Friday, May 25, 2012

May Flowers



In our garden at this time of year, there's one plant which is definitely the show stopper... our pink camellia.  The photo below shows what I see every time I look out our kitchen and living room windows.  I couldn't resist rushing outside to get a photo to share with you while I thought of it so you could picture my exact view right this minute.  While the individual blooms are nothing spectacular and definitely not as pretty as the double style camellia we have in our front garden, en masse these pink ones look lovely, especially as their pink petals carpet the ground.



And yes, that's Grace in her fairy costume yet again in the photo above.  She is still living in it lately, although this week has been a break through in that we've had her stay in her pyjamas in her bed every single night.  Her reward for doing so is me promising to sew her something new for her dress up basket.    

I'm off to a high tea in the city tomorrow afternoon with my two best friends as a belated 30th birthday celebration for me - one had just had her first baby and the other was in Europe back in March so we agreed to do a little celebration later in the year instead.  I can't wait!... I hope the weekend ahead is a lovely one for you all too.

16 comments:

  1. What gorgoeus colours...and i love the flowers with pretty fairy pic!
    Enjoy high tea...that sounds divine...have a lovely weekend x

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  2. What beaut flowers. Mine barely have a flower! Happy belated 30th! Enjoy your high tea :)

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  3. Camellias are one of my favourites but sadly none in this garden (yet!). Have a lovely celebration tomorrow and belated Happy Birthday :-)

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  4. It's just beautiful Amanda, what a gorgeous sight to see all of that pink out your window. I'm glad to hear that Grace has been sleeping in her pyjamas lately, it's too cold for her to be in her fairy dress although it is very pretty:) Enjoy your high tea tomorrow, it sounds lovely. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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  5. What a glorious carpet of petals. Enjoy your high tea Amanda :)
    x

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  6. So very pretty, I love camellias. I used to worry my daughter would be still wearing her fairy dress at age 18. No worries now, she is into brand labels arggghhh

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  7. Oh yes, I remember your lovely camellias, I think the single ones are just as pretty as the doubles.
    Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your high tea xx

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  8. Ah! You know how fond I am of camellias, Amanda. Hopefully next year, 'Pa's camellia' will be flourishing like yours ☺. And Grace is such a heart-melter. J x

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  9. I adore Camelias! So pretty and cheerful during winter! Love that Grace is still besotted with her dress ups and have a lovely birthday celebration tomorrow. x

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  10. Gorgeous pink petals :) You know, apparently when I was a toddler - and up until I was about five - I would layer dresses over dresses over dresses over dresses and insist on wearing them absolutely everywhere.all.the.time. Mum said it did her head in but she was a bit of a hippy and didn't want to destroy my creative soul and figured one day I'd grow out of it. She had to prise them off me to wash them. I'm none the worse for wear (although T may beg to differ), but I do still have rather a soft spot for long floaty tulle! Grace is divine xx

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  11. I love camellias, they are such lovely flowers! Have fun with friends at high tea tomorrow...it sounds like so much fun!! And Grace is adorable in her fairy costume!!!

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  12. Lovely camellias Amanda...and Grace must have a real creative side to her...I knew a family where their little boy had to wear his batman costume every day, week in week out...they had to buy him another so they could wash them. He's a grown man now and hardly remembers it.
    Grace looks lovely in her costume...I'm betting it makes her feel very special to be a princess or fairy.
    Have you thought of sewing a few sequins and sparkles onto her new pj's? That also might make her feel special in them
    Have a great weekend...it's cold here and wet...so very wet!
    Lesley
    xx

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  13. Beautiful. I miss having a garden. I so love camellias! A-M xx

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  14. Oooo. I love a good high tea. I hope you have a fabulous time!

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  15. Beautiful flowers! You have a lovely blog :)

    Laura xo

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