Sunday, 2 March 2008

AUTUMN and an AWARD

AUTUMN/FALL

I love Autumn.
This was my garden this morning.
My Japanese Maple realising that Autumn has begun.
Pierre de Ronsard blooms that I picked and put into a vase this morning.


Iceberg Rose Bloom

Iceberg Rosebud Bloom




YOU MAKE MY DAY AWARD

Siobhan from Vintage Mosaics Boutique has presented me with the You Make My Day Award.
How pretty it is.

"The rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to pass it onto 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved. So to pass it on and keep the love going."

I would like to pass this award onto

Shannon from Paint Mine Pink
Natasha from Artistic Creations by Natasha Burns
Amy from Four Sisters in a Cottage
Jo from Oldflowers4me
Rachael from The Rose Room
Deena from Can I Be pretty in pink
Ali from Miss Ali’s
Katrina from KatrinaChambers
Alicia TimeWorn Style
Christi from altered ambitions

68 comments:

oldflowers4me said...

wow how cool- thankyou sweet girl- singing and skipping love jo.

Katrina Chambers said...

Wow, thanks so much Alison!!! I need to send this back to you! Your garden is looking amazing too :)

Natasha Burns said...

Thanks so much Alison! You spoil me!!
Your garden photos are so beautiful!!!! I took a pic of a single yellow leaf at the park yesterday and only today was checking out the new buds on my Pierre de Ronsard - you have captured them beautifully!!! Aren't they wonderful to grow? If I can grow them successfully then anyone can - and yours are so perfectly gorgeous!

IsabellaCloset said...

Alison, Oh my gosh what gorgeous roses.. how I long for the sight of them! I can't wait til my pink roses are in bloom again. Thanks so very much for sharing you beautiful garden.. I LOVE it!
Hugs ~Mary~

Christi Snow said...

Thank you, Alison! You have such an amazing blog...those roses are just absolutely fantastic and I love autumn, but am so glad that we are moving into spring over here...it's time! smiles...

Annie said...

Georgous flower pics Alison - I might have to look into getting one of those rose icebergs. I LOVE Autumn and some trees in Ballarat have started turning already. Just a magic time.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Alison..I love your flowers..and thanks so much for the award!!
hugs..Deena

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

OHHHHH, you are making me drool. Snow still covers my yard and as yet, not a green thing in site. Hopefully before too long. I know you are diving into Autumn. Such a beautiful time of year. Enjoy!

Tara said...

Alison

Siobhan sent to me also--so nice to get, right??

Your blog is such a nice plac to visit, well deserved!

Enjoy weekend!

PS--loving the fall picks, so funny to be waiting for spring here in New York and you awaiting fall in Australia!!

:0)

Tara

Kari & Kijsa said...

Congratulations to you and all the wonderful recipients as well!! love the beautiful photos!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

bluemuf said...

Alison, the flowers are amazing. I need flowers so bad. It's just never ending snow these days.

Karen

Sugar Bear said...

Love those flowers! I can't wait for some to start growing around here.
Karla

SHARON LUV'S SHABBY said...

Hi Alison, Pierre De Ronsard are my fav. I have two that I have just planted can't wait till next year. Your icebergs are lovely too, I do luv Autumn all the fallen leaves, but I'm dreading Winter 'definately not a Winter person' I think we are supposed to hibernate in winter like the bears...
Luv
Sharon

Jen r. said...

Beautiful pictures! I forgot that you are opposite us and are just getting into fall as we are going into spring.. Thanks for sharing the uplifting pictures of what's to come!I cna't wait!
Jen R

Ruth Welter said...

Alison, your roses are gorgeous.

Rosalyn-Sue said...

Yummy...I just bought some pink hot chocolate that has been begging to be sipped! I will have to try it after reading your post. Such absolutely amazing flowers -- I wish we lived in one place long enough with the military to grow a lush garden. Until then, I will enjoy reading about enchating ones like yours. Thank you for sharing!

XO,

Rosalyn-Sue

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison! I recently pruned my roses and I'm dreaming of having lots of blooms like yours this year. So cool to see your Japanese maple starting to turn, if you look at mine today, it's just starting to bud. Your pictures are fantastic!
-Karoline

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your fall leaves..and those flowers! Gorgeous!
Congrats on your award!
Hugs,
Robin

Mosaic*Queen said...

I LOVE your roses!!!!!!!!
Hugs!
Michelle

KarenHarveyCox said...

Alison, Autumn is my favorite season too. I love how warm things look in gold and orange glow. congratulations on your award, and I peeked at your inspirational blogs and I quite agree. Have a lovely day. Blessings, Karen

Rosemary said...

Congrats on your award!!
We are starting with Spring, and you with Fall. It's kind of weird.
Rosemary

Lori said...

Alison, congratulations on your award:)
your garden looks just gorgeous, your roses are stunningly Beautiful!!!

Jeanne said...

AUTUMN????? Oh yes, I forgot you live in Australia Alison!!! But I can't tell you how nice it is to see something blooming after all this snow we have here. Those roses are to die for!!!
xo
jeanne

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison
Love your photos, BEAUTIFUL, you wouldn't mind if I printed one of the rose photos out to stick up next to me on the wall when I paint would you?
Congratulations on the award Alison you sure do deserve it!

Vickie said...

I love your photos. The roses are gorgeous. I'm waiting for spring and new colors but I love the fall colors too. Congratulations on the award.

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh Alison THANKYOU sweetpea for the award. You made me smile BIG. And thankyou again for the lovely email the other day xo

You truly are a sweet sweet soul.

Your roses are stunning! Dont you just love it when the garden is blooming :)

Luv Shann xo

Simply Me Art said...

Gorgeous Pictures and Blog. You ready for fall and we ready for Spring...

Charmingdesigns said...

Those roses are BEAUTIFUL!!Thanks again for visiting me...arent those lampshades great!! Laurie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful photos! It is hard to imagine that you are going into your autumn and we are approaching spring! Congrats on your award!
Hugs,
Penny

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh those roses! How beautiful, and my favorite colors too! *sigh*, I cannot wait until my roses are blooming again. Thanks for sharing yours:>)

NeereAnDear said...

Wow Alison ... gorgeous photos... funny but it seems like yesterday we were talking about how cold it is here and now its just about time to start planting our gardens


I love your roses .. stunning

HUGS

JO

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

These are so Beautiful!!! I just LOVE home grown Roses. so much prettier than the commercial ones!!! You have taken such wonderful photographs of them too. You must have a great camera!!! I was just wondering what season you are in right now......... funny how we are approaching Spring and you are in Autumn...:)) I have always wanted to visit. maybe one day I will..........Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures and visiting my blog!!!

Alecia said...

Alison, your flowers are so beautiful. I cant wait for Spring!

Alecia

Blue House Mom said...

Those flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. The word Autumn certainly caught my attention...how neat that you're heading into that beautiful season as I head into Spring. Have a great day.

Susan Tuttle said...

Such luscious garden photos - especially the ones of the roses - I can almost smell them.

You are entering glorious Fall, as we are seeing hints of Spring.

Susan

Linda said...

Your garden pictures are so pretty. I love all your roses they are gorgeous. Linda

Deb said...

Gorgeous roses Alison. Snow covers our yard as we await Spring ~ but Autumn is my favourite season :-}

Firefly Hill said...

Lovely lovely images Alison! We are so looking forward to flowers here!

Annie

Shabbyfufu said...

I am thinking that you can grow just about anything in your climate Alison. What GORGEOUS roses and great photos too!~XO~Janet

laura said...

What lovely pictures. We had a Japanese Maple when we lived in Ohio. They grow here, but we try to keep to native arrids. Lovely roses. It took me a minute to figure out why you were talking about Autumn. Similar to the time you emailed me and I marveled that I'd gotten a message from tomorrow. As I've said before, this is such a lovely place to visit.

Nora Lee said...

Such beautiful roses. It is just starting to be spring here, but when I saw the picture of your maple, it made me yearn for Fall. It is my favorite season of all. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me!

Sandra

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your roses are gorgeous!

Mandii said...

WOW all those Blooms look Gorgeous!! Congrats on the award sweetie!! Ive been a little absent but will be blogging later today!! Mands

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh, I love Autumn! Hate Winter but Autumn is almost magical. Something in the air that makes you think, "What's around the corner?" I had a garden wedding in October, which is our Fall/Autumn. Blessings... Polly

Mary said...

Oh, how beautiful!!! Thank you so much for your help with my header and background color. I think you are right, and I'm going to chenge it till I get something I like! :)
xoxo,
mary

kecia said...

wow, i forget the seasons are on a different time schedule than us! you are getting ready for fall and we are sooooooo ready for spring! your pink rose is gorgeous!
xoxo kEcIa

A Romantic Porch said...

Those pictures are SO beautiful. How neat you are getting Autumn, and we are anxiously awaiting Spring. Congratulations on the Award. So wonderful. xoRachel

Meredith Teagarden said...

I will check out the winners :). Alison your post made me LONG for summer, spring even, sun. Rain and more rain is all I see!

Adla said...

Alison, such a blooming garden you have, from the roses to the succulents...my green fingers have shamed me this past summer...well lets just say my roses aren't too happy with me , I hope they'll recover after some pruning this coming winter :)

chat soon , Adla

love.boxes said...

Alison, youre garden is so lovely! I adore roses! and Japanese Maples!

Michelle said...

Happy Autumn! It's my favorite time of the year also!

Joy said...

Oh, I soooo needed to see these pretty pics today - we are having yet another Canadian snowstorm! Fall looks lovely there...
:)

She'sSewPretty said...

Your roses are beautiful and I love your Japanese Maple. That is my favorite tree.

Michelle said...

Alison, your garden photographs are beautiful! Thanks for sharing..

Michelle

cindy said...

Good gosh...those roses are amazing! I so wish I has some out back to go pick. Beautiful!

c

Ali said...

thanks so much for the award Alison, I only just remembered about it. was just sitting here and I had a vague memory of someone mentioning an award lol. Sorry hon, I haven't been giving much time to blogging for months now, slack i know. Thanks again cutie, and hope you are well, ali. ox

dawn said...

alison, that PdR is beautiful. i wonder if it would grow here.

so lovely.

Jasmine said...

Oh my goodness, those roses are beautiful!
x

Brook said...

Those roses are absolutely gorgeous Alison. So lovely to look at. Have a most lovely day.
XO
Brook

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi there Alison - Pierre De Ronsard would have to one of the prettiest roses! Thanks so much for checking in on us in recent times, all is going well. Hope you are having a great week and i loved seeing your roses (my poor ones have been a bit rejected in the last few hectic weeks), Mel xxx

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Oh my, I am drooling over those roses!!! Especially that third pic.....breathtaking!!!

*Hugs* Dara

Michelle M White said...

So beautiful! I am anxiously awaiting my first blooms of the season!

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Alison, I tried to email you, but it didn't work! I wanted to thank you for your kind comments about my blogsite and also I took a look at your blog, how pretty! I didn't realize that it is Autumn in you part of the world! We are still in the snow, although it is melting and Spring is on the way! Have a great day, Marilyn

Peta said...

Those roses are perfect, just divine.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Beautiful flowers!! I will be so happy when spring arrives here.... the beginning of autumn is always so beautiful. :)

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I know you are excited for the cool Fall weather, just as we are all anxiously awaiting Spring here in the US! I know four months from now I'll be crying and complaining about the intense heat and humidity! Never happy I guess!

restyled home said...

You absolutely deserve this award...not only for your beautiful blog, but also because you leave the sweetest comments on all of our blogs!!

Congrats!
Linda xoxo

The Rose Room said...

Oh thank you Alison, what a lovely award. Your roses are beautiful:) Rachael