Monday, 31 August 2009


Of course I went to the beach today. I made some soup and a sandwich for Max and I to take to the beach for lunch.
We had a ball. The tide was right in and we walked along the beach dodging the water. I wanted to take some photos for this weeks Waterside Wednesday. So come back for some more photos on Wednesday too.

The poor beach huts were getting swamped

Just a pretty blossom ready for Spring

Love the colour of this one

My roses were pruned within an inch of their life.
The new leaves are starting to emerge.

Gorgeous white primulas still in flower

My Japanese maple is just starting to get its leaves.

I hardly ever see this camellia as it is down a sideof the house I hardly ever walk down.
Just look what I have been missing

Beautiful climbing Banksia Rose
Don't forget to come back Wednesday for Waterside Wednesday and see the fun we had at the beach today.


Unknown said...

Lovely photos Alison, with the way the weather has been for a while, I have had quite alot of plants flowering already!
Im hanging out for those beach photos on Wednesday!

Drawn to The Sea said...

The last day of winter is indeed a day to celebrate... soup & sandwich at the beach sounds perfect. Wonderful shots!


vintage girl at heart said...

Oh how I envy you the Beach and all of those lovely flowers!!!
We are having Fall weather here a bit early and it feels divine!!!
I love being able to peek into a part of your beautiful world!
Enjoy Spring!

Lori said...

i can't believe that is what your winter looks is beautiful...i hope your spring is just as lovely!!!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love the beach huts. Wish I were there, rain and all!

Unknown said...

Oh, I love your beach photos Alison. Spring...ahh. We are beginning to greet Fall. Such beautiful photographs as always. Gee that soup sounds inviting.


Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

As you say goodbye to Winter we're waiting to wave it in!

Victoria xx

Connie said...

Strange, we're just starting our fall and winter and it's cold when we get winter, sugar. Odd that you're looking forward to summer and it's cold.

bluemuf said...

Alison, I just love your beach and what fun to have a picnic. I'm sure you are looking forward to spring. I am so looking forward to fall, it's my favourite time of year.

Hugs Karen

LiLi M. said...

I just cannot get enough of the photos of your beach, so I will probably back on Wednesday! Though I don't hate autumn I'd rather welcome spring too, enjoy!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Ah, and here we're getting ready for fall. I envy you the springtime pleasures of the first growth of pretty little blooms. And that first photo: ah, superb! We shall compare seasons as we go along!
Brenda said...

I just love all the flowers everywhere. Lovely pics. Thanks so much for stopping by Beach Vintage and leaving a comment.

Kellie Collis said...

Oh I adore flowers AND spring. I am very excited about all the flowers particularly peonies!

Annie said...

Beautiful Spring celebration- thanks for the feast of flowers.

Charmingdesigns said...

oh I wish I could start with spring all over again. We are getting early morning chill in the air...the beginning of fall

Stink Bone Jones said...

Wow, what a beautiful day and a wonderful way to spend it. My son and I love the beach as well. Loved your blog, thanks for coming by mine and leaving me a comments. Always appreciated!

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh yes, I forget that we experience opposite seasons. It's always so wonderful to see the spring flowers start to peek out after a long winter. Happy Spring! Beautiful images!

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Alison,
I'm so happy that winter is over for you. I never really realized that your spring is our fall (although we still have 3 weeks to go until it's official). I just love spring flowers. We'll be putting out our pumpkins while you are displaying your pretty flowers!
Sharon :-)

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi doo take beautiful photos..

Funny how the last day of winter kind of has a pyscholigical effect?? just knowing it is spring kind of makes us feel better??
lovely day today...but "crappy" again tomorrow...& the wind is blowing here today..
BUT the birds are chirping..Spring is in the air...!!
wish i could grow some lovely plants!!!???
& take decent photos..!!

have a lovely weekend..
xx andrea from across the bay!!

Unknown said...

I just love this time of year too, beautiful images xx

Mélanie said...

Lovely photos ! It is so great to realize that autumn is coming to France while you are waiting for spring

A Romantic Porch said...

Your photos of the beach and now these of the spring blossoms are breathtaking. I think it is so amazing that we experience the seasons at opposite times, but we can enjoy the other through our blogs. xo rachel

Rosy Inspiration said...

I love soup for lunch, yum. Look at all the loveliness here, just so beautiful.

Robin said...

Hi Alison, the photos are wonderful! What are the beach huts used for? Are they privately owned? They're adorable and I'd love to know more about them!