Saturday, 8 October 2011

Smiling today because...

the sun was shining
and I was busy in the garden and have planted over 200  bulbs for Spring
  They have been in the cupboard for a few weeks now and I thought  I had better get them into the ground or they would still be sitting there this time next year!
 Let's hope they work their magic
♥ 


I have just lit the candle holder that Mum 
gave myself and Mike for our  
25th wedding anniversary earlier this year 
and as always it looks lovely and gives me that  
nice happy warm feeling.
bought a bunch of flowers in lovely Autumn shades 
 they were cheap as chips 
but look really pretty in the kitchen.


I picked the last of my tomatoes,
they are so tasty and SWEET.  
Yum


But, the men in this house are not smiling 
because Ireland are out of the Rugby World Cup 
after being beaten by Wales.  
But as always the better team won.

Wishing you all a relaxing,peaceful and happy
  weekend.



~ Fiona ~

39 comments:

Ellie said...

Lucky you having a nice day, we had our nice day yesterday. I'm sure your bulbs will be lovely come the Spring. I've got some to plant as well, hope I've not left it to late.
Oh dear, out of the Rugby World Cup that's not good.

Anne said...

Hi Fiona! Love your photos of all the flowers! I am sure the tomatoes taste fab. All sad here over the rugby but c'est la vie! Hope you have a nice evening:)
~Anne

Barb and Dell said...

Hi Fiona. Wow! You planted over 200 bulbs. I hope each and every one will give you beautiful blooms next spring. I love the colors of the flowers you bought. They are very pretty.
Have a sunny weekend.
Barb

Eva Ason said...

It's been a very nice day today - and warm. You've done a good job planting all those bulbs :) The flowers are beautiful, I like the autumn yellow colors - very nice. And that candle holder looks so nice! Enjoy your weekend too!

Eva x

Jill said...

Such pretty and warm images! I love your candle holder...beautiful. Happy 25th since I wasn't here yet. ;)

TexWisGirl said...

your flowers are lovely, and the candle is very pretty. :) sorry about the men's side of things!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Fiona those pictures are spectacular. Love all the colors. That candle holder is beautiful too. This November would be Rich and my 29th anniversary. I still celebrate it in my heart! As always, great post and thanks so much for all your comments. I appreciate them more than you know. Hugs.

Lisa said...

200 bulbs! You have a large yard? I hope they all come up for you.

That corgi :) said...

Nothing like homegrown tomatoes, they are always so delicious! You were very adventurous to plant all those bulbs, but you will indeed see the fruit of your labor come spring and it will be beautiful indeed! I liked that candle holder; very nice!!

glad it was a great day for you!

betty

Bethe77 said...

Fiona what beautiful photos those tomatoes look so yummy! I spent the day with friends on our lovely susnhine Saturday! I have been so busy. Miss you and your wonderful blog. Hope to catch up soon. Love what I have seen and been missing out on. Many blessings

TARYTERRE said...

That was quite an ambitious task you took on. Planting 200 bulbs. WOW. When spring comes you will be rewarded for your efforts. Your 25th wedding anniversary candle holder is beautiful. It's wonderful that it brings you such comfort. Fresh flowers and tomatoes from the garden bring joy to an ordinary day. Ireland always has next year to win the World Cup. Take care.

Ellie said...

Had to come back and comment on your comment (does that sound right - it did in my head, not so much when I typed it).
I didn't realise that is what blathered meant to you -oooops the thought of being piddly eyed drunk at 10.30am - doesn't really bear thinking about does it? Anyway it made me giggle thanks for that!!!

Ellie said...

Had to come back and comment on your comment (does that sound right - it did in my head, not so much when I typed it).
I didn't realise that is what blathered meant to you -oooops the thought of being piddly eyed drunk at 10.30am - doesn't really bear thinking about does it? Anyway it made me giggle thanks for that!!!

Eileen said...

200 bulbs! Can't wait to see the photos when they bloom.

Hope you're well and have a good week.

Pat MacKenzie said...

Your candle holder is gorgeous. I'd probably want to have a candle burning in it every day. It's so nice to have a lot of spring flowers to look forward to...well worth the effort of planting all the bulbs.

Marinela said...

Hi Fiona! Love your beautiful photos!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Fiona. Yes, England are out of the Rugby World Cup as well! :( Gosh, you have been busy, planting all those bulbs. I love those Alliums in the first picture. Such a gorgeous colour. What a show you will have next Spring. Wonderful! I love that candle holder - it's really pretty and unusual.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love everything Irish. I found your blog at Fisherman's Cottage. Lovely photos.

Giga said...

Ale się napracowałaś. Tyle cebule wsadzić. Mnie w sobotę z ogródka przegonił deszcz, a mam tyle jeszcze do zrobienia. Śliczne zdjęcie i z przyjemnością popatrzyłam na świecę paląca się w świeczniku. Pozdrawiam

andrea said...

Thanks for the reminder! I need to get out and get some bulbs as well. Hope your spring is bright! andrea@townandprairie

Riet said...

Oh how I love your photo'S of the springflowers and your fall bouquet. Love the colors. Sorry about the rugby loss. That can happen. Have a nice week

Riet said...

Oh how I love your photo'S of the springflowers and your fall bouquet. Love the colors. Sorry about the rugby loss. That can happen. Have a nice week

In My Wild Eden said...

Love your pictures. LOVE the autumn flowers (and the tomatoes0! Glad you had a nice day to work outside. Hope the sunshine continues for a while!

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Town and Prairie.' Your blog is so sweet and charming, and I loved the Fall flowers. They are so bright and remind me of Fall - my favorite season. As I was scrolling down, I noticed the pink roses....beautiful. Me and my daughters started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would really enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful ideas. Your name reminds me of my favorite blog that I used to visit every day, 'Daisy Cottage.' Your blog is so cheerful, and I am leaving here today with a smile. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Country Mouse Studio said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and joining and for the kind words. I found yours through someone else and was immediately charmed by the beauty and cheerfulness. I'm looking forward getting to know you :O)

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

My goodness 200 bulbs. It's going to be fantastic in Spring. Lovely photos.

justclickyourheels 123 said...

200 bulbs!!! wow! I'm looking forward to seeing your garden in bloom!

Leontien said...

Oh my gosh your flowers look LOVELY!!! and 200 bulbs!!! that wouldn't even fit in my garden if i put them on top of each other ;-)

I am sure they will do their magic!

Leontien

flowers on my table said...

Well done you, getting all those bulbs in. I really want to get some Allium for next year. Your flowers are lovely and your tomatoes look scrumptious! Shame about the Rugby! Have a lovely week, love Linda x

Ellen said...

The flowers are so lovely. I love flowers and wish that I could grow some but this thumb here is not the much sought after 'green thumb'. So I buy flowers instead from the market. Always brings to life my tiny living room with its gorgeous presence. :-)

You have a lovely blog.
Blessings to you and your family.

geetlee said...

love the beautiful flowers.
have a great week :)

Sush said...

And here I was thinking I had overdone things with my measly 90 bulbs for Spring. I'm so looking forward to seeing your blooms!
Hugs my friend, have a lovely week!

millefeuilles said...

Your flowers are amazing! The power of spring! I adore all seasons but have realised as life moves forward for me that spring holds possibly the most magic.

Wonderful post.

♥●• İzdiher •●♥ said...

First of all ,THANKS A BILLION for visiting my blog ,Fiona.Its mean a lot t me.

I am pretty obsess with flowers ,and your blog is a treat for me.I would love to be your follower .You are so lucky to have such a place of your own.


Take care.

Love you so much.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the purple and white tulip! sandie

flowers on my table said...

Hi Fiona, thanks for popping in before work, I like that! What a shame you dropped your wreath with the pots, hope it can be revamped? I've decided to ignore the weather, as it's not going to plan. Have a great week, love Linda x

My Little Home and Garden said...

Fiona, 200 bulbs? That is going to be absolutely glorious come spring! You'll have to take loads of pictures; I think it may be my favourite season.
-Karen

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Hi Fiona :)

I know I'm a tad bit late on reading this post, but I just had to say that I was smiling while I was reading...the photos and the little surprises of colored font just made me happy.

:)
Hope you're having a wonderful week.

jabblog said...

I need to get out into our garden and tidy it up. I hope all your flowers bloom prettily for you in the spring - you have a lovely selection:-)

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