Some time ago I was fortunate enough to be given a Sunshine Award by two of my favourite bloggers - first by Darlene at Darlene Foster's Blog and then by Donna at Believe in Yourself . I have been very slow in responding (apologies for that) but at last I want to say a big THANK YOU to both of you very special ladies. I hope anyone who is not familiar with Darlene and Donna's blogs will drop by soon and pay them a visit.
My answers to the questions:
1. Favourite colour? Changes all the time - at the moment duck egg blue
2. Animal? Cat - my first pet was a very intelligent Siamese
3. Number? 4 and 6
4. Non-alcoholic drink? Good old fashioned builder's tea (this past weekend with toasted hot cross buns)
5. Facebook or Twitter? Neither - for some reason I have a total aversion to both
6. My passion: Art, literature, my family, the beauty of nature (not necessarily in that order)
7. Getting or giving presents: Both - I love wrapping and decorating a present
8. Pattern: Regency Stripe
9. Day of the week: Saturday - I know I still have Sunday to look forward to as well
10. Flower: All of them - but roses, bearded iris, frangipani and agapanthus are probably my special favourites
After last weeks' snow (which melted away after a couple of days) the first flowers are slowly making their appearance in my garden. They seem to awaken a lot later up here in the mountains than they did in town or where I used to live before. But now that they are finally here they are a very welcome sight!
I love these little wild-flowers that tumble down like a waterfall.
I was a little premature in taking these next pictures as the bush is now covered in pink flowers but at least I snapped the early arrivals. They are so familiar but I have forgotten what they are called. Please let me know if you recognise them.
I'm also fascinated by these beautiful little yellow blossoms. Again I don't know what they are but I have seen them somewhere before. They remind me of a wild flower garden or an Alpine scene.
The apple blossom is very slow in arriving. These blossoms all seem to be white - I am more used to seeing pretty pink hues as well.
But the cherry blossom is extremely pretty. . .
I also like this bush. At first glance these appear to be flowers (perhaps they are classed as such) but if you look more closely they are actually red-tipped leaves.