Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy weekend

Spring is wisteria and lavender seen against a blue sky.
Birds are nesting and daylight is lengthening, thoughts of summer is just around the corner.
Washing flapping in the breeze and blowing away the cobwebs of winter.
The air is full of pretty fragrances and it is a joy to go outside and take it all in.

I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend, on this remarkable date of the 10/10/10.
We have been having a big clean up, around the house. Once every two years we have an inorganic rubbish collection so we have been gathering up a lot of stuff to put out at the road front.
The funny part about this is there are people driving around the roads with their trailers, picking through the rubbish. Don't they say, "what is one Mans rubbish, could be someones treasure."

I look forward to visiting your blogs soon.


  1. Spring has sprung indeed!!!!
    It's so wonderful how we can quickly forget the cold short days of winter and embrace the call of Spring.
    That wisteria is beautiful and as I've been out and about the past couple of weeks I see it everywhere - it definitely heralds Spring in these parts.
    Lovely post thank you Carolyn

  2. The clean up sounds like fun. People in our neighbourhood would have a "field day" if we had that out here. Your 10/10/10 looks lovely, we have bucketing rain here at present. Looking forward to that nice spring weather! xxRobyn

  3. Hope you've had a fabuloussssss weekend and have a great week ahead too!

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  4. Hi Carolyn!
    Indeed, like what I did with the shutters, trash or treasure, it's who you ask. Enjoy this Spring Sunday!

  5. Hi Carolyn.......i like what i see here today !! lovely day Ria....

  6. Looking at your spring photos makes me wish it were spring here, but we still have to go through dreaded winter to get there!

    Lovely photos.


  7. Hi Carolyn,

    Is the photo of the wisteria taken in your garden? It looks very pretty!

    Wish you good luck with the cleaning!

    Happy weekend & lieve groet, Madelief

  8. What beautiful photos!!! Ah, yes, spring cleaning!! I am one of those who drives around the neighborhood looking for that "treasure" Last year I missed out on a wheelbarrow but found one at a garage sale the following week!

    Have a wonderful week!


  9. God bless you, Carolyn!
    Lucky you...tis spring where you live.

    I will be decluttering my place through out the year.
    I'm not sure I will ever be in order again. Stuff has taken over my life!

    Have a wonderful week,

  10. Oh boy, do I feel blessed to be able to enjoy your Spring as I am enjoying a beautiful Fall here. Only in blogland, can such a thing happen! Your pics are so pretty.
    I wish I could be there to pick up a few treasures that you might be tossing.hehe Or at least your neighbors.
    hugs to you and love from here...

  11. Your bloom images are dreamy...
    perfect to
    celebrate 10/10/10!
    my birthday last year was
    Wishing you the prettiest
    of days!

  12. What a lovely post Carolyn! I love Wisteria but have never see it in odd is that? Have a great day!


  13. Many thanks for visiting, I appreciate the notes you leave.
    Madelief, you asked if the wisteria was in my garden, yes it is and makes such a pretty show every year.


  14. Washing flapping in the breeeze~ what a wonderful sight!! I love your pretty little white jug~ ever so sweet with the little sprig
    of lavender ~just perfect.

  15. Oh Carolyn, these images are just gorgeous! So happy that you are enjoying spring and doing some spring cleaning as well!

    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend, sweetie! xoxo

  16. Hi Carolyn,
    Oh, it must smell lovely around your home, with all the fragrant blooms. I need to do some spring cleaning here, even though we are in the middle of the fall! I alway like to do a real good house cleaning right before the holiday season. Who has time to clean during the holidays! Lovely photos you have posted. Have a wonderful week.


  17. I adore wisteria and lavender, the first can get hold of something and become part of it, a very lovely tree (is it a tree?) Lavender is not only old fashion, it is elegant and healing. I like your blog, thanks for visiting mine...have a great week. Gris

  18. Oh, so gorgeous! It is fall here, of course, but I very much enjoyed your little hint of spring, we have a long way to go, Carolyn! Enjoy! XX!

  19. Great to see recyling at it's best Carolyn!
    Millie ^_^

  20. I can smell the wisteria now. Love that smell. Of course, Fall has come my way and the air is turning crisp.
    Rubbish, or trash as they call it here, is indeed another man's treasure. I guess it is all in how we look at things. ;)
    Have a wonderful week dear friend.
    Wishing you beautiful blue skys.
    xx, shell

  21. Your wisteria looks sooo pretty, amazingly beautiful!!! And those lavandas are so cute, just seen them in the nursery and kind of a new variety for me, lovely!! I think I have to have them too!!!
    It`s so good seeing that we are having same blooms at the same time!!
    maria cecilia

  22. Your photos are beautiful my dear Carolyn, You are really coming to gips with that camera of yours :)
    Have a super week. x

  23. i think the inorganic rubbish collection is a great idea to re use and re cycle! i love the pretty blooms in your pics too!

    p.s don't forget to enter my new giveaway contest!

  24. Oh, how I envy that you can currently enjoy the spring season! Gorgeous flowers. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  25. Gorgeous, darling!
    Hope your weekend was as lovely as this post!


  26. All of your spring flowers are looking beautiful! I LOVE that wisteria vine... gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs ~ Jo

  27. Hi dear Carolyn,
    so strange you has spring-and I`m going to winter-just like Sissie!
    The Wisteria is soo beautifull-looks like a million-
    I wish you a wonderfull time of spring-smells and beauties.

  28. Hello my dearest friend!!!

    All...all WONDERFUL!!!

    I love your photos!

    Kisses. Smack! NI

  29. Oh my, your wisteria is heavenly! And the lavender, so BIG and vivid! Mmmmmm, must smell so good where you are.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  30. It is so beautiful. We are in Fall here in the Northern US.I love all the purple colors.
    Indeed one man's trash is another man's treasure. Love the story.
    Thanks for your kindness. I am doing well and finally back to creating.

  31. Hi Carolyn,
    I still find it funny that you are having Spring when we are having Fall.
    Your photos are so pretty!
    Hope you had a nice weekend, and you have a great week too.

  32. hi Carolyn!

    i know, DJ and i both posted the dreamer on our blogs ...hehe great minds think alike? :P :P

    how is your cleaning coming along dearie...i just finished a marathon cleanathon last week as well! =)

    xo, Persis


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