Thursday, March 3, 2011

More Spring Friday Flowers

Friday, at last... and this weekend, I really am going to paint. I'm avidly watching the weather forecast, hoping for sunny skies so I can get out in the garden and paint the cabinets. I will hold my resolve and not be tempted by the bike path, beach walks, gardening, or any other Spring-like activities.

Although I speak of Spring as though it were warm outside, in fact it was pretty bracing today... Outside, the sun was shining, but I was not about to be fooled (again), so I dipped my toe outside before choosing my daily attire... and, good job, too. Otherwise, I'd have been swanning around in a Spring coat when my heavy Duffle was called for...

Anyhoo, sat at my desk, how could Spring not be on my mind with these lovely violas to remind me, so cute and dainty... and these are the best flowers, as, when they've finished flowering, I'll simply pop them in the garden to enjoy next year! I love a flower which just keeps on giving!

This week, I'd like to dedicate my Friday Flower to  Steph, who writes the blog Curlew Country. I stumbled upon her blog a few weeks back and was instantly hooked. When reading it, I feel I have an insight into her beautiful life, and, for some reason, I've decided that she's like the Felicity Kendal character in the TV show, 'The Good Life' (anyone not from the UK around the 70's will have no idea what I'm talking about... to you, I apologise), in that her blog echoes the simple life that we all would love to attain.. oh, and the fact that Felicity Kendal is just gorgeous!

Anyways, on that note I will leave you all and wish you a fantastic weekend... I'll report back on the kitchen progress next week!

Take care.

If you would like to join in with Friday Flower this week, simply use the linky widget below to link to your flower inspired blog (it doesn't have to be recent)... share the flower love!


  1. Those flowers are so perfect they don't even look real. Just lovely. I too love flowers that come back yearly or re-seed. Unless they are invasive of course. I am going to join up with Friday Flower right now.

  2. We are still buried in snow here. Thanks for the springtime beauties! I am wondering what is growing under the snow here in our new home. Looking forward to spring discoveries!

  3. I had no idea Violas comes back next year?! I must plant some, when ice leaves the soil...
    Love your post and the "almost-soon-spring" feeling!
    Will take a look at the blog you recommend.

    Have a lovely weekend and good luck with the painting!

  4. I love your happy violets :) So spring! Checked out Miss Steph's blog and added her to my sidebar. A lovely addition :) Have a great weekend, sweetie! Good luck on tackling those cabinets.

  5. These photos are just divine, Laura. Thanks for brightening my cold autumnal day. J x

  6. Violas are so pretty aren't they? Lovely 'faces' ! Yes, Curlew Country is a great blog. Good luck with your cupboard painting! Enjoy the weekend, Abby x

  7. Love your pictures, your desk looks so pretty with your bits and pieces on it. Hope the weather is warm and sunny over the weekend for you, can't wait to see the cupboards!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  8. cute pots hon...
    love the flowers...happy days!
    i'm going to visit this modern day felicity kendall now with another pot!
    aren't we both hysterical...i tried for my very gorgeous, very cool pale dusty pink spring coat yesterday....
    WHAT a joke that was!!!
    have a wonderful weekend...
    hope you get all that needs paint splattering done...
    with a bike ride thrown in for good measure...
    melissa xx

  9. Beautiful flowers, happy carnaval! Feliz fin de semana et hello from spain.

  10. Despite the gloom,
    I'm breaking out my
    lighter wool dress
    coat when I step out
    for errands in a few
    minutes and then the
    school run. I've got
    a felt flower pinned
    to the lapel and I'm
    ready for spring....
    Now, if it were just
    ready for US!! LOVE
    your violas and they
    are on my weekend list.
    I have a very similar
    wire basket and now you've
    inspired me ~ thank you!
    Happy Friday,
    xx Suzanne

  11. I love violas! My grandmother's name was Violet. I'm just getting over here at 5 p.m. on Friday because my electricity has been out all day long! Your photos are so lovely. I always forget to dedicate my flowers. So I dedicate them here to you, our wonderful Friday hostess.

  12. Love your photo's and your blog! The violas look like pansies or johnny~jump~ups too. I love white daisies and lily~of~the~valley! But really who can resist any flower! Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words!

  13. Those flowers are lovely! Thanks for the well wishes on my last post, I'm working on the rest :) x

  14. I'm eternally optimistic when it comes to sunny days. I went out the other day without a coat on...and froze! I think my mistake is to see the sun outside but feel the central heating inside and assume that's the outside temperature.

    You'd think I'd have learnt by now...but no!!!

    I love your violas. So pretty!



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