Friday, July 29, 2011

gratefulz through the lens

This month I am grateful for... (yes again!), particularly these fiery orange, red and pink poppies given to me for my birthday. The way that the tightly scrunched-up petals literally explode out of their bud cases, then within a day seem to magically stretch out with no wrinkles to be seen. Love it!

... ultra thoughtful gifts of the lensy type. She's a Canon f1.8 50mm and took all of the photos on this post. Despite having no zoom ability and a slightly plastic fantastic exterior, it can beautifully throw areas into a delicious blur (yes, blur can be delicious!) and keeps specified area nicely focussed.

...leeks, spinach and the last of our broccoli from our slllooooooow growing Winter patch. Looking forward to sprouts, caulies and broadies in the next month or so.

and lastly I am grateful to feel the warm sun my face today - it's been a while Monsieur Solei!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

b & w

A friend's shack. A river. Long reeds swaying. Tyres hanging in trees waiting for the Summer months. Nice.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

pretties ♥

Pretties have found their way inside the house from the front garden. They certainly add a little bit of bright n' happy to our lounge room on these grey Wintery days. Don't get me wrong - I adore all seasons... but I wish we'd put in ducted heating as opposed to just a split system in our lounge room last year. Hindsight is annoying isn't it! Hope your staying warm :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

indoor bulbs part II

Hurrah - the hyacinths are all blooming! 

This weekend our dining room looks like a packet of Skittles and smells like a florist, but we're not complaining at all. This is the second year I have forced these bulbs and both times I have had about 95% success with flowers blooming. Some of the bulbs went mouldy, but most enjoyed their pretend Winter in the vegetable crisper. Blue muscaris and tulips will be the next to bloom... c'mon little things!