Saturday, February 6, 2016

Some flowers for the weekend

Flowers make me feel happy and I love seeing them in the  garden and bringing a few into the house to brighten it up.
The little posy was picked from the garden back in Spring and just getting around to sharing it here. I always love the sweet fragrance of freesias... gorgeous and can't get enough of them.

 Elizabeth, the new magnolia tree looks pretty, that we recently planted in the garden  - it has the softest creamy lemon coloured petals and hopefully will grow well.
 With freedom, books, flowers and the moon,
who could not be happy?
 ~Oscar Wilde

Thank you for the kind visits to my blog and the lovely notes you left, with well wishes for our anniversary. I am grateful for my dear friends and the love and kindness you share.
We have another long weekend here, this time it is Waitangi weekend and Monday is a holiday! so happy about that.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. 


  1. Love your bouquet up there Carolyn!!! It is so pretty as is your magnolia!!!! Wishing you a fantastic weekend! Nicole xo

  2. Hello, Dear Carolyn,
    Oh to have freesia growing in the garden....that is my very favorite scent! Love your sweet polka-dot pitcher. Your magnolia has the prettiest blossoms. I've never seen that color before - so delicate. I hope you have a lovely and relaxing weekend.
    Hugs xo

  3. Love the pretty flowers you share today. Enjoy your long weekend, Carolyn.

  4. Hello dear,
    Love your sweet bouquet of flowers's so pretty .i truly love the it's so beautiful .my heart is happy to see it
    Sending you big Beary hugs x

  5. Hello Carolyn. some hoe I've missed seeing your posts, but how glad I am to have seen it this morning, that magnolia is a beauty , Last spring I saw one in a garden centre near where I live and was tempted, but I live in a spot where we get early morning frost and they don't like that, So i hope you show some more pictures of yours as it grows and thise lovely flowers are in full bloom. Enjoy your long weekend, they are few and far between. ( an English expression )

  6. Your flowers are pretty, Carolyn, and I noticed the polka dot vase right away. I'm a polka dot girl, that's why. :) Haven't smelled the freesias yet, the fragrance sounds nice. There's something about creamy yellow flowers that are so lovely.

    Have a carefree weekend.

    love, ~Sheri

  7. Dear Carolyn, I remember you being happy for freesias, and these in your garden, are so beautiful, sweetness in a mug !! and also your magnolia,is beautiful. I too love flowers in that tone!!
    Have a wonderful long weekend, my friend.
    Dorthe, xxoo

  8. So pretty. We all need flowers in the house. x

  9. Hi Carolyn, Such a beautiful post with your bouquet of flowers and the beauty of your saucer magnolia. The petal color is beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the weekend.
    Sending hugs your way my friend. xo

  10. Happy weekend love your Ria x

  11. The flowers you've shared are just perfect ...
    Thank you

    All the best Jan

  12. The flowers are beautiful and I love the jug that you have displayed them in. Best wishes, Kelly.

  13. What a fantastic Oscar Wilde quote! The flowers are lovely :)

  14. superbe ce petit bouquet , c'est le début du printemps
    bon dimanche
    gros bisous

  15. How sweet to bring the little posy into that pretty cup with polka dots. Looks like you have a beautiful season now. My neighbor has a magnolia tree in their garden. I like to see the flowers opening when I walk.
    Have a happy day.

  16. Love your bouquet of flowers, so
    Wish you a happy week

  17. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

  18. Lovely flowers! The posy is very pretty and the magnolia is beautiful

  19. Hello Carolyn,
    Flowers are a joy to behold, and your pictures really highlight their beauty.
    Big hug

  20. Hello dearest Carolyn,
    so pretty the Magnolia - the best wishes that it grows well! And I love the little bunch of flowers in the jar. So sweet!
    Have a happy new week and enjoy the summer!
    (We have spring-temperatures here but this will change the day after tomorrow they told us in radio...)
    Lots of hugs, Traude

  21. I also feel happy whenever I see flowers:) Nice that you have a garden, I live in a condo so whenever I can afford, I try to buy some flowers home. They aren't cheap...

  22. Hello Carolyn!
    I love flowers and magnolia trees are really beautiful with or without blossoms!
    Best wishes it growns well and fast! :D

  23. Hi dear Catolyn ,, que bonitas Magnolias , muy bellas fotografías , que tenga un lindo día

  24. I always enjoy your flowers for the weekend your spring bunch is so pretty. Your magnolia is such a lovely colour. Hope you have had another enjoyable long weekend. Sarah x

  25. Dearest Carolyn,
    Lovely cream color magnolia indeed! Is that blooming right now? Since you're in summer time that would look odd. Ours is blooming now (we had some early blooms in January) as the very first tree and it turned brown from the frost we're having at night.
    Sending you hugs and blessings.

    1. dear Mariette,

      No the magnolia is not blooming now and did not get around to sharing it earlier.
      Thanks for your kind visit.

    2. Thanks dearest Carolyn, that explains it all! I also did post about our end of August trip to NYC... Time does not permit to do it right away; at least not on my watch!

  26. What a pretty bouquet! Your flowers are stunning

  27. My dearest Carolyn,
    thank you for sharing your so lovely Spring bouquet with which I begin my week !
    I love your Magnolia, so unusual, with delightful light yellow folwers, and I love Wilde's quote, I'm writing it !

    May your week be blessed with love,
    sending big, dear hugs to you


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