Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Fullness of Spring











Yes, it's Spring. We welcome more bright flowers (thanks to Miss O's gardening endeavours) and birdsong fills the air. Although I must admit that garden flowers and birdsong are a constant throughout the year in our warm climate. 

Kookaburras perched on our neighbour's clothesline, up to four at a time this particular afternoon, as they swooped backwards and forwards, and snapping up insects nearby. The beautiful orchid is also just over our fence, yet clearly visible, wrapped around her avocado tree.

A little hand sewing is my current 'making', using fabrics and papers I had previously cut for my now completed Peaceful Night quilt. I'm not yet sure where this will lead but I'm happy to piece with these low volume 'remnants', the pleasure of busy hands being satisfaction enough for now.

Smokey days and cloud swept skies are a great combination for colourful sunsets, reflected wonderfully in our wide river. I do enjoy the fullness of Spring, warm and bright.

22 comments:

Fun60 said...

Beautiful photos to accompany beautiful words. I am enjoying Autumn now with its changing colours lit up in the early morning sunlight.

✿ chica said...

Fotos perfeitas, sempre lindas como teus trabalhos! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

Patchwork and Play said...

I am very jealous of your beautiful Spring Karen! We are still in the throes of winter here, with wind and rain and rather cool temperatures! Love that cornflower- my favourite flower of all!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Cornflowers are beautiful aren't they Susan. We’ve been having a very pleasant Spring - and relatively cool with only a couple of days above 30. I’ve been savouring the mild days and coolish nights with just enough rain to keep things green. Summer will no doubt come soon enough for both of us.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh wow - it is fun to see your beautiful images of Spring while we are heading into Autumn!

Filip and Kristel said...

Now the fall starts, this is a big change.

Greetings,
Filip

Barb said...

I like seeing your emerging spring. I'm surprised so much is blooming, but as you say, your climate is warm year round. The colors on your river are magical.

Mary Huey said...

Love those kookaburras! And looking forward to seeing where that EPP goes!! Very inspiring!!

Jeanne said...

So fun to think of you having your lovely spring just as we are about to get winter. Nice to see your beautiful flowers, and those skies are beautiful!

Janneke said...

You show us all the beauty in life, the wonderful sunsets, exotic birds, springflowers, even an orchid and your hands busy with quilting. I enjoyed your words and wonderful photography very much!

Marijke said...

It's wonderful, how a little colour can improve someone's day. Great work on Miss O's gardening efforts!

Michelle said...

Spring looks lovely in your area of the world. We enjoy those birds here, but only in our zoos.

Dirk Rosin said...

great photos!

baili said...

spring is still embracing in your area ,here in my country we are saying well come to autumn .
loved your bright flowers and beautiful sky and water .liked your prosaic words too dear

SarahZ said...

Beautiful photos! Especially as we are enjoying crisper days and nights, bracing for the Winter ahead! I kinda love that your seasons are opposite of ours...so much to vicariously enjoy!

Lisa Gordon said...

Miss O's efforts have surely paid off, Karen! The flowers are just beautiful.
Here in NY, most of our flowers are history now, but some are holding on.
We had our first major frost last night, and are due for another tonight.
It is indeed Fall here!

Happy day to you, my friend!

Susan said...

Beautiful and peaceful photos.....such a calming blend.

hydeeannsews said...

beautiful captures, as always, karen! they always bring me bit of peace and delight.

the momma said...

beautiful!
I tend to go kicking and screaming (only in my mind, of course ;-) into Autumn, because then comes winter. I like that I get to enjoy Spring (and then Summer) through you and your lens

diane b said...

A beautiful Spring post.

DeborahGun said...

I need Miss O to come and give me a consultation on my garden - it is a mess, and no flowers in sight! That purple flower in particular is so beautiful. Love your new low volume EPP Karen. I am interested - do you glue baste for EPP? Hope you are having a lovely week xx

Preeti said...

Beautiful pictures of your colorful spring and your low volume paper piecing to balance things out! Wonderful gardening by Miss O :)

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