners World last week and took some photos of some lovely flowers - have a look on my blog -Musings from the Nostalgic Kitchen - to see them xxxx