Sunday, 8 November 2009


A beautiful Spring Sunday morning with the temperature heading towards 35 celsius (95F)
My daughter Amy along with little Riley came and picked up Max and I to go to Mornington Market. Melanie my other daughter and her kids Lachlan and Chloe live just around the corner so we picked them up too. Lucky that Amy has a 7 seater to fit us all in.
With such fabulous weather there were heaps of people. Forgot to take my camera with me.
Stopped for a chat with Gail McCormack who was there with husband Tony and all of their fabulous paintings and furniture pieces for sale. 5 year old Chloe just adored all of Gails gorgeous girly ballet pieces. Stop by Gail and Tony's website and take a look at their fabulous work.
After a fun time wandering around the market the kids eating lollipops and hot chips/french fries it was time to head home.
Amy dropped Melanie and her kids at their house, then we dropped Max and Riley at my house,making sure I got my camera this time.
Amy and I then went to an Open Garden in Mornington called Dalywaters.
The entry fee of $5 went towards Legacy. Legacy is an organisation of veterans, servicemen and women and other volunteers who are dedicated to the care of the dependants of Australian Defence Force members, after the death of a spouse or parent during service, and to Australian and Allied families after operational service.
Dalywaters is a beautiful Mornington Peninsula wedding venue.
Amy in a great covered area. Such a pretty climbing rose

Through these fabulous rusted white gates you can see the chapel

The dam through the gate

Amy amongst the roses and agapanthus that were so full of buds just waiting to burst open.

This is the chapel where there was a lady playing the harp. It sounded beautiful

Such a beautiful setting

The arch here is where the bride would first walk in

She would then turn down this aisle and be on her way to the romantic chapel

Beautiful lavender lined brick pathway leading to the house on the property

Pretty daisies on the deck next to the dam

Blue moon roses

So many gorgeous roses and such a romantic setting
Below are some of the beautiful roses that were in the garden

Gorgeous petals

So many beautiful roses.


Unknown said...

It looks gorgeous, I can almost smell them!
It is 21degs here, and wet!A few days ago here it was 39!Strange weather!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

oh wow, I was out your way today, wish I had known about the open garden. I actually thought about you today whilst I sat near the beach boxes (watching my girl splashing in the water) and your lovely photos!

vintage girl at heart said...

How very lovely!!!
~What a beautiful setting for the Wedding!

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Alison love the Mornington market it was a great day for it and those gardens look gorgeous. Great photos. Take care Carol

Georgia Peachez said...

omg, look at that gorgeous weather. We've got nothing but crunchy brown leaves over here. xo,suzy

Tara said...

Gosh, what aplace to be! And withh all of our leaves falling in NY, so nice to see green!

Connie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and stunning, sugar!!! I wish I were there......

MJ Ornaments said...

What a beautiful place Alison, thanks for the tour!
Take care, ~Martha

Drawn to The Sea said...

Lovely photos of a lovely girl & lovely afternoon. I would absolutely have lingered there too.

Sitting on 75 degrees & very cloudy here, wishing for your 95. But I'll not complain about 75 :-)

Wonderful Sunday, Miss Alison,

Paint Me White said...

What beautiful gardens, I so loved that outdoor chapel and that large black chandelier - just divine. Sandy

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Was great to see you today and to meet your lovely family!

Sounds like you and Amy had an enjoyable afternoon, I never remember to go to the Open Gardens - must do so!

Thankyou for the links, glad Chloe liked the girly theme

Have a good day, it's going to be warm again


Cindy said...

What a wonderful place! Those gorgeous roses are amazing!!!!!

yapping cat

Lori said...

Alison, it is so dark and dreary here now...what a treat to see bright sunny blue skies and gorgeous flowers blooming...thanks for taking me truly is beautiful there!!!

bluemuf said...

Oh Alison, what beautiful gardens. Thank you for sharing them.

Hugs Karen

Siobhan said...

What beautiful pics Alison! I love this place!!

Siobhan said...

Me again, No I have not been to Dalywaters but it looks beautiful! I would LOVE to get there one day.

Siobhan :)

A Pretty Trip said...

What a charming garden! What a lovely way to spend the day.

CatieAn said...

oh how beautiful....what a peaceful place to have a wedding.
The entire are is so pretty. I love the roses. Here it is gray and dreary with rain and cold temps waiting for our first real snowfall.
enjoy your spring!

Rosy Inspiration said...

Wow, that's a lovely venue for weddings that's for sure. Love the light fitting in the chapel.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your nice comments! The walk through the garden was wonderful. I would like 95 right now. We are now into our very rainy season. I'm off to get a few more things painted.

LiLi M. said...

What a romantic spot! One would get married again for this ;-O!

Kathleen Grace said...

This is heavenly Alison! I love spring most of all, the only thing that keeps me going this time of year here in the states is the thught of the Christmas holidays. Those's going to be a long winter here!

Laura said...

Does your country know what a great job you do selling us all on needing a trip to Australia?

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Love the setting for a wedding. Everything is so romantic, especially with the lovely flowers.

the*pink*princess said...

Sounds like a good day out!!! Those roses photos are amazing!!!!And the wedding setting!
isnt it nice to have warm weather at last!!!

Lesley : )

Unknown said...

Wow Alison, just catching up. What a magnificent garden, and those roses, they don't even look real. Such a pretty place to paint too. We are heading into Winter and this really makes me long for winter to be over already.

Lori said...

Oh Alison, I can almost smell the roses!!!!! What a totally beautiful place! Your temp is sounding very wonderful today in the cold Mid-West! Lori said...

Beautiful!!!! Just gorgeous! Rachaelxo

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