Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A Lovely Day

 First I want to say a big thank you for all your wonderful birthday wishes on my last post, I was so happy to receive them all! I did have a lovely day, spending much of it in some beautiful gardens with my elder daughter Sarah and her two chickadees.....
 ...this was the potager, filled with wonderful vegetables and scented with masses of lavender and sweetpeas.
 And there were ponds filled with water lilies and tadpoles (Charlie's favourite bit) and lots of sparkly blue dragonflies skimming the surface and landing among the leaves....
 The wildflower meadow was just beautiful, I've never seen one looking so perfect and took rather a lot of photos....Daisy was magnetised to the daisies....
 After a lovely long afternoon among the flowers we had delicious afternoon tea.... and in the evening, when Mr P and my son in law got home from work they cooked a barbecue for us all and the children stayed up late..
I am very lucky and had some lovely presents, many of the decorative kind which will be popping up in my blog post photos....and I also received a beautiful hand knitted gift from one of my friends which I will write about in a special knitting post soon....
Back to work today, and lots designing to get on with...Thank you for dropping in to see me and for your delightful comments...Also thank you to those who have emailed me, I will try and reply to you all very soon. I hope you are having a wonderful week whatever you are doing and that the sun keeps shining (despite the weather forecast) Back soon xxxxx

22 comments:

millefeuilles said...

Dear Helen,

I am so happy you had a wonderful birthday 'en famille'.

The sweetpeas made my heart skip a beat; I long to cultivate some when we finally have our own garden. As for the daisies, I love them too as they remind me of egg colours which, again, are reminiscent of childhood memories.

Gardens and tea would be my favourite way of celebrating a birthday too.

Stephanie

KC'sCourt! said...

Beautiful flowers, lovely pics
Julie xxxxxx

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Such a perfect day Helen spent with those you love...the best kind of day...your photographs capture the day beautifully and I see some very pretty gifts there!...
Thank you for calling by today and for your lovely comments,
Susan x

a mermaids purse said...

awwww happy belated birthday- loving your photography- such beauty xxxx

Naturally Carol said...

Aren't you glad your birthday is in summer with all those glorious flowers around you..I totally adore your meadow flowers too. When I got to the bottom of this post I spied that sweet flower bunting looped around your shed..exquisite! Did you make it?

crafts@home said...

What a gorgeous day, filled with everything you love :) Some of your presents look delightful,
Sue Xxx

My Little Home and Garden said...

I have just read a thoughtful comment that you left on Lemon Lane Cottage, and wondered, "Who is this woman?" I popped over to find your beautiful blog. Your gardens are lovely, and that potting shed, such an inspiration!

Jooles said...

sounds like a perfect day !
the little ones look adorable peeking into the pond. so sweet
j x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

So glad you had a wonderful day Helen. What a beautiful place to visit and lovely that you got to spend it with your grandchildren.
I'm looking forward to your knitting post. :)
Vivienne x

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen, I'm very pleased that you had such a pretty happy birthday with your loved ones. That's the best thing ever, isn't it? Pretty garden shots and I loved seeing the little darlings.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

delia hornbook said...

Sounds and looks like a perfect and wonderful day ;-)) look forward to your knitting post, dee x

Jenny said...

So glad you had a wonderful day Helen, the garden pics are beautiful, it looks like a gorgeous day out with your family. Looking forward to seeing more of your presents ;) have a lovely rest of the week x

Ingrid Hopson said...

Glad you had a lovely day and lovely to see my card to you in the photo, I got it in Greenwich Market
Pleased you liked to shawl too
Looking forward tonyour knitting post
Great photos. As ever

flowers on my table said...

How lovely you spent your birthday with your loved ones. I just love the Pottager in the first photos.Sounds as though the grandchildren enjoyed your birthday too, and what lovely prezzies you received. Thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog, we did get 2 really lovely days on Sunday and Monday, so that will have to keep me going till the next one! Love Linda x

debbie said...

Hi Helen!

I can only imagine how wonderful the aroma of the lavender and sweet peas was! Lovely, lovely photos!
Did someone make you that sweet birthday card?

Jane said...

What a lovely day you had Helen, your dear little grandchildren look so sweet out in those gorgeous gardens. Hope the sun is continuing to shine, it is here!
Jane x

do you mind if i knit said...

It looks like you had an idyllic day helen, the perfect Birthday, that's wonderful. The garden is Beauuuuuutiful, just my sort of garden with it's slightly wild and natural look. Love Vanessa xxx

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I am green with envy over the Pip Studio roses plate ;)

Sue Frelick said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Brenda's blog, cosy little house. Your photography makes my heart race! Beautiful blog!

Debby said...

I am here by way of Brenda's Cozy Little House. Welcome. I love your colorful blog.

Cindy said...

I am also here from Brenda's blog and couldn't stop looking and reading all your wonderful posts. I even went and bought 2 of your books! I love your style (I'm slowly switching from dark country to brighter farmhouse colors), and I also love to sew. I used to do lots of cross stitch, and it will be fun to pick it up again.
I'm also big on gardening. Pop on by my blog sometime and you'll see how into it I am!

Ann C. said...

Helen

I wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your site.

We met many years ago (1980) when I visited your parents on a trip to England.

I wonder if you remember your cousins in Canada?

Ann