Saturday, September 16, 2017

Oh, Sweet Spring!




Down here in this little part of the world the land is awakening with the sounds and scents of Spring. With each day the Spring sun warms the brown earth. The breath of Spring is fragrant with sweet flowers of the Wattle Trees, Jonquils, Daffodils, Weeping blossom trees, Bluebells and Hyacinths. The first colour of Spring down here at the bottom of the world is a sea of yellow. The landscape is bursting with the cheery, yellow blossoms of the Wattle trees.


The Golden Wattle (Acacia Pycnantha) is Australia's national flower. Each Golden Wattle has many large fluffy, yellow, sweet-smelling flower heads where each flower head is a bunch of many tiny flowers. Each flower has five very small petals and these flowers are arranged in dense rounded or elongated clusters which are almost hidden by the long stamens.


With the garden  beginning to sing a gentle Spring song and the flowers beginning to bloom, my 'florist' fingers have been itching to play once again with the flowers that have begun to smile at me. This past little while has found me walking in the garden, gathering a pretty bloom or two and popping them  in an assortment of pretty vessels. As I have intimated before my kind of floral arrangement is popping a flower here and there in an effortless arrangement that pleases my eye. I use the 'florist' title rather loosely as I certainly am not a florist. I am that gal that quickly throws arrangements together in a rather hurriedly and haphazard fashion.

As you know, I am a little obsessed with fashioning still life arrangements of flowers and pretty tablecloths, quilts, fabrics.......or whatever. AND........as it has been a rather bleak and flowerless Winter, I fear the first flush of Spring blooms has made me a li'l giddy with excitement. The first signs of Spring has resulted in me going a li'l overboard with the generating of the odd floral still life or two. So hope you do not mind the 'few' happy snaps that follow. =) Perhaps make yourself a cuppa in a pretty teacup (it'll help pass the time) and enjoy!



As we all know bright and cheery yellow and blue, blue, blue always play ever so nicely together.

Love, love, LOVE the blue and yellow do-si-doh-ing in a happy dance!

Swirls and twirls of beribboned flowers dancing round and round in an embrace of sheer joyousness!




Red and yellow and pink and green, Orange and purple and blue.
I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, I can sing a rainbow too!


Some pretty batik fabric with a sprinkling of Pansies and other sweet pretties.




A watering can of Alstromeria and a quilt or two always makes for a pretty still life. =) Alas the pretty Alstromerias are not from my garden but from the green grocers. What can I say, I could not resist buying a bunch or two.





Oh dear, I did get a little exuberant with my Spring still lifes, didn't I. =) Oh well, such is my life. The arrival of the first flush of Spring flowers is always joyous to me.

If you have gazed upon my happy snaps until the end,  thank you so much. I am quite certain over the next few months me and my little camera will be happily clicking away, trying to capture the beauty of the festival that is sweet Spring. 


Sending you all a little Spring love to your li'l corner of the world. Until the next time...............


54 comments:

  1. I love your spring pictures. We are getting ready for Fall here in the US. My favorite time of the year is spring and fall and winter being my least favorite.

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  2. Hello Kim, So many wonderfully Happy Snaps, I loved them all! Spring is such a lovely Season and you have shared with us so many of your beautiful blooms. Your china and fabrics are gorgeous too!
    The rainbow fabric reminded me of a dress I had in a similar fabric as a child many many moons ago!
    Have a fantastic weekend :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Prunella. The rainbow fabric is one that is going to be the base for a quilt that is being imagined in my rather muddly head. It is going to be a hand appliqued quilt filled with flowers.....Irises, Hollyhocks, Pansies, Poppies, Daisies etc. Well that is the plan anyway. So happy you visited my place. Your visits are always a delight. Kim Xx

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  3. {{{Kim}}} been missing you, wondering what you have been up too, smiles

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  4. Your photos always make my soul flutter inside! Thank you for sharing dear friend and enjoy spring!

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  5. Wonderful that Spring has Sprung in your part of the world and we can see more of your lovely flower and textile arrangements. I always look forward to your Summer posts. So beautiful! It is an extra delight for us northerners shivering in our darkening days :)

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  6. So pretty! Isn't spring grand? Well, autumn is, too. We have to wait for our spring since we are still living in summer. I love your still life photos.

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  7. So many pretty colors and flowers. I love the teacup with the daffodils in it.

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  8. Oh how I wish we were approaching spring instead of fall! I can happily do away with the cold months in favour of flowers and lovely green colours. Ah well, I guess you'll just have to post lots of flower pictures to remind me!

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  9. Isn't Spring the most exciting time of year?! After being closeted away for the cold of winter, we just can't wait to get outside to sit and enjoy the gardens again. Love all the flowers and the fun you had playing with them for your photo shoot. You have much to be happy for. Warm Spring hugs to you Kim,
    Wendy xox

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  10. Yes it's so beautiful to feel the warmth of Spring isn't it? Your still life pics are so inspiring. I too have been getting excited about the coming of my favourite Season. Our little garden too is starting to bloom. I am so over Winter this year,bring on the sun.

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  11. So many beautiful flowers. You're entering spring as we enter autumn, it'll be lovely to see your vibrant flowers through your summer and our winter xx

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. Yes, Spring down here, Autumn up there. Both seasons are always filled with glorious colours. Hope you enjoy a fabulous week, lovely Cheryl. Kim Xx

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  12. There's a box of greeting cards in those images. Gosh daffodils are lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Ann. Funnily enough I have been thinking of making cards from my photos......just have to research how to do it. Hope you are enjoying a lovely Spring day. It is a glorious one down here. Kim Xx

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  13. How nicely those flowers have posed for you! After a long spell without, they will make everyone happy and a bit giddy.

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  14. awwww, you have spring, everything is waking up - here, everything is going to sleep. these images would make beautiful cards. you have so many pretty quilts and linens and you "pose" everything beautifully for your images!!

    and the daffodils are gorgeous - have a wonderful sunday!!!

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  15. OH my - what a glory your spring is - and how many wonderful flowers you have in your garden. I've had to downsize to only gardening on the deck in my "old age" and I so enjoy the bounty of your gardens.

    Each of your photos is sweeter and sweeter - I have spent almost 45 minutes going up and down through the flower photos - I feel as if I'm walking through your gardens, and I can almost smell the sweet scent of spring - even though we have taken a definite dive into autumn this week.

    I love how you display ribbons and linens with your flowers - your method of arranging is simply divine - I can't begin to tell you how inspiring you are with your joyful spirit and fabulous photos.

    Thank you so much for sharing all the glory of your spring. As Autumn and then winter get underway here I will be cheered to think of you in the sunshine of your pretty garden. Have a wonderful flowery week my friend.

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  16. Just fabulous! I love how you play with your pretty quilts, fabrics and ribbons to add beauty to the flowers. We are starting to celebrate the golds, crimson and oranges here which is equally exciting (if you don't think about the coming cold!!)

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  17. So many flowers, so many colors !!!!!
    A charming post to celebrate Spring !
    Have a lovely week !
    Hug
    Anna

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  18. Gorgeous post as usual! I love Spring flowers, they always make me smile :) alas we are definitely heading for Autumn here in England

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    1. Thank you. You are very kind. Kim Xx

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  20. Oh my Kim, such a beautiful Springtime happy dance!!! You do love your posies, the sweet smelling kind, and those on fabrics. Here we are ready to dance with Fall leaves, and you're dancing with flowers. Enjoy, sweet friend!!

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  21. Your pictures are just beautiful Kim. I think you should get some printed off onto photopaper & make them into beautiful cards, they are so lovely. As I sit typing this the wind whirls around & the rain is coming sideways ... your spring is alot further along than ours I feel. Have a wonderful week my friend Xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Carole. Thank you for visiting. Kim Xx

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  23. A Beautiful picture shoot it is, such a lovely job arranging the flowers, it is so exciting to see everything blooming after a long winter, so enjoyed each one!

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  24. Wow what beautiful pictures and great job arranging them.

    Hugs Diane

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  25. What a colourful post, Kim! Your husband weaves such beautiful magic in that garden, of course, you are excited! Enjoy :)

    -Soma

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  26. Kim, your joy and love of flowers shines through in your photographs. Always a delight! Happy Spring to you!!

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  27. Such prettiness. I'm just starting to get out our fall stuff. I'm ready for cooler weather. But that makes Christmas around the corner. But I'm getting an early start. Your hexies are coming along great.

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  28. Your flowers collections are gorgeous!!!
    Love, love, love, your embroidered tablecloth with the yellow and blue colors.
    Your entire post sparkles to Spring, love to read it Kim.

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    1. Thank you, Loes. It is a pretty tablecloth, isn't it. Thank you for dropping by, lovely lady. Kim Xx

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  29. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that
    I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

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  30. OH KIM! How I feel the joy in your heart at seeing these gorgeous yellow beauties popping up everywhere, and the most joyous song of all is sung in spring after winter has passed! So LOVING your creation of the ribbons and fresh flowers into the form of a flower, how creative and incredibly talented you are with all your still lifes! How I wish I could smell the sweet smelling flowers of the golden wattle! It is a rather dreary rainy day here today, and we are so thankful for the rain, but how lovely to have my screen brightened with the gorgeous shots you've taken! I'm so happy that I can enjoy spring through your eyes :) Hugs to you today!

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  31. Kim, the creative things you can do with fabric and ribbon are amazing!! Happy Spring to you, in your part of the world. We are heading the other way here, a different kind of beauty. Happy week!!

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  32. Such happy, colorful vignettes of spring, dear Kim! I just love each and every image. They make me smile. You should make greeting cards! Sending spring hugs xx Karen

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    1. Thank you, lovely Karen. Yes, of late I have thought about making greeting cards. I will have to investigate. Hope you are having a beautiful week, lovely lady. Kim Xx

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  33. Oh Kim, your spring vignettes are just stunning! I do love me some spring after a cold and bleak winter. You have arranged some lovely and colorful eye candy here...and I know what you mean about setting up still life scenes and going to town with the camera...one of my favorite things to do as well. Love, love, LOVE the yellow and blue combos! Beautiful post!

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  34. Happy spring, Kim. Such a gorgeous post! It's so inspiring. Thank you.

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  36. Lovely post Kim, full of gorgeous flowers and the wonderful colours of Spring arriving. Here autumn is well on its way after a very poor summer.

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  37. Such pretty flowers! You have reminded me that it is time in our part of the world to plant daffodil bulbs. Enjoy your spring!

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  38. Hi dear friend. Your spring pictures are so refreshing! I love your use of fabric and ribbon among the pretty blooms. Have a blessed week.

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  39. Dear Kim! I feel an onset of giddiness too! & how could I not after seeing soooo much Spring loveliness here, with dazzling daffodils & pretty pansies & swirling ribbons...glorious!
    Enjoy every moment!
    Lovely to visit with you again!

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  40. I share your excitement of Spring!...except for the hayfever bit. lol Amazing how the bright colours of anything blooming can just lift the spirit. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. x

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  41. Oh Dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............................

    YOU ARE SO CREATIVE!!!


    i am amazed with your esthetic sensibility .

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for theses HAPPY DECORATIONS and LOVELY CLICKS!

    Happy spring to you my AMAZING friend!

    Hope flowering season will boost your sense more to creativity

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  42. Dear kim, I just love all your dear photos of Soring. I too love it when the flowers just start to come alive.. beauty.. here it is just starting Fall.... everything will be going to sleep... with love Janice

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    1. Thank you, lovely Janice. Kim Xx

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  43. Love uprising post! Love your pics! As you begin Spring, the US begins Fall! 2 lovely seasons!

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  44. Beautiful Spring photos Kim, full of colour. Autumn is on its way in my part of the world but we are now experiencing the sunny days we lacked in summer.

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