Friday, December 30, 2011

Hold On To Your Sunhats...........

Hello there and welcome to my last post for 2011...

Can we be on the verge of a new year already?

Not too many words you'll get the picture,so to speak.

But remember, not a word to anyone...

Escapades late at night.....

The first event.....
I do hope those bike riders appreciate the effort to 'pretty' up the boring, old bike racks...

A last wander around the garden, the sun is on the wane.
The temperature has dropped, it's quite pleasant out.

This sunny specimen is creating quite a show in the garden and keeping the bees busy......

It's a beauty and my girls are going to enjoy those seeds in a couple of months time.

Beautiful baubles on a tree, red, shiny and very tasty.
Eaten straight from the tree, the warm juice dribbling down your chin and running down your arm.....

Gertrude Jekyll, she was planted quite late in the season and I held my breath as she slowly took root and sent out the first tentative shoots.

She's a hardy thing and now here she is in all her glory and a beautiful perfume to boot.

Nearby are the Daylillies, blink and you'll miss them, they are aptly named.

Burnt orange and crimson red.....
Matching the warm weather we are experiencing at the moment.

We're in for a hot New Years Eve and more heat to follow.
Summer had to arrive at some stage.......

The Tomatoes are ripening and beans are coming on, zucchinis are turning into marrows if I don't check them every day.
The garden is where it's all happening at the moment......


I hope you all enjoyed the recent festivities and didn't over do it.

I'd like to wish you all a happy, healthy and creative 2012.

Thankyou all for stopping by to say 'hello', leaving a comment or becoming a follower.

You are all very welcome, it's nice to have visitors.....

Till next time, take care,

Claire X


  1. Love the yarn bombing...I did my first sneaky one just days before Christmas with a little help from a friend.
    Yours is so colourful I am sure it raised some eyes.

  2. How lovely to see some sunshing - its dreich and dreary here in Scotland! Great photographs, especially the sunflower.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Are those cherries? I am aghast at how perfect they are. Your G.J. is really a stunner. Its not just your thumb that is green, Claire, your hands are too!
    Joyful and healthy 2012

  4. Beautiful photos! Happy new year!

  5. The bike stand cover is really cool, Claire. Love the great big sunflower too. It's been cold and blowy and wet here today. Happy New Year for 2012 xx

  6. Your flower garden and handcrafted pieces add so much beauty to this old world of ours. I'm so glad we have been able to share this year via our blogs. Best wishes for a very happy New Year!

  7. Love the guerilla yarn bombing! It really brightens up those bike stands. Gorgeous photos too, isn't summer lovely with all the colour and yummy veg in the garden!
    It has been great to 'meet' you this year and share parts of our lives, thank you for the lovely gifts you sent for Oliver and all the comments you have left on my blog. Best wishes for the New Year! :) x

  8. Down here in Tasmania we have the Knit Militia but I don't know what you could call crochet bomb, maybe "crochet crashing". Looks fabulous!

  9. OOoooooooooooooooo I envy your cherries!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR and keep up the yarn bombing!

  10. Happy 2012 to you dear Claire! All things good...

  11. Happy New Year! Yes beauty is around us.....all we have to do is look. You have captured so many lovely scenes, thank you so much for visiting and commenting.

  12. Utterly gorgeous pictures, such a contrast to our damp grey and brown.
    Happy New Year to you.

    C xxx

  13. Happy New Year to you Claire! It looks a lot warmer where you are than where I am. Supposed to be -20C tonight. Ug!

  14. Hi Claire, thanks commenting on my blog.
    The weather where you are sounds a lot nicer to me than the West coast of Scotland at the moment! A Happy New Year to you too! Regards Julia

  15. MUY FELIZ AÑO Claire!!! el gira sol es el rey del jardín, pero el relato de disfrutar de los frutos chorreando es lo mas ☺ muy bello para disfrutar te deseo un buen año besos Sandra.

  16. Gorgeous photos!

    Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2012.


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