Sunday, 29 June 2008

A just messing around kind of day

A jug full of nonsense but I like my stuff ~ the more the merrier. It was raining this morning, such is our summer weather, so I needed something to occupy me until I went out to a village flower festival.

So I gave Miffy a new tiara and she wondered if her ears looked big in it. I said nooooo, your ears are just perfect.

The dolls are all dressed up and ready for an outing too ~ hope they have their umbrellas waiting by the door.
After a very, very showery afternoon which I spent wandering around a village looking at glorious flowers I came back home and of course, the sun came out!!! So off I went into my own garden to admire the Evening Primroses and the huge Foxgloves.
My beautiful Mr Dante loves this part of the garden. He likes to chew grass and disappear into the undergrowth. Watch out, sweet boy, the bees love the flowers too, mind you don't get stung on the nose
Until next time,
Sandi x

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Homage to Summer

A little spot by my back doorstep filled with lots of favourite things.

I could call it my Altar or maybe shrine ~ whatever ~ I enjoyed making it. I have filled the pots with herb seeds so with luck I should be picking fresh herbs in a few weeks time.
I want to add some coloured pebbles and a few more bits and pieces but for now I am happy with it.
Until next time,
Sandi x

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Playtime ~

A break for refreshment is always welcome. Please help yourselves. I think teddy would like a slice of cake and a small glass of cherry brandy. I wonder what bunny will choose?

It's good to play - to escape from the humdrum of life now and then.
Sandi x

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Fairy Strawberries

I picked lots of these from the garden - tiny miniature strawberries.

Endless patience is needed to pick enough to enjoy with a dollop of fresh cream but they are worth the effort. Of course I left plenty for the little folk. To show how small they are the bucket is from my dollshouse!!!!!
Sandi x

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Sweet summer Pastimes

This delicate creature has dressed in all her finery today.

She went into the garden....
to gather sweetly scented flowers and leaves. Maybe she will make perfume with them or potpourri.
I think every little girl has probably done the same thing, I know I did.
Sandi x

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Quintessentially English Village

Taking a stroll - and a swim...................

......through a pretty English village in all its summer glory.Roses rambling over an ancient stone wall.
Beautiful black and white houses galore.

A wooden bridge and bridle path.

A vintage car.The church decorated with flowers for a wedding.
Local residents posing beautifully for the camera.
A tranquil spot on the river to enjoy splashing around in. A folly.
A kissing gate.
Traditional old telephone box.
Masses of colourful flowers....

.....more luscious red roses climbing up a cottage wall.
A perfect summers day in England.
Sandi x

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Summer Solstice

Brightest Blessings.
Sandi x

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Happy Fathers Day

Chocolate and Orange Cake - for my husband.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Meet Rosebud

Nestling among the soft rose petals. Holding her wand, ready to grant wishes for happiness.

This is a beautiful 'David Austin' rose. We are fortunate to live very close to the David Austin rose nursery where we bought this several years ago.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Beautiful Roses

As well as tending the roses..............

........enjoy them!
So beautiful.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Tutu Cute!

Slice of cake anyone? Filled with strawberry jam and lashings of fresh cream.

This little cutie likes to go into the fairy garden when she's not watching over the cakes....
and play among the flowers.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Busy Buzzy Bees

A very busy bee.

Some views from the garden during the last few days.