Monday, September 19, 2011

Spring Picnic

When the weather changes and the garden blooms, early weekend mornings call to me as being an excellent chance to breakfast outside on the grass...picnic style!

The Menu:
Decaf plunger coffee, apples, bananas, aged cheddar cheese and raw cashews.
The Reading Material:
Popular Mechanics for him, and Country Homes and Interiors for her.

 Check out the cool heart my bu welded for me...
I'm married to a a really talented fella!

 The bird feeders are a popular buffet style stop-in for a variety of bird species.

 The ranunculus bulbs I planted in Winter 2010 for Spring 2010 
are only blooming in Spring 2011. Go figure. 
I guess it's a lesson that things happen in their own time.

 The azalea is going loco with colour! It's super.

 The jasmine is planted close to our bedroom window.
It's such a treat when the fragrant blooms waft their scent
into the room in the early evening!

The benefit of the bougainvillea next door is shared over a dividing wall.
We get all the benefit without the pruning duties of this thorny delight.

The calamondin orange tree is doing it's thing.
Sour little oranges, but a great citrus smell!

In honour of all the Spring blooms blossoming up a storm,
I got crafty and made this flowery brooch.

Happy Spring Southern Hemisphereans!


va said...

very cute , tumblemumbo at

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Your flowers are fabulous! And your brooch, too! I'm jealous of you in the Southern hemisphere...I love fall, but I'd rather be looking ahead to summer than winter!

Ms. Veronica's said...

I'm so jealous! We are going into my least favorite time of the year. I can pass on the cold any day. Thanks for sharing your spring with us. I think I need to live my life in two hemispheres, I can have spring and summer twice for the year. Yeah, I like that plan:-)

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purabi naha said...

Juanita, lovely photographs!! I loved your blog!!

Jocie's Mom said...

Cuto brooch! I'd love to get crafty. I just don't have the time right now :( I love seeing all the cool things you do over here!

Love the bird buffet too!

Emanuela Pane Burro e Alici said...

I love pic-nic! i joined your blog as member! Visit my blog if you have time! see you soon!

Stacey @ bakercourt said...

I LOVE PICNICS! I especially love lounge-floor in the rain picnics, or outside garden on the grass picnics. Mmm. Your garden looks absolutely beautiful too - love the hearty addition ;) Next time in Cape Town you MUST visit the Orchid Cafe in Wynberg and sit outside, you'd love it x