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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Snippets From Home




I made these for an older friend's birthday on the weekend (yes, all from my blog, photos printed at our local department store). We also gave her a small potted hydrangea. She was delighted with both, particularly the cards.







This wonderful purple carpet continues to renew itself each day, however the jacarandas are nearly finished their flowering and will soon grow beautiful green leaves again.




Only a few weeks of school to go here in Australia before our main break for the year (6 weeks over our summer). Early one morning I found this son finishing his last Maths pages while still in bed. He has begun working on "next year's" Maths program online. Now if only he was half as enthusiastic about his other school subjects.....




The nashi pear flower, even more mature. Three more flowers have since opened as well as many fresh new leaves bringing the tree to life.




"I did it all by myself! I like the tiger and elephant best." Proclaims Miss 3 of our 108 piece Sydney Taronga Zoo puzzle.




With rain and heat the weeds and garden plants are growing quickly. A lovely long grevillea flower spike begins to open.

Always seems to be something happening, growing or changing, usually for the better.


33 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous photos as always! I do love your cards and what a delightful gift for anyone!! Looks as though the week is going well for you and the children and friends! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing part of your summer with me up here in the other hemisphere.

Deanne said...

Those cards are magnificent, I think you should make some up to sell, I know I would buy some!

Joyful said...

What a lovely gift.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

And that's a wonderful gift ...

Pradeepa said...

Beautiful photos. The hydrangea looks absolutely delightful.

Nadege, said...

Beautiful photos as always.

Those cards are wonderful, certainly make a lovely gift.

Mihaela said...

Look at that purple carpet! I wish we had that in my garden.. and the cards are great, I want to go to a printing house and make postcards of my own photos as well.. cheers!

Giga said...

Kartki ze zdjęciami są śliczne, jak i piękny dywan kwiatowy. Pozdrawiam

Liz said...

Wonderful images as usual, Karen. The cards are a wonderful idea. I was planning to do similar for next year's birthdays.
Hope you are having a lovely week!

Jill said...

Beautiful, perfect gift. Delightful images of wonderful children and nature.

Filip Demuinck said...

I like the first and third shot, very creative.

Greetings,
Filip

Gone Country said...

Such a great, personal gift for your friend!

Beautiful photos! It's nice to see summer photos as we're heading into winter here!

Judy said...

What a beautiful series of photos. I still love that blanket of purple.

Barb said...

Lucky lady to receive your beautiful cards!

missing moments said...

Your flower shots are just awesome! How special to give to your friend.

Linda R. said...

Your cards look great.. I have been saying I want to try that. Such lovely photos. All so beautiful.

Hugs, Linda

Karin M. said...

Nice different motives and a super series ... great work ....
LG: Karin

a happy little life said...

Wonderful gift! So much talent!

leavesnbloom said...

That carpet of jacarandas petals is so beautiful.

Valerie said...

A delightful collection. The Jacaranda carpet is my favourite too. I can understand why your friend appreciated the gift of personalised cards - great idea.

Bren said...

That is one lucky friend. Your photos made beautiful cards, as I've said, love your macro shots!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Gorgeous note cards- what a wonderful idea

Cary said...

What a lovely gift. I'm sure your friend is enjoying them!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your photo cards really made a beautiful gift. Bet your friend was thrilled.

Loved the rest of the photos--especially the purple flower carpet.

Pam said...

You have a kind and considerate heart, Sunshine. I love the way you think and express your devotion to God. We reap what we sow.

Blessings,
Pam

Jeanne said...

Love your cards, and what a super picture of your son studying his math. What a great teacher you must be!

thefisherlady said...

usually for the better...
I think that always being thankful helps us see the better aspects of life... to the pure, all things are pure

thefisherlady said...

your cards are spectacular... do you want to trade a dozen for a dozen of my home made ones?

Kateri said...

Oooh, love that purple carpet!

Pia said...

Your cards are wonderful! What a great idea!

Tammy said...

The cards are beautiful. What a wonderful gift idea!

Erin said...

How exciting to find T so keen on Maths:) Can't believe your T and my M will be 'highschoolers' next year!

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