A few Sunday morning coffee shots from the past week to brighten your day in the rain we are having today in Nova Scotia. What a beautiful September – we still have day lilies in bloom!! Can you tell that sunflowers are a favourite of my photography team? They must take after their mother. My favourite is the planter filled with flowers grown so lovingly by my wee girl – they turned out to be so beautiful! Have a wonderful week!
Wee Girl’s Coleus!
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller
It has been a long time since we have been at home and up early enough to capture some early Saturday morning shots. The hectic rush of summer while having to work but still wanting to make every moment of sun count doesn’t leave much time for supping coffee and just being content in the moment! I am very grateful for the return of some routine, but a bit sad that we blinked and summer is now winding down – it always goes by so quickly. Yes, there are some duplicates from last week’s veggie garden pictures – they are simply too pretty not to share with the rest of the blooms!! Thankfully September brings my favourite flowers – Dahlias, Glads and of course, sunflowers!!
Zinnia and Calendula from seed
Leek in bloom
Zinnia and cucamelon
It has been raining pretty heavily and our blooms have taken a beating! But the girls did manage to capture a few gorgeous flowers over the past 10 days to make Mama smile through the rain drops!
Zinnia and Calendula from seed
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” ~Mulan
This week has provided my budding photographers with many opportunities to play with the camera, so many beautiful plants are blooming. I added a few interesting studies of bark that my older daughter took, there is a certain beauty that is exposed when shot close up through the eyes of a child. And of course, what gallery would be complete without some coleus and butterfly shots taken by my wee girl! What a lovely time of year to just sit and soak in the sun, the smells and the scenery!
Bumble Bee Lillies
Peek a boo pansies
Aunt Pat’s Tiger Lilies
To see more beautiful blooms, head over to May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!!
The wonderful thing about planting a mix of perennials, annuals, flowering shrubs and vegetables is that there is always something different in bloom when I take a minute to slow down, sip a cup of coffee and wander. I think the girls captured some amazing blooms this week, even if they did almost miss the bus trying to get the perfect shot! Soccer, Highland dane competition and sailing season are upon us, school ends in a few weeks and summer will be in full swing – not much time for playing in the garden! I am grateful for my weekend mornings more now than ever. What is blooming this week in your gardens? My wish is that all my friends find a moment to slow down, breathe and enjoy the beauty around them…
“The flower blossoms not for others, but for itself…and holds a beauty beyond compare.”
The sun came out today after a cold, rainy week and with it some more beautiful blooms to enjoy with a Sunday morning cup of coffee! We even found our very first tomato blossom this morning smiling at the sunshine, that means some yummy tomatoes are on the way. Most of the pictures were taken by my girls this week, which certainly adds a new perspective to the blossoms in the garden and in the woods. I love getting to see what they see through their sweet little eyes. Happy Sunday to everyone!
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” ~ Unknown
This weekend was absolutely sunny and gorgeous (until 2 pm on Sunday, when the skies opened up with some much needed rain…). There are so many trees, shrubs and flowers in bloom in the gardens right now – if only pictures could capture the smell of the fruit blossoms, it truly was worth the wait! These are just a few of the beautiful blooms I enjoyed while wandering with my coffee before church, they were too pretty not to share. Wishing everyone a beautiful, blossom filled week ahead.
“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.” ~ Irish Blessing
Peek a boo!
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