Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hello October

I know I say this so often, but every day,  just seems to go by faster and faster!
Seeing the 2013 diaries and calendars appearing in the book shops it has dawned on me, before we know it, we will be needing them.

The clocks here in New Zealand went forward at the weekend and daylight saving has started.
Always takes a little adjusting,  we still seem to be going to bed the usual time, but it is in the morning when the alarm clock goes off, that is the hard part.
Note to self, go to bed earlier.

I am making the most of the pretty Spring flowers that are still about, the white camellia, lavender and violets are  still looking pretty in the garden.
Wish you could smell the intoxicating scent of the bunch of freesias I picked, ... beautiful.

The weather was perfect on Sunday morning so we ate breakfast out on the deck. With a clear blue sky, the sun was shinning, birds were tweeting in the trees, the air was pure and fresh and it was one of those days that I was thankful for everything.

Find a positive phrase to say every morning and everyday like...

"Life is beautiful"

Do hope that you have a beautiful week


  1. Carolyn,

    I wish I COULD smell your freesias.. they look so pretty. Day light savings is difficult for us all to adjust to! Hopefully you will go to bed earlier!! :)

    Hope you got to enjoy dinning on the deck!


  2. Dear Carolyn,
    what a lovely post to say "Hello October" :O)))
    And how wonderful to see all your lovely Springflowers! Here autumn comes a bit closer every day....
    But ......
    you are so rigth ........
    Live is wonderful! :O)))
    Have a lovely week, my dear friend and enjoy the Springtime
    Sending love and Hugs,

  3. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, beautiful spring flowers♡♡♡ It is always strange to think that you are having the different season(^^;) Yes, time sure flies, isn't it!
    Well, we don't have the day light saving here in Japan. I don't know why but it must be a bit of hard to adjust yourselves.
    Lovely week for you, too.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  4. Lovely pictures ... so wish it was the start of Spring here!

    Love, Claire xxx

  5. Always strange to read you have spring now....we have fall....so strange....happy new week darling...seize the day...love Ria...xxx...

  6. I envy the flowers and the part of the year you are having:)))
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  7. What a wonderful post! Time is flying indeed!!
    Welcome October and hope you have a fabulous one Carolyn :)

  8. Life is precious!

    I can "smell" your freesias :) Reminds me of my wedding bouquet *sigh*

    Although it is October 2nd and officially fall, we are still having summer, 90 plus degree weather!

    Our clocks won't turn back until first weekend in November!

    I hope you have a lovely week, Carolyn! I'm busy preparing for my flea this upcoming weekend! Wish you could attend!


  9. Hello Carolyn!
    Lovely flowers! Here is almost every flower dead :( but leaves are so bright yellow and red... the Fall!
    Have a nice week!

    maina - a lazy writer

  10. Freesia is one of my favorite flowers, I love it´s smell and I like violets very much too.
    It is raining here in Finland every day. Now we wait snow to lighten our days a little.
    Have a nice October :).


  11. Those spring flowers are beautiful! It is just the opposite here, autumn is setting in and it is getting darker by the day.

    Pomona x

  12. Hi Carolyn! I also love october, for its warm tones... I love when the leaves of the trees become yellow and red: I love Autumn!!! But your spring flowers are wonderful! Enjoy your springtime!

  13. Dear Carolyn,
    Hello to you :-)
    And thanks for the beautiful flower photoes, -here all are almost gone, and the cold started....
    The ones I planted in a pot in my drive in entry, the roe dear ate late night :-( I`m so tired of them...
    but alwayes happy for a new day.
    Wishing you happy hours-and sending hugs.

  14. OH YES! The time change is coming; I better remember that!!! HELLO THERE CAROLYN! Anita

  15. I enjoyed seeing your spring flowers. It is now dark when we wake up in the mornings and the evenings are drawing in. Enjoy the extra daylight!
    Sarah x

  16. Hi Carolyn, Yes we are so near the new year and I received my new Lang Calender the other day in the mail. Where did the year go? Our time change is coming soon too.
    Your flower pics are gorgeous.
    Hugs, CM

  17. Dear Carolyn,
    What a lovely post.. Your flowers are so beautiful..
    Wishing you a beautiful week.

  18. Freesias are some of my favorites Carolyn. I just bought a box of freesia scented soaps. Heavenly!
    Yes, I get a little shocked when I see the new calendars too. I can't believe how fast the world is spinning around.
    sending many hugs your way...

  19. Dearest Carolyn,

    What a lovely camellia you show too. Your freesias are a dream. We once had them in our own garden but the bulbs must have been eaten as they didn't come back. Too bad as I love their fragrance.
    Enjoy the last 12+ weeks of 2012. Unbelievable how fast we went.

  20. You live in such a beautiful country, Carolyn. And I love your descriptions and photos.
    We won't have a time change here until November, but I've noticed the days opening and closing a bit earlier. We won't get those crisp mornings for quite a while and even those are few and far between.
    Have a wonderful week, my friend!

  21. You're right, spring always gives new live and energie,and hope, we have autumn in France and sometimes that makes me feeling sad.


  22. Beautiful post, darling!
    Happy October!


  23. dear Carolyn,
    You know, i really love flowers and your pics are so pretty!
    That white camellia is pure beauty!



  24. Your spring flowers look just beautiful Carolyn. In Holland the autumn has started. It's so strange, but a happy sight, to see your spring flowers!

    Madelief x

  25. You are so blessed to have spring flowers my friend...the days do go sooooo fast.
    Thank you for your sweet comments you left me..you are always such a blessing to me.

  26. Carolyn,
    Are the 2013 calendars out already?...oh my. My flowers here are not blooming any more as the Fall season has begun. You are such a sweet bloggy friend to me, and I love how you have a thankful heart. What a gentle reminder to be thankful every day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  27. Thanks a lot for your comment,
    Enjoy your day Carolyn !
    Best regards from France...


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  29. Oh YES!! Life is beautiful and you have the right eyes to see!
    Beautiful Spring flowers you have. Now our leaves are beginning to fall and there is a nip in the air at night.

    I know you will have a fab day!


  30. This sounds wonderful !! I hope you will have a wonderful Spring.
    Have a great day.

  31. Nice to have spring, here we set back the clocks in october. Your little freesia bouquet is lovely.
    Wish you a happy spring weekend

  32. Blessings my lovely friend.
    It is our beautiful Canadian Thanksgiving weekend this weekend and I am always thankful for you.
    Much love and many smiles across the miles. Love Jeanne♥

  33. i can almost smell your lovely flowers :)

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  35. Happy October, Carolyn! Hope you're having a lovely start to the month. Fall is just about to officially pay us a visit here this weekend so I'll be bundling up and sipping hot cider as much as possible :) xoxo

  36. I totally agree with you Carolyn. Time just keeps going by faster and faster. So nice that you're enjoying some beautiful springtime weather.

    Have a great week!

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    love you dear :)



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