Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fresh Beginnings

















Each day, each season is filled with the possibility of new beginnings, fresh starts and seeing things from a different perspective. And for this I am forever grateful.

As we gently enter spring, gardening continues to be a delight to Miss O, and in turn, all of us. Familiar and new flowers proclaim endless glory day upon day, quietly mixed amongst the edible herbs and a sprinkling of vegetables. 

Miss E has already had the first swim of the season - a very quick one followed by a hot shower to warm up! The rest of us were content to watch and photograph the 'occasion'! There have been no repeat requests just yet!

A new quilt is filling my spare moments, making the most of the mild weather to enjoy adding love to this one with some hand quilting. All the fabrics are by Umbrella Prints, a small Australian textile house specialising in organic printed fabrics. Combining printed organic cotton and heavier weight hand printed (in Australia) organic hemp/cottons provides a wonderful variety of textures and effects.


Botanical Notes: African daisies (this one is a terracotta shade)- wonderfully hardy and flowering year after year.
Photinia - all the dainty white flowers and buds are from our Photinia bushes, most commonly known for their fast growth and striking red new foliage.
Linaria - reminiscent of miniature snap dragons, very small and delicate. Mauve is shown here but they come in many colours. Planted from seed by Miss O.



15 comments:

Erin said...

Smiling, your kids are always as crazy as mine. We went to the beach on Sunday, ours went for a swim, note they were the only kids in the ocean.

LisaS said...

Wonderful to see your spring as I am heading into fall... ;)

christine said...

Lovely, as always. I will need to look at our photo is bush with fresh eyes next spring here.

Sarmatix said...

Wonderful pictures. So delicate. We have beginning of Autumn in Poland now. Greetings.

Susan said...

Your garden is looking beautiful, more lovely showers and produce to come I'm sure! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your blue and cream project.

Rick Forrestal said...

Great series.

diane b said...

Beautiful calm collection of photos flowers and fabrics.

Dirk Rosin said...

herlige bilder !

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's wonderful to see how spring is catching your attention with beautiful flowers, daily moments to enjoy and a wonderful quilt project.

Lucy said...

Your flower pictures are stunning! Love your blog.

Lisa Gordon said...

It looks like the beginning to a beautiful spring for you, Karen!
Here, our summer colors are quickly fading, soon to be replaced by the colors of autumn, and then...
The long winter sets in!
Enjoy every moment of your spring, and I truly hope you'll share more of it here.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

Lady Fi said...

Such beautiful new beginnings!

Mary Huey said...

Your flower photography is so delightful -- reminds me to look more closely!!

Julie said...

I couldn't even imagine jumping in a pool yet. Love the look of your new quilt, and of course all those blooms.

Liz said...

As always, you have so much beauty to share from your day to day, your garden & your creativity! You are an inspiration!!

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