Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Fragrant Bouquet


The weather today was quite a mix; it began with a hot sunny morning and a warm blustery wind which persisted throughout the day, well into the afternoon. While I was watering my plants the warm air was scented with the beautiful citrus aroma of the oils from the leaves of the lemon-scented tea tree. It was delightful, so I decided to pick a little bouquet of flowers. I always like having fresh flowers in the house, especially on my kitchen window sill.
So in this small bouquet you will find a mix of spicy yellow and French vanilla marigolds, their scent is divine. The sweet scent of miniature pansies, lemon-scented tea tree and in the small vase the blossoms and leaves of the Lemon Scented Myrtle, a delicious mix. This afternoon the sky became overcast with clouds and a darkening sky, so thankfully now it is much cooler and hopefully it will be cooler tomorrow, perhaps some rain.

Lemon-scented tea tree "Leptospermum Petersonii"


A partially opened flower spike of Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream', with a grey fluffy feather left by a nectar- feeding bird.

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50 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely pictures and write up! Enjoy the weather swings, Dianne!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what great write and pictures, dianne!!

keep up the beautiful work!

have a lovely day!

un abrazo.
betty

dianne said...

Thank you dear Rahul , yes, I shall try to enjoy this unpredictable weather whichever way it swings! :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Betty for your kind words, I am so pleased that you enjoyed this post.

Have a lovely day too!

un abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

puerileuwaite said...

There is a local tavern that tries to be "upscale" by serving "fancy drinks" like the ones in your first picture. It's a convenient way for me to get my daily serving of veggies.

dianne said...

Thanks and lovely to see you Pugsly my sweet. I have not been to a tavern in many years but some of the more 'trendy' cafe's serve fancy drinks which look more like a garden than a beverigde but they taste great.
You must make sure you get your daily serve of veggies and fibre my sweet. :)
xoxoxo ♡

Joop Zand said...

Lovely flowers from your garden, i can almost smell them.....i love flowers .....specially roses.

warm greetings and a hug, Joop

chickory said...

beautiful writing - i felt i could detect the fragrance your descriptions were so good. I will be looking for french vanilla marigolds -much more lovely than our super yellows and orange ones. and you have tea tree too? I think that last shot with evidence of a visitor is divine and the flower itself is so exotic. I love your poetry and the art you post - but glimpses into your home and yard are among my favorites. have you ever posted the kitchen window? Id like that sometime. Lovely Dianne. xo

JUAN FUENTES said...

Tus fotografias de flores alegran la vista, los pensamientos van dirigidos hacia la proxima primavera.
Tus comentários a mi foto parace parece una poesia.
Abrazos

Françoise said...

Quelques fleurs coupées , une petite odeur qui nous met de bonne humeur et voilà une belle journée qui commence .
Bonne et belle journée Dianne.

/t. said...

dianne,

love your bouquet -- beauty!

and ditto what chickory said -- glimpses into your home and garden

have a great summer!

× × ×

/t.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

there is something special about the smell of a garden, recently watered.

Lee said...

My mum picks little bouquets when she is in the garden - calls them Tussie-Mussies.

Kathleen Scott said...

How lovely! Delightful to see your summer during our winter.

foam said...

Perfect post to read today! It's icky and rainy and cold and yucky outside. .. And icky, oh I already said that.
I could almost feel the warmth and smell your lovely flowers.

~*Princesa Fiona*~ said...

Hi Dianne!

You always share the most beautiful pictures of flowers from your garden and teach me something new each time :-)

The variety of yellow hues in your bouquet by the window is divine! I love the scent of French vanilla! Makes me want to drink them he he.

Hope you get the rain you need and as little heat as possible :D
Love, Fiona ♥

Enrique G.A. said...

Excellent .. there is nothing like the fragrance of good flowers.
Greetings .-

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop , for your lovely words, yes I love roses too.
Warm greeings to you and a hug, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

Giga said...

Zazdroszczę bukieciku i zapachów. Ja na swój ogrodowy bukiet jeszcze sporo będę musiała poczekać :-(. Piękna jest ostatnia roślina. Pozdrawiam.

I envy bukieciku and odors. I am in your garden bouquet still a lot I will have to wait :-(. Beautiful is the last plant. Yours.

dianne said...

Thank you dearest chickory for your kind and encouraging comment.
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this post, I am so tired of sad poems so this is nice for a change.
The French Vanilla marigolds don't have a vanilla fragrance but still they are lovely, their name has more to do with their creamy colour, though mine look more like a pale yellow in this photo.
I was so excited to see that grey feather left behind as the birds are there often drinking the sweet nectar from the flowers.
I did post a photo of my kitchen window some time back but I will eneavour to create more posts like this one.
Thanks sweet girl.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias amigo Juan , me alegro de que haya disfrutado de mis flores y que le dieron los pensamientos de la primavera. Mis comentarios en tu blog son poéticas? Una cosa tan hermosa que me dicen, gracias ..
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Françoise , yes flowers and their fragrance are always beautiful and uplifting.
I wish you a good and beautiful day too!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t. for your lovely words and I will try to post more photos of home and my garden like chickory has suggested.
Yesterday, Thursday was a perfect Summer's day, a blue sky, the sun was shining and a cooling gentle breeze; I wish there were more days like that.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo , yes the garden takes on a lovely fragrance when just watered or after some rain.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lee , that is so nice for your Mum to pick little Tussie-Mussies. I love picking small bouquets myself, for myself and for friends to brighten their day.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Kathleen , I am happy that my Summer flowers have delighted you on a Winter day.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest Foamy for your lovely words. I am happy that my flowers and post brightened your yucky day.
Yesterday, Thursday was perfect here, a clear blue sky, sunshine and a gentle cooling breeze, so much better than Wednesday, it was far too hot.
I'm sorry that your weather is icky, rainy and cold, try and keep warm and dry little sweet pea. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Fiona for your lovely words. I am always picking little bouquets from my garden, it is so nice to bring some colourful and fragrant flowers into the house.
I love the flavour of French Vanilla also but these marigolds don't have a vanilla fragrance, but still their scent is lovely; the name has more to do with their creamy colour, though in this photo mine look like a pale yellow. The colours do all look beautiful mixed in together and the fragrance is divine.
The weather was much cooler yesterday, no sign of rain yet but soon I hope, thank you.
Love, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Enrique for your kind words, yes I agree, the fragrance of good flowers is refreshing and delightful.
Greetings.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dear Giga , thank you for your kind words, yes the last plant, the grevillea is beautiful, especially when the shrub is covered in flowers. Many birds and bees come for the nectar and pollen.
Greetings
xoxoxo ♡

Drodzy Giga , dziękuję za miłe słowa, tak ostatnie roślin, Grevillea jest piękne, zwłaszcza, gdy krzew jest pokryty kwiatami. Wiele ptaków i pszczół są dla nektaru i pyłku.
pozdrowienia
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.A veces éste mal fotografo acierta en alguna elucubración.
Un fuerte abrazo

Shweta Tiwari said...

You have such a beautiful garden Dianne, Definitely it takes a lot of hard work to maintain one like yours.
You have given such a beautiful description.

I wish I could maintain one like yours..

Love
Shweta

Leovi said...

These flowers give off a wonderful light, beautiful photos with your delightful description in addition to beauty have filled my room smells delicious. Besos.

Art said...

A really beautiful pictures. I like this composition with lovely flowers, very creative!

You're a good writer!
Greeting.

Art said...

Stunning work! The colors and lighting are exquisite!

dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, usted es un gran fotógrafo y me gusta la variedad de temas que usted elija.
Un fuerte abrazo.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Shweta for your lovely comment...only parts of my garden are beautiful, some of it is overgrown with weeds as I simply don't have the time or the energy to maintain it as I should.

Love, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear friend Leovi for your lovely words, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the flowers and my description.
They look so bright sitting on my window sill in that light and the fragrance is spicy and delicious.
Besos.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Art for both comments you have left here for me, you are very kind.
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the flowers and my writing, I wanted to try to decribe the lovely fragrance.
xoxoxo ♡

Ricardo Miñana said...

Hi Dianne, is beautiful to read your excellent pass letters.
happy weekend.
a hug.

Magia da Inês said...

º°❤ Imagens deliciosas.. . só falta sentir o perfume das flores.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
°º✿
º° ✿ ✿⊱╮

dianne said...

Thank you dear Ricardo for your kind words; a happy weekend to you too.
a hug.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Caro Inês, obrigado, eu queria que você podia sentir o cheiro das flores o perfume é delicioso.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijos
xoxoxo ♡

Senna said...

Beautiful impressions and photographs as contrast to the dark winter (at us) outside. Best regards Senna

dianne said...

Thank you dear Senna for your kind words.
I am happy to bring some colour and sunshine into your Winter days.
xoxoxo ♡

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

have a lovely weekend!

beijinhos!

dianne said...

Thank you Betty dear, you have a lovely weekend too!
Beijos
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Esta vez la fantasia de tu amigo,intento hacer una gruta con su diosa,para deleite de sus creyentes,si te gustó mi fantasias acepté en mis elucubraciones.
Un fuerte abrazo

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.La guitarra nos dá alegria al escuchar sus melodias,
al verla en un rastrillo creí sentir mucho silencio a mi alrrededor.
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Amigo Juan, por lo que esta es la diosa y su gruta especial, que es precioso.
Sí, la guitarra nos trae muchas melodías, soul y algunos otros de la alegría, todos los beautfiful a nuestros corazones.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡