Sunday, 28 March 2010
Well, at long last the redecoration of the whole house has finished.We have lived here since 2001 and this is the second time it has been done from top to bottom. Possibly the last too as we are running out of energy !
i will post photos soon but just wanted to show you the picture I have just finished to compliment the room which is predominantly teal blue with chocolate ( coloured, not the real thing ) accents. The curtains and the bed head.
Right here is the feature wall paper behind the bed -
And here is the picture
(The colour and flower bottom left were to show on another website.)
I have also made a collage of my photos and have changed their colour to blend in. This is a black frame with 8 photos – 6x4.
This is not the real frame but a digital mock up to test it out.
Just thought that you might like to see some of the original photos close up.
TODAY'S FLOWERS TEAM
Sunday, 21 March 2010
A trip around Cockington village.
The Keepers Cottage
Close up on the tiny windows
A carpet of Crocuses leading up to the ancient church.
Delicate little flowers force their way through hard impacted soil.
Protected in the crook of the tree roots.
Snowdrops in the woodland
Due to the cold winter I only found one Camellia -
a sign of beauty still to come
The Old Forge on the corner of the cross roads.
Rose Cottage pond
The stream through the meadow with the flags just appearing on the banks.
More promise of things to come
TODAY'S FLOWERS TEAM
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
A selection of flowers from last years hanging baskets.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858
Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. ~Beverly Nichols
'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
~William Wordsworth, "Lines Written in Early Spring," Lyrical Ballads, 1798
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. ~Basho
Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. ~Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey
Pluck not the wayside flower;
It is the traveler's dower.
And, finally my picture of a hanging basket.