Header pic

Header pic

Friday, 15 April 2011

A bit of colour to end the week....

I have popped out in our garden to add a bit of colour to my blog and brighten a rather gloomy day.




We seem to have everything from this beautiful white of this shrub through to...








...the delicate blues of the Forget me nots.







The brightest yellows of the Mahonia and......











....the delicate yellow of miniature daffodils.









The orangy yellow of the Kerria japonica now in full bloom.







This is the tree that gave me so much inspiration last year.  I'm thrilled to say it is already starting to come into bloom....




Here is just one of the beautiful early blooms on the crab apple tree above.





Here is the picture that I made this time last year using this inspiration.


Isn't it lovely to be able to use the inspiration that is all around us to produce works of art.  :-)

7 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely photos of your flowers. My mum always refered to the Kerria Japonica and "Billy Buttons" no idea why but it has always stuck with me!
Julie xxxxxxx

Twiglet said...

Fab photos - you have captured the colour of the crab apple perfectly in your dumfed picture.

Karen said...

Fab photos, such a lovely selection of colours and flowers. Love the dumfed picture, its beautiful.

JoZart said...

How lovely to see your photos and the results of the inspiration is great.
Jo xxx

Di said...

Fantastic photos Annie - and the dumfed picture is perfect...almost. I have the perfect one right beside me here, the poppy one you so kindly sent me in the Pay It Forward frolics :) Di x

bad penny said...

Truly inspirational. The blossoms have been so pretty recently and I love watching the flowering shrubs burst into colour.

bad penny said...

Hi again... thanks for your herb tip. I haven't used rosemary with fish as we tend to use thyme...
(Jess makes a lovely salmon dish with thyme, black pepper & cooking the potatoes & onion in layers in a fish stock. shall try but I love rosemary for lamb chicken & roasted mediterranean veg !