Sunday, June 23, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - Week Twenty Five

Just four simple things from around the house and garden that have made me smile this week..........

1. Cut Flowers - A lovely bunch of Sweet William in a vase on the table in the conservatory.

2. Young Blue tits and their parents visiting the fat ball feeder in the tree near the conservatory window,  they have been such fun to watch! It started with the adults taking bits off the fat ball and feeding the young ones in the branches.  Now the young ones go and get their own snacks.  Apologies, the photos are a little fuzzy as I took them through the window being as careful as I could so as not to disturb the birds.

3. Yellow Flag Iris - flowering at last! They grow by the pond at the top of the garden and seemed very late flowering this year in our garden although I'd seen them around in other places over a week ago.  When we first came here there were just one or two plants in the pond but they have spread across the garden behind the pond as well as around the pond.  Last year we had to pull out the ones in the pond as they were getting too big.  We could do with digging some more out this year as they are taking over this side of the garden.


4.  Tea and Cake -  after the warm weather earlier this week we had to stay indoors today because we've had light rain interspersed with heavy showers and now we have really blustery winds which are swaying and swirling the tree branches and destroying the delicate flowers that have only just emerged in the garden.  At least it is warm and dry inside with a little comfort food to cheer us up.

I'm going to take a break from blogging for a short while.  Take care everyone.  I'll see you in July.

Link to  Little Birdie's blog  where  '52 weeks of Happy' started. Each week you find just four things that have made you happy to share.

26 comments:

  1. Lovely 'Happy Photos' Enjoy your break and see you in July sometime. x

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  2. Lovely photos of the birds :) It has been a tea and cake kind of day! Enjoy the break.

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    1. Tea and cake was definitely called for yesterday:)

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  3. Hello Rosie

    I love the uplifted spirit of your blog. Enjoy your break

    Helenx

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    1. Thanks, Helen - glad you enjoyed reading:)

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  4. I enjoyed seeing your photos of happy moments this week, Rosie. Have a lovely break and come back refreshed! x

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  5. The Sweet Williams are beautiful. I love to see the young birds learning all about the feeders, too. Your Yellow Flag Irises are lovely, but they do spread. Mine have spread from one clump to other areas around the pond. Hope you have a wonderful break.

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    1. Would you believe the sweet williams are still ok in their vase nearly two weeks later - my kind neighbour kept everything watered for us whilst we were away as well as feeding the cats:)

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  6. Flowers, birds, tea and cake would all make me happy too! Have a lovely break Rosie. x

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    1. Thanks, Simone - I'm sure I will:)

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  7. Have a well deserved break. x

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  8. The baby blue tits are indeed fun to watch. Have a great break Rosie, take lots of pictures!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica - you can be sure of one thing - I will take lots of photos - probably too many:)

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  9. The blue tit photos are great. It is only very brave birds who venture into our garden with five cats. Having said that the house sparrow that featured on my blog is still around and being very noisy! Tea and cake - this would make me happy too!
    June

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    1. Our own cats don't seem to bother with the birds but some of the younger ones that live nearby do so we have to watch them if we can:)

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  10. See you when you get back - you will be missed. xxxxx

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    1. Thanks, Diane - am looking forward to a break:)

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  11. It all sounds lovely- enjoy the break :)

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  12. I love Sweet Williams. Our Flag Iris are rapidly taking over our (tiny!) pond too - they go a bit mad, don't they?! Have a good blog break. Abby x

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    1. Thanks, Abby The iris do go slightly mad!

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  13. Hi Rosie,

    Your Sweet William are so pretty. I've tried to grow these from seed the past two years, but without success and I can't seem to find any plants. Still dreaming of my cottage garden...

    Enjoy your blogging break. Marie x

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    1. I'd love to be able to grow cottage garden flowers but our clay soil doesn't allow it - I have to grow a few in pots if I want them:)

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