Monday, July 30, 2012

Weekend Snippets




A couple of the trees at church are now in bloom. I've missed church the last few weeks as I've been recovering from a virus. The seasonal changes in the plants are quite noticeable. Spring is only a few weeks away now.









Miss O was awarded an encouragement voucher from her hockey coach this Saturday. She wanted to share the experience with Miss V so the three of us had our first ever visit to Gloria Jean's. I must say the food looked better than it tasted, I think home cooking has spoilt us a little.

The outing itself was delightful, something we'd like to do again sometime.














A gentle walk around the neighbourhood in the pleasant warmth of the midday sun revealed some treasures. I've missed my walks, thankfully I'm feeling better each day.




 The twins love their sport, thoroughly enjoying their hockey all winter as well as girl's rep. cricket. Summer is the main cricket season, they can hardly wait.


43 comments:

Deanne said...

pretty flowers, I can almost feel spring in the air! Well done Miss O!

Sylvia K said...

Congratulations to Miss O! Exquisite flowers, beautiful colors and superb captures -- as always! Hope all of you have a great week!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a fun reason for a little outing! Great job, Miss O! Beautiful flowers. Hope you are feeling all better now! :)

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful, just wonderful!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

What beautiful flowers these are!
I sure hope you are feeling all better real soon.

Lisa said...

Lovely flowers. I'm looking forward to seeing your spring, because your winter has been so beautiful! So sorry to hear that you have been unwell. I'll pray that you are restored to good health again soon!

Nadege, said...

Hope you feel better soon. Lovely flowers. I'm so looking forward to our summer weather, I'm over these cold and wet winter days.

Catherine said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling a little better I hope you are back to your healthy self soon. A walk in the winter sun does make you feel good doesn't it. I totally agree about the home cooking versus the bought cakes, we are very spoilt here too:)

TheChieftess said...

That top shot and the iris are both magnificent!!!

You inspire me to go the next step to at least the macro extensions, if not a macro lens!!!

geanina said...

beautifl captures and colors!congratulations to Miss O! :P

Birgitta said...

So beautiful flower pictures!
Hope you feel better soon!

Dave said...

Hi Karen. I liked your flower photos. I think spring is nearly here in NZ now too. I have seen daffodils beginning to bloom and magnolia and camelia trees in flower. Hope you are feeling better now? - Dave

Denise said...

A lovely start to my day, great post, lovely photos.

Rosemary said...

What a wonderful thought - Spring being in the air, and you do not even seem to have a Winter!!!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Sorry to read you have been under the weather with a virus, I do hope you get to feeling better soon. Amazing photo of the iris!

Giga said...

Najważniejsze, że czujesz się z dnia na dzień lepiej. Jeśli u Was są tak piękne kwiaty zimą, to wiosna będzie z pewnością bajeczna. Bardzo dobrze, że dzieci lubią sport. Pozdrawiam.
The most important thing that you feel from day to day better. If you you are so beautiful flowers in winter, spring will definitely be fabulous. It's good that children like sport. Yours.

Leslie said...

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave your kind comment, thus leading me to yours. You have a lovely blog, and a beautiful family (home schooled, no less, which is vastly impressive to me, who home schooled an only child.)

I recognize some of the flowers you've photographed here - quite lovely. Iris, perhaps? And a gerber daisy, and maybe hibiscus?

Hoping you recover quickly from that virus that has kept you down these past weeks.

einfachtilda said...

Wieder mal ganz wundervolle Fotos von dir ♥

LG Mathilda

Ruby said...

Lovely flowers!! Your post is a beautiful start to the week. Cheers, Ruby

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I am glad you are feeling better!Your pics are fabulous! I enjoyed them very much!

Filip and Kristel said...

Wow for all your flower pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So much pretty here! Hope you are feeling much better by now.

cris photos said...

Sempre lindas as flores.
Desejo as melhoras para você.

Beijos

Shirley said...

We are sad in our part of the great earth,,our summer is in it's last month and I so miss the spring. All the bird activity has come to a stop. Just a few local birds. Your flowers are beautiful and I so agree with the home cooking comment! Enjoy your spring beauty. I will enjoy your spring through your eye's.
Stay focused,
~Shirley

hawknitr13 said...

glad to hear you're feeling better...nothing worse than a virus...no meds, just time and TLC!!!
^)^linda

Seeing Each Day said...

Glad to hear you are gradually feeling better - every single person I've known who has been I'll in the last few months has really been knocked around, Rod included. Lovely last pink flower capture. Yes, I've had a GJ experience myself and it appears similar to yours in the summing up department! Plastic is a word that came to mind....

Linda R said...

So many wonderful photos my friend. I do hope you are feeling better..

Hugs~

Valerie said...

Positively superb macro shots! Hope you're feeling much better with each passing day. Thanks for sharing.

arvind said...

Hope you get well soon! And the flower shots are lovely.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

So much beauty. You must be surrounded by so much. Lovely.

Pam :) said...

Your beautiful array of flowers make my heart sing.
Congratulations to Miss O.
I pray you will feel well soon, Karen.

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

The flowers are so beautifully captured! Love the happy colors.

Juliana said...

Wow! so beautiful flowers!
I like that blossom on the heaven' background!
xoxo, Juliana
[pjhappies.blogspot.com]

Tiago Braga said...

Amazoing photo, lovely! great photos os Nature ;)

Wenche said...

A lot of beautiful pictures as always. Always a beauty to visit your page and seeing the nice colors. :0)

4U2 said...

Great pictures!

Antonio said...

Beautiful colors, perfect macros!!

tinajo said...

Love these flowers!

Kim said...

I love the red flower. Looks like the weather is really getting better there. I can't wait to see more.

Q said...

Amazing how the light plays on your rose.
Gorgeous photograph.
Hope you are feeling much better. It has been too hot for me to walk. Like you I miss my walks.
I too am spoilt by home cooked meals....
Sherry

Rick said...

Awesome flower shots. Love the iris ! Congrats to Miss O.

And yes, home cookin' does spoil one, doesn't it ?

Doug Hickok said...

The flower images are wonderful! Such lovely details :^)

Liz said...

Your flower images are absolutely beautiful!!
I too have been quite sick and bed or couch ridden for all of last week (flu and a secondary chest infection). I have missed my time out with my camera too. I'm improving very slowly.
I do hope you are much better?

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