Monday, 1 March 2010


1st Day of Autumn.
As with lots of Autumn days it started cool and cloudy and by afternoon there were clear blue skies and a little sunshine

Today I picked some roses - Iceberg and Pierre De Ronsard.
Loved putting them together with some Autumn leaves from my Japanese Maple.


Anonymous said...

Waaaah I'm missing summer already! How gorgeous are those roses though?
alicia :0)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Alison
Yes I'm in the 'waaah' bucket also!! Today was cold and wet all day.. ok for a day or two.. hehe

Love your roses... beautiful!! xx Julie

Connie said...

You're going into fall and we're coming into spring, honey. Seems a bit "upside down", huh?! LOL

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Those roses are gorgeous

Victoria xx

LiLi M. said...

And it really is the first day of Spring here! The sun is shining, there are buds everywhere! We had such a long winter. I don't know if it really gets winter up in your neck of the woods.
What I think is strange that you Easter a celebration of spring is in autumn with you, the same with Christmas a celebration of light in darkness. Ah but you must be used to that. Enjoy a hopefully beautiful autumn day!

MJ Ornaments said...

Hi Alison, your roses are so pretty together with the leaves. It feels like Spring here in CA, but most people are covered in snow in the US. Take care, Martha

Alice Regan said...

Autumn, one of my favorite times of the year. It's funny ...we are entering our Spring! I'm so ready for green grass and gorgeous flowers.

Thank you for leaving such kind words on regarding my grandchildren. Yes, you are truly lucky to have yours so close. I already miss my two little ones so much!

Loui♥ said...

the roses and Maple leaves are a beautiful combo..
there you are welcoming Autumn..
Mid month, will usher the arrival of Spring here stateside..
however,snow is all I can see in the moment..
as well as in the near future..
oh my..the sun is peeking out of the clouds..
hello sunshine..!
goodbye gloomy gray!
warm hugs..laughing smiles..

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

It has already given us cooler mornings and evenings here and is lovely!
My roses and lavenders are beautiful ....Yours look really perfect!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What lovely flowers, Alison!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Millie said...

Just a gorgeous array of garden flowers Alison. Our Japanese Maple by the front gate is doing the same as yours, the colours are breathtaking, but a wistful reminder that sadly, Summer is over.
Millie ^_^

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

I can't wait for spring to get here! I am so over the snow and cold!

Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes.
I had the best birthday ever!

Hugz, Dolly

Lori said...

oh, that looks so pretty Alison!!!

Deb said...

What a gorgeous bouquet of fresh roses Alison. You are heading into MY favourite season just as we are heading into Spring :-D said...

How very pretty. I am aching to get some roses in my house! Will do so this weekend. Looking forward to catching up on your blog.

barbara said...

Hello Alison, your roses look amazing - so fresh. Lovely to read your sweet comments, thank you for visiting!

Amy M. said...

Those roses are gorgeous!!!

Crafting by Candlelight

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Ohh, what a lovely bouquet!

Your grands are just adorable Alison. They're even as cute as mine! ;o)

Laura said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I am in love with all of the Spring happening here, but I do so love Fall. The Roses are nearly as beautiful as those darling children in the previous post.

Tutti Chic said...

Alison~So hard to believe that autumn starts in march in your part of the world while it starts here in sept/oct.Your roses are absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy your autumn days~:) chris

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Beautiful, beautiful Roses Alison. Mine are a sorry sight so lovely to be able to enjoy yours. Roll on Autumn, its so pretty up here when all the trees change.
Irene x

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Isn't Autumn the best?!
Loved your Autumn bouquet

Have a great weekend, bit wet, but hasn't it freshened everything up

Thankfully, no rain at Red Hill Market this morning

xo Gail

The Old Painted Cottage said...

I will take Autumn over all the other seasons. Lovely indeed.

ps - love your header pic.


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Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous family pics and i adore iecberg roses ! x

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful roses! Hope you stop by to see that Spring is in the air at a local French Flea Market this Saturday!