Sunday, September 18, 2011

Spring Garden - New Life

Where did Saturday go?  It was my first Saturday home in a month and I found it hard to get motivated.  However I did take the time to smell the flowers so to speak, enjoy the garden and take some photos but I cannot take the credit for the garden.  Thanks to two special people who help us with our garden it is looking lovely.  The 1000's of daffodils have been flowering for a few weeks but this week the magnolia is blooming as are all the blossom trees.  It is a real spring garden, since scrap booking took over, as the 100's of annuals I used to plant doesn't happen any more. I had another play with the panoramic setting on the camera and still need more practice.  The East garden is on a slope (as you will see by the photo) and of course everything looks much better in the flesh.  This photo was taken at ground level so if the opportunity arises again I will have another go at house level (the sun is too bright right now).
and a couple of closeups

 My Dad made the stone sculpture
We have an exciting time ahead as we are to become 1st time grandparents in December and so far I am keeping up to date with the photos lol.  I have been using the lovely Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection to record the scan photos.  The first two layouts were created at the Dunedin Crop in June.
 The scan pics were very delicate so I had put them in photo protectors thus difficult to photograph but you get the general idea. 
 And the next one, started at Glentui last weekend, was finished yesterday the 20 wk scan.  The title is from Imaginarium Designs and butterflies - Cheery Lynn Designs
 Hope the radiologist got it right or that will be another story lol.  I have included a blank tag for C to write her own personal journalling on.

It is another lovely day today so we are off to M & D's batch for a working bee and then hopefully I will have some more Scrap room time later. Must away and make some muffins to take.  Baking in my new oven is still a novelty. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Until next time......


Rachel F said...

LOVE your dads sculpture. Your garden looks lovely - I love daffies hope you have got heaps inside!

Trace said...

What a stunning garden Dianne. Congrats on the upcoming grandparent status.

Joanne said...

Wow Dianne I didn't realise you had such a big garden, its always dark when I am there or in a hurry :)

The baby pages are gorgeous. She will love them. I can see on very spoilt grandchild coming up !!!
(with the scrapebooking I mean)