Friday, March 16, 2012

For the love of Green

 Always nice to have fresh herbs handy, on the windowsill
 Tim Walker Vogue November 2009,  Chanel suit and hat

 A few tufts of down cling to the feathers of this newly fledged young Kakapo. Thanks to the continuing breeding success and a bumper season in 2009 Kakapo numbers have surged to 124 at the time of printing. 
Photo and text from The best of New Zealand Geographic.

May you always be blessed with walls for the wind
A roof for the rain
A warm cup of tea by the fire.
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all that your heart might desire.
~ Irish blessing.

My daughter and I are having the day out tomorrow - we are looking forward to visiting the Auckland Art Gallery to see the Exhibition,  showing the works of Degas to Dali.
Then maybe some shopping and lunch. Do you have anything special planned for the weekend?

Happy Saint Patrick's Day and wishing you a wonderful weekend


  1. Hi Carolyn,

    Yes, it is always great to have fresh herbs to cook with. Some of mine are starting to poke some little green leaves through the ground. The chives are up and ready to use.:)

    Have a beautiful day out with your daughter. Hopefully you'll have some great weather. Will not be out much over the weekend, thunderstorms predicted until Sunday.


  2. Dearest Carolyn,

    Enjoy the time with your daughter; that is always special! Nice tribute to 'Green' for the St. Patrick's festival. That is being celebrated here big time as the city is called Dublin.
    Love to you,


  3. Hi Carolyn...
    I do love your little herb garden. They are all very healthy looking. Your salads will be wonderful with the fresh herbs.

    Hope you had a lovely day with your daughter. The Art Gallery and shopping will be fun!

    Friends are taking us out for brunch on Sunday. We are looking forward to the treat out. Our grandson will be spending a couple of nights with us next week. We are looking forward to it.

    Better run for now. Have a wonderful week dear friend.
    Hugs, Nancy xo

  4. Dear Carolyn
    Your pictures are so nice. I love fresh herbs and now in the springtimes I will plant my herbs.
    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.
    I wish you a happy weekend with a lot of sun.
    Hugs Yvonne

  5. Dear Carolyn,
    what a lovely post about the Colour GREEN :O)
    I also alway have herbs on my windowsill :O) It's a MUST HAVE ;O)

    have a happy weekend my friend,
    sending love and hugs

  6. The scent of fresh herbs is lovely, i love them. Hope you have a nice day with your daughter.
    And i wish you a happy weekend

  7. I always like to have fresh herbs home-without basil I cannot imagine my window in the kitchen!

    życie & podróże

  8. I have also herbs outside hanging on my kitchen make tea and doing in cold water.....yammie....have a nice day tomorrow from

  9. How refreshing the colour green is.
    All textures and shades make a wonderful scene.

  10. What fun!! Have a wonderful day with your daughter (I know you WILL)!!!

    I do love fresh herbs but sadly I do not have a green thumb so I have to buy them :)


  11. How wonderful that your herbs are fresh and taken care well! Do you water so often them? I love fresh herbs very much.

    Enjoy the time with your daughter!

    Tomoko with smile.

  12. Degas and Dali, wow!
    This weekend we enjoy here in Finland of sunshine (after long winter) and early spring :)
    Have a nice weekend Carolyn!


  13. Dear Carolyn

    My mum too loves to have fresh herbs to cook, so we have the kitchen balcony very full of them! ^^
    Enjoy your spare time with your daughter!


  14. Tim Walker always makes such pretty photo's!

    Hope you will have a good time with your daughter tomorrow!

    Much love,

    Madelief x

  15. Dearest Carolyn, these are pretty greens in your St-Patricks-post! And it was nice to read about the Kakapo - I didn't now this bird yet, but now I've read an Wikipedia-article and I am now much wiser than before :o)
    I hope you and your daughter had a wonderful enjoyment-of-art-day with Degas, Dali and the other interesting guys ;o)
    Warm hugs & have a lovely weekend,

  16. I believe that green really is the color of hope....
    I am going to do some Easter decorations (the eggs)tomorrow, and celebrate St Patrick Day. I mean to go to some Irish Pub here in Budapest.
    Have a great weekend.xoxo

  17. Caroly,
    I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful day tomorrow. Thank you for the Irish blessing. My kids have Irish in them on their father's side. Happy St. Patrick's Day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  18. Hi Carolyn, What a beautiful post of greens. It is always a refreshing and cool color I think. Love the sweet little color and eyes of the Kakapo.
    Herbs on the windowsill remind me of my grandmother. I can still remember the scents in her kitchen and when I catch the scent of basil, it takes me right back to that time.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day my friend. Love the Irish blessing.
    Sending much love your way.
    Celestina Marie

  19. hi caroly,
    a very beautifoul post!!!
    have a great weekend -
    greetings from austria

  20. Hi dear,

    How sweet post!!♥
    Enjoy your time with your daughter:)
    I`m going to paint old chairs to our cottage;)This is just so lovely time here in Finland.

    Many, many warmy hugs to you!
    With ♥ Marge

  21. Such a cute Chanel suit! :) Love your St. Paddy's Day photos, Carolyn. Your herb garden is exactly what I should make for myself.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  22. Happy St. Paddy's day Carolyn!! Love the herbs...they never last on my windowsill but do fine in the garden with Mother Nature helping :). Love, love, love that suit. Wouldn't it be fun to wear! And I really love the picture of the kakapo...what a sweetie. Glad they are slowly coming back.
    Have a beautiful, fun day with your daughter!

    Warm hugs,

  23. Happy St Patrick;s day to you too Carolyn. I am making cooking beek in guinness with celeriac puree which I am hoping that Guy will like :-)

    Bon week-end a toi, Leeann x

  24. OH YES!!!!!!! OH I have been so busy that I forgot it was St. PATRICK'S DAY!!! LOVE TO YOU DEAR FRIEND! Anita

  25. Dear Carolyn
    What a beautiful post... Thank you for the Irish blessing!
    Sounds like your weekend will be full of fun.. Oh how I wish I could go to the art show with you.
    Glad you weather is good... We are having thunder storms today.
    Have a great time, and thank you for your visit and kind words about my ducky!

  26. Can't pinch me. I'm green with envy at the sound of your fabulous weekend.

    Oh goodness, so few of those darling birds. May they continue to thrive.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  27. lovely blog

  28. Love your very green post Carolyn. I hope your day out with your girl was awesome!
    hugs from here...

  29. oh Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! I love everything you have posted today Carolyn!!!! especially those herbs!!!!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!

  30. Enjoy the green, enjoy your week-end !
    Best regards from Paris Carolyn....


  31. Hello Carolyn
    I hope you had a great day out with your Daughter! Having two sons I envy your girl time together.. Have a great weekend!


  32. Our weekend is supposed to be over but the Ministry called school off because of the dust storm. Crazy thing is, weather was worse yesterday so it just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. But I've already been to the yarn store, done some grocery shopping and now I am gonna do some cleaning before I crochet and stitch the rest of the afternoon.

    Enjoy your day out and about! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

  33. Oh you darling friend, you. Thank you for visiting and looking at my wares. It is just so fun to create things.

    Enjoy your new day dear friend! Anita

  34. Sounds like a wonderful day! I spent most of yesterday thrifting with my dearest friend, Christine, and then sewing on another new gown for the upcoming reenactment in Charleston:).



  35. Hope you had a lovely St. Patrick's Day and a wonderful weekend!


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