As I write this, the weekend is almost over.
Let me share with you some of my “Sunday Best”: the small and large things that happened around here this weekend!
First, daughter arrived and is here for three days. That is always
A L W A Y S
a good thing.
Prepping before going out to do some shopping. Mother/daughter shopping is one of life’s finest experiences I have found. My daughter and I just get along. We have fun together (as you have seen from our various trips and travels…)
Second, I entertained thirty four women on Saturday morning for our monthly women’s group. This is the third year I have hosted the group the first Saturday in April and it is no coincidence that my tulips in the front garden are at their peak this week.
I’m liking the display this year, but you know, I think there is something missing in here. I wish I had planted some lavender tulips, or perhaps a deep purple/black. It needs some oomph and more color. But that is exactly why I pullout all my tulips every year and start again for the next season. Part of the joy of these, my favorite flowers, is trying new color palettes and combinations each year. Next year? I’m not at all sure, but I’m thinking of all tones of red! We will see.
Images from the Saturday party:
Shortbread hearts and chocolate chip cookies with some raspberries:
The third “event” this weekend was really a non-event:
spring has arrived! The pond in our village was looking so pretty with the reflections in the water. That round “bump” in the water is actually the silo reflection. And can you just see a black and white Beltie over there on the left?
And for the very last event for this weekend there is Instagram and this photo:
Who knew? This has been one of my most “liked” photos on my Instagram account. Hmmmm. I think filters and presets and post shoot manipulation in Photoshop and Lightroom really DO make a difference. The wonderful thing is that I really enjoy doing it!
I’ll be back at the end of the week with more on flowers and gardening.
How fun to share spring with your favorite peeps! Everything looks so fresh and yummy, but the smiles are the best. Hope you have a memorable visit.
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Wow – 34 women on a Saturday morning?? You are busy and organized to be able to pull that off!
Your tulips look lovely, but I think you’re right about adding some contrast colours. I was just saying to hubby yesterday that I needed to pull out all the tulips this year and replant. I’ve usually kept them for 3 or 4 years, but treating them as annuals is a better bet for a bigger show.
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Heather: So many people have said what a waste to do the tulips as annuals, but you know, I just love the color choices each year and the chance to experiment. I even tried the perennial tulips when we lived up North, but it just was never right; and they don’t come in that many colors.
Lovely! So jealous of your flowers. Snowing here today!
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Hi Linda: Well, your snow has stopped and I hope all melted! My sister said it was 28 in Cambridge the other day and she had gotten out her winter boots again. But just think, your spring will be gorgeous when we are beginning to suffer from intense heat!
I LOVE tulips! So beautiful :)
I think the TULIP is MY favorite Flower…………….DO ALL ONE COLOR NEXT YEAR!MORE IMPACT I think……………….what FUN to entertain and have the NUMBER ONE GIRL come for a visit!Nothing makes me smile more when the SONS come marching through……….
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Contessa: Our children will always be just that, won’t they? Children. Yes, we had a wonderful few days and the time flew by…. Ok, one color it is. I think!
My dream is a garden of tulips in my backyard.
There is nothing quite like a little mother/daughter retail therapy for fun! Your yard is gorgeous – I can’t get over the tulips…stunning!
I knew you would appreciate the mother/daughter shopping! Can’t get enough of it! Looking forward to meeting Kristy on the 16th…
Love April because of the tulips, they are so beautiful!
Is this your garden? It’s beautiful!