Sunday, February 1, 2009

Back briefly......


Hi friends! I'm back briefly after a quick visit with my parents in Auckland. I took my stitching, but didn't get too much done, with all the catching up with family, so don't have any photos of my blocks to show you. Sooooo... thought I'd treat you with a few pics taken in my mother's shade house. She grows begonias with a passion and they reward her with the most magnificent blooms!


I will be taking a break from my blog for a couple of days. We are heading to Gisborne to laze on the beach in the sun! Hopefully children are back at school, and the city is back to normal. I will take my stitching and a book and a couple of issues of CPS to read. (and probably bore you all to death with untold photos when I get back! LOL)

Until then, keep well!
Carole

11 comments:

Nathalie Thompson said...

The flowers are STUNNING, but I think your photos make them so.

It is so very hard to NOT hate you for being able to spend some blissful time at the beach!!!! Waaaaaaa! I am a million miles from a decent beach and salt air (feeling self pity). *Sigh*. I will gladly gaze at your untold number of photos when you return. If I can't be AT the beach, I can DREAM. :)

Jeanette said...

What lovely Begonias. Thanks for showing the photo's you took.

Margaret said...

what a fabuous burst of colour on your blog, love the photos and am happy to look at many more especially ones of beaches, ice cream and general kiwiana! Have a fab ole time and get stitching gal

needlewings said...

I would love to trade some snow for your lovely flowers. lol They are gorgeous!

Nathalie Thompson said...

When you have a minute, after unpacking, come by and pick up a blog award I gave you. Pass it on!

Bella McBride said...

I'm longing to see those flowers as I sit here during another snowstorm! Sigh...
Thanks for sharing, it makes me believe that spring is only a few months away!
Bella

Lorrie said...

What gorgeous flowers - like Georgia O'Keefe paintings!

And you're at the beach...enjoy!

Lorrie

PS I came over from Nathalie Thompson's blog. Congrats on the award

Christine said...

Carole,
Your floral photos are stunning. I have only been to New Zealand once and it was a brief in and out stopover from Australia. The flowers in your part of the world are indescribable.

I popped over to your blog from Nathalie Thompson's blog. Congratulations on your "Beautiful Blog" award!

I anxiously await photos of your beach holiday.

So nice to meet you!
Christine

Faye said...

What fantastic photos, Carole. You could use them for backgrounds to ATCs or 4x4s and such. The flowers' colors are beautiful.

Congrats on the Beautiful Blog award.

Jacq said...

Your photos of the Begonias are absolutely beautiful. I would to trade for some sunshine.:-D

Tiglizzyclone said...

I do so much like the colors of those flowers!