Saturday, November 17, 2012

Out in my garden

Today we have  rain  and I do love how everything looks so green and fresh after the shower.
The pansies are such a cheerful sight when the day is grey and overcast and they seemed to be waving hello in the wind.

Can't believe another week has gone by!

My white camellia still continues to bloom
Last night we went out to a friends birthday dinner, there were  16 of us seated around the table.
Happy birthday Lisa!  we had a really fun night with lots of laughs and was great to catch up with our friends again.
I want to thank you for reading my blog and now I look forward to coming over to visit you all.
I hope you have a fun weekend


  1. Dearest Carolyn,
    Your flowers are blooming beautifully♡♡♡
    Wonderful gathering for your friend's birthday; happy for your wonderful time, my friend in New Zealand.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  2. Enjoy your week-end !
    Best regards from Paris...


  3. Oh Carolyn
    I love your little pansies they have such sweet little faces.
    I'm wondering if your dinner was at The Oyster Inn at Oneroa???
    I was there for a long lunch today - fabulous!!
    Wishing you a fun weekend
    Shane ♥

  4. Dear Carolyn, so lovely to see pansies in your garden, while mine is all grey and no signs of flowers more.
    So great to spend time with dear friends, and collect lovely memmories.

  5. Pansies are always the first plant I plant in Spring...............and I love all you share and your lovely postings.
    Blessings my friend.
    Lots of love.

    She sang a song, a song of home, a song that reach'd my heart. Home, home, sweet, sweet, home. She sang the song of "Home Sweet Home", the song that reach'd my heart. ~Julian Jordan

  6. Thanks for all the kind comments you have left here, I appreciate each and every one.
    Shane, yes our dinner was at the newly opened Oyster Inn.
    Glad that you were able to have a fabulous long lunch today.


  7. The photos of the pansies and the camelia are beautiful. Pansies are a pleasure to grow and look at and are such good value for money as they last so long.
    The table setting at the gathering looks
    lovely with the big bowls of fruit etc.
    Happy celebration memories for you and your friends.

  8. Thes pansies are so cheerful and pretty! Here, all the leaves are falling down know, i just was out raking. Have a lovely weekend!

  9. Hello darling....happy weekend.....loev

  10. Dearest Carolyn,
    It is good that you live in the southern hemisphere so we get a chance to enjoy YOUR blooms... Here things start fading out. It has been a lot cooler this past week.
    Great for having a good time together with friends.
    Hugs to you and wishing you a lovely Sunday.

  11. Hello Carolyn...
    Oh, I just love pansies....purple pansies were my Mother's favorite....I plant purple every year.
    So nice that you were able to gather with friends for a special dinner.
    Wishing you a happy week!
    Hugs, Nancy

  12. Those flowers are so pretty. It is so cold here it will be a few months before we have any more flowers.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    P.S. I'm having a Giveaway for a set of Nail Polishes, a Clutch, and Necklace/Earring Set.

  13. Lovely post dear! I really like your blog! What about following each other? Let me know! If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest outfit :)

    -Mademoiselle S.

  14. Carolyn, Your pansies are so beautiful.You know you can buy the ones that bloom all winter now.Where I live,we don't have much of a winter anyway...LOL.
    I bet your friend had a fab. Birthday. She sure had alot of guest.
    Friends are so much fun.Where would we be wihout them.So on that note FRIEND...
    Blessings Carolyn,
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  15. What a cute post, I love how nature sparkles after a little rain too!


  16. It's always a joy to come over and read about what my dear friend Carolyn has been doing! The birthday party looks like a good time with friends. I hope the birthday girl enjoyed it.
    You are so lucky to have pansies! I love them so much.
    I hope you are well and wishing you a beautiful sunday.
    sending hugs...

  17. Your flowers are so pretty. That camellia reminds me of a gardenia. So nice of you to stop by Carolyn. I hope you are having a good weekend.


  18. Here in north we has a warm fall so the pansies bloom here too. Fun with birthday party.
    Wish you a happy week

  19. Hello my dear dear Carolyn, how have you been? Is Summer around the corner in your sweet place?
    I'm back to blogging and I'm happy about it!!
    Much love xx

  20. Hello dear Carolyn, I missed so many post from you, I've read up a lot.
    What a nice vacation you have on Bora Bora, it's looks beautiful.
    So lovely the Pansies, they are blooming beautiful.
    Here we have also rain and a low temperture. The leaves are almost from the trees.

    I wish you a nice sunday.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  21. Dear Carolyn, I guess you are way into spring in your part of the world, pansies are so significant of that season.;) While us here on the other side of the globe are getting ready to enter winter.;))
    Have a great Sunday,

  22. Pansies are such pretty little flowers. Colors are so much brighter in the rain. We are getting frost at night but my violas on the south side of the house are still blooming!
    Wonderful birthday celebration.
    Enjoy the day..........*s*

  23. Pansies are always such happy flowers!

  24. Hi Carolyn,
    How pretty your pansy flowers. I just love these little dainty blooms and have many planted too as they do very well here in winter months to spring.

    Your gorgeous white camellia is so pretty. I would love to have a white in my garden. Mine is red, pretty but there is something about the white that just looks so fresh.

    Looks like a fun time had by all at your friends birthday party.
    Thank you for sharing. Have a special Sunday and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. You are always so dear.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie


    It is so fun to know that while we are anticipating winter, you are out there enjoying SPRING/SUMMER! Hugs to you precious one! Anita

  26. I really would like to have a garden with lots of flowers

  27. Wonderful spring flower!!

  28. Sweet Carolyn,

    hello my lovely friend! THANK YOU for being the kind and warm friend that you are to me and to us all. Wishing you a day filled with JOY!! Anita

  29. How wonderful that you have so much beautiful color! Amazing!
    I hope you are having a lovely Sunday!
    xo Catherine

  30. Sweet little flowers and good celebrations by the look of it. Thank you for popping over to my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I actually thought I was following your blog but I don't seem to be able to find myself in your list so I'll do a proper job this time and add myself as a follower;) Suzy x

  31. there's nothing better than having fun with friends :)

  32. Your pansies are beautiful! I'm thinking I need to plant some next year, just love their colors.

    Looks like a fun time at the party. :) It is always a treat to get together with family and friends, the sweetness of life.

    It was great to see your visit to my blog, it is a pleasure and treat when I see your prints there.

    Happy week to you and yours, Carolyn.


  33. Dear Carolyn,
    your panises and your Camelia are so beautiful! Good to see coloured spots on rainy days :O)
    I am happy, that you have had such a wonderful time with your friends!
    Sending Love and hugs,
    and wishing you a wonderful new week,my dear friend!

  34. Hello Carolyn!

    Such a lovely pansies you have, and a beautiful Camellia!
    You are so lucky to have such pretty sight!

  35. looks like a great time with friends!

  36. What a great gathering of friends! That is the best birthday present of all -- being surrounded by happy friends.

    Your flowers are beautiful!

    Have a wonderful week. :)


  37. Aren't pansies just the jolliest flowers? My pansies and violas are the very last things flowering here as we head properly into winter.

    It looks like you had a great time with your friends :D

  38. Thank you so much for your comment! Have a great day!
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  39. Hi dear Carolyn, thanks for showing us photos from the party. It sure looks like you all had a great time. Here it is raining too much. And it is sooo grey! Hopefully it changes soon :) Have a wonderful day!

  40. Dear Carolyn
    Your spring flowers are so beautiful. So nice that you a have had a wonderful time with your friends.
    Happy week and all the best for you.
    Love and hugs Yvonne


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