Saturday, April 17, 2010

An Award from my Friend Little Lamb

Thank you for thinking of me Little Lamb and giving me this award!

In order for me to accept this award, I have to tell five things about myself and pick other bloggers to give this award to . . . I can think of many other bloggers to whom I would like to give this award but it seems they have received it already . . . but if anyone else would like to accept this, then please do, you are most welcome.

1. I love the changing colours, the textures, the fragrances that each new season brings us ... there is always something of beauty to see in the natural world or the garden. Each new season is a wonder in itself whether it is the freshness in the air, its soft rain and new growth of Spring, the warm, balmy days and nights of Summer with its colourful flowers and heady scents, the cool winds and warm colours of Autumn/Fall, with its lovely carpet of golden, hued leaves upon the ground and the frosty mornings and cold days and nights of Winter, with her magnificent sunsets.

2. I love spending time in my garden and derive a great deal of pleasure from tending my plants and watching them grow from small seeds and seedlings into their full potential of beauty as mature plants and trees and especially when I find a new plant emerging from the soil, something that has been brought to me, a gift from my little bird friends.

3. I love to visit art galleries and look at the beautiful subjects, rich colours and textures of the paintings and drawings that artists have created from their imagination and their great talents ...
I love most subjects that are painted but I think my favourites would be those of landscapes or nature.

4. I love visiting the library or book stores and sitting there with a whole lot of reference books on art and looking at the beautiful colour plates, Architecture and the wonders of many great houses and gardens throughout the centuries, History, especially English, Travel books and looking at photos of exotic locations and places I would like to visit and Botany books with their beautiful illustrations of plants and their structure.

5. I like to go for a drive in my car and discover new places, follow the road to where it takes me; in the past I have found some very beautiful places, such as beaches and lighthouses, old houses and their beautiful gardens, antique shops and galleries in quaint little townships, cafes and friendly people, beautiful landscapes, parks and trees, which I love to explore and admire.

There are some great old sandstone and convict made sandstock brick houses in the inner suburbs of Sydney to explore, I just like to wander around the streets looking at these lovely old terraced houses with their cast iron lace, verandah railings and decorative sandstone facades. These houses are owned by all kinds of people, some wealthy some not. Then you have some of the more historic buildings such as Government House, Vaucluse House, the Powerhouse Museum, the National Maritime Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales , Hyde Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and further afield Old Government House at Parramatta ... plus so much more to take in and enjoy. . . these are places I love to visit and explore . . . ♥


foam said...

and you know,
that is why your blog is a reflection of what you love and who you are..
i love visiting here.

Little Lamb said...

I like to drive, too.

dianne said...

Thank you Foamy dear friend, that is a small representation of who I am and the things that I love and inspire me and I always love to have you visit me here.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lil Lamb for
this award, it prompted me to think of the many things that I love and enjoy doing ... yes I like driving my car, it allows me the freedom to explore new places. xoxoxo ♡

HLiza said...

I have no patience with gardening stuffs but I do like other things you mentioned..the art exhibitions, street exploring and historical buildings. How we're unfortunate to not have the four seasons you mentioned..

dianne said...

Thanks dear HLiza
I find that gardening relaxes me, being outside in the fresh air amongst all of those shades of green and leaf shapes, not to mention the flowers when they are blooming,it gives me a quiet feeling of satisfaction.
Yes art exhibitions are enjoyable and I love street exploring and finding historical buildings and gardens.
I guess your seasons aren't so well defined, it is a tropical climate no doubt,I'm thinking of all of those exotic plants you can grow.
Our seasons aren't dramatically different, not like those of our friends in the Northern Hemisphere. xoxoxo ♡

Shweta Tiwari said...

I dont have a garden ..but I love working in the kitchen garden at my home :)..
You seem a voracious reader and a art lover, well this is reflected in your posts.
you are definitely going to go places :)

take care

The Phosgene Kid said...

I love tossing my garbage over my neighbor's wall...

Percy Bisque Silley said...

I like to love.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Shweta
yes I am going places but unfortunately I still have not been where I want to go.

Yes I read but not as much as I should and yes I am fond of art.

Kitchen gardens are wonderful, all of those fresh vegetables and herbs, I don't have a vegetable garden here, I did at my previous house.

Lovely to hear from you again
take care
love Dianne xoxo ♡

dianne said...

Phossy dear, somehow I find that very hard to believe, I don't think you would do such a thing. :) xoxo ♡

dianne said...

Sir Percy , dear friend,
I like to love too and to be loved in return but so far that kind of completeness and happiness has eluded me. xoxoxo ♡

Kathleen Scott said...

We like so many of the same things! Life is about exploring, isn't it?

dianne said...

Yes dear Kathleen
It seems we do like many of the same things and life can be one big adventure. :) xoxo ♡

puerileuwaite said...

Wow! I'm tired just from reading your list. I'd like to wander over to the couch for awhile and explore the underside of my eyelids.


Craftsman of light said...

The most wonderful thing about you is YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!!!!


dianne said...

Oh Puggles my sweet, was it that boring and exhausting to read through my interests?
Of course I dont have all of these adventures in one day, they are spread out over many months, some are from years back.
I didn't mean to put you to sleep, enjoy your nap.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Crafstman of Light , that is such a lovely thing to say to me, YOU ARE WONDERFUL yourself, I don't think I have ever read anything as beautiful as your prose and poetry.

xoxoxo ♡

Ruela said...


/t. said...

it's ok sometimes,
but most of the time
i'm not real thrilled with
gifts left by my little bird friends

× × ×


dianne said...

Thank you dear Ruela . :) xoxo ♡

dianne said...

I am very fortunate /t.
dear ...

The birds have brought me many pretty plants and a couple of very nice trees. :)

xoxoxo ♡

The Phosgene Kid said...

Birds bring me dinner -- tasty little morning dove!!

dianne said...

Phossy dear, you would not eat that sweet little dove who has made a nest in your cactus. xoxoxo ♡

chickory said...

i agree with your list one hundred percent. we would be very companionable on a holiday i bet. do you also like "junkin'?" thats low budget antiquing. grrrrherhahaha. i am very content in my garden too...and when the field at chickory is cut...oh it is so loverly. enjoyed this post very much.

dianne said...

Thanks dear chickory , yes I do believe we would be very good companions on a holiday. I just love 'junkin', most of my beloved bargain possessions have come from the shelves of antique shops, junk shops and I have found some really nice things at $2 shops and on 'sale' tables in department stores ... amazing what you can find.
Yes I am content in my small patch of garden amongst the calming shades of green ... I love visiting your garden at chickory it is always very loverly. xoxoxo ♡

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Leovi said...

Dianne, could aficionarte to photograph and show all these beautiful things that describe us well, although some of them we have been able to enjoy thanks to the links you post.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi I am pleased that you enjoyed the links to the photographs of some of the architecture and gardens in Sydney.

Saludos xoxoxo ♡