Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Autumn is the most wonderful time of the year...

We have been busy in the garden, cutting back the hydrangas...I plunked them all in a wicker basket to enjoy inside.  My dad grew these for me from cuttings, and with all the rain we've had this year, the flowers were enormous! We are working on creating another 'garden room'. I think I have told you before that we built our house about 10 years ago now, so the garden has been a work in progress...on my wish list is some more beautiful paving, a frog pond, and lots of lovely blooms (I can't plant roses in my back garden because the possums like to eat them, but for some reason they leave them alone out the front - go figure...) 

It is autumn time here in Australia, and my camellias have begun to I picked a few to float in my favourite silver bowl. I created a little vignette to enjoy in the hallway each time I walk past.
I bought the little fairy picture on a girls' weekend in Sydney a few years back...I fell in love with it at the Paddington Market and just knew she was coming home with me...I love the chippy frame.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter...we snuck down to the little house at the beach, where we enjoyed a long weekend with friends...

Delicious autumn. My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns - George Eliot


  1. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
    Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun
    Conspiring with him how to load and bless
    With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
    To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
    And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
    To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
    With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
    And still more, later flowers for the bees,
    Until they think warm days will never cease,
    For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

    Ah... those Romantic poets knew a thing or two didn't they?

    Your little vignette is likewise romantic. I think you may have a touch of Keats in you!

  2. I love autumn too. Your display looks beautiful.

  3. Your Garden looks positively enchanting and so lush! So funny about the Possums, I've got a voracious Gopher attacking our Garden this year, my working Cats have yet to stop him so he's VERY well fed on all my lovely Flowers, Veggies and Herbs he's stolen. *sob*

    When I saw an Autumn Post it intrigued me, I suppose that in Australia the Seasons are reversed, as we are in Spring here in the Arizona Desert. I have a difficult time choosing a favorite Season, there is just something special about them all that I enjoy.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. Happy Autumn to you! I love your floating flower bowl - and I spotted that faerie art right away. I adore the chipped frame. :) Theresa

  5. Yay Tina..I have missed you...I love this post..and looooove your fabulous garden..and you look so peaceful in it. Gorgeous! And all your plans sound delightful..shine on! I love the fairy picture magical..and what a lovely photo..such a beautiful image to end my night always talk to my soul my friend!
    HUgs and Happy Autumn...that is my fave season..I am just beginning Spring..we are like nature-soul-sisters on oppsoites ends bridging the worlds..enjoy Autumn's magic and i shall enjoy Springs birth!

  6. ahh...what a gorgeous post - i am hoping to get out into my garden this weekend (maybe in gum boots as we have had so much rain in sydney) - i have found a beautiful new visitor in my garden recently, the tiniest little green frog (about 2cm big) which made my heart sing - love that faerie art, such a perfect fit with the frame -

  7. beautiful post, as usual. I love your garden wow so lovely and peaceful! the fairy picture is STuNNING! and love the flowers in the bowl
    Can't wait for our Autumn it is my favorite time of year
    Bright Blessings!!

  8. Hi Tina ! Your Garden is so beautiful !! I love your decorations and this Fairy is fantastic ! Lovely ! and the frame is wonderful ! I love it! Have a lovely Autumn my friend ! Here we enter Spring and i love it ! Summer is really close ! But all the seasons have sth beautiful to give ! We all enjoy sth!
    Have a lovely weekend ! Kisses to youuuuuu ! :o)

  9. Hello my Fab Friend..just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Wkd..and thankyou for your lovely visits and sparkles..
    Have a magical day..lots of joy to you the girl and Pippy!
    PS: I a so enjoying my treasures from you..thankyou again..i hung up the fairy in my art studio near my magical mirror! ( she seems to like to move from room to room)Magical soul!

  10. Your garden is amazing my friend...yes..Autumn holds a dear spot in my heart too...hugs to you. xoxoxxo

  11. You are divine....such a magical chica! So funny that our seasons are opposites from eachother!! your garden! xo

  12. Lovely garden - so fascinating to see those in Australia showing their Fall garden and we here are in the midst of Spring - lovely - I'd have to fight Possums over my roses!
    I guess all the cats around here are really good for my garden!

  13. Dearest Tina ... so very strange to think that autumn's bliss is nipping at your heels when spring is struggling desperately to makes its presence known here. I envy your days spent amidst the garden's beauty ... there is so much peace and serenity in the company of foliage. Your camellias are glorious and you have artfully arranged a still-life worthy of portraiture. I was just going to inquire as to where you found the fairy picture ... should you ever come across another one please let me know! For it is a MUST have. May the soft breaths of autumn gently lift your wings ...

    Warmest of hugs, P.


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