Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Spring is in the air

Hi Everyone,I have had a busy few days so just sharing a few more photo's of my garden with you all.

Spring is in the air.
Australian Wattle tree on side of road heavy with flower that the branches are resting on the ground
Close up

Sunset on a winters night

Cocky's settling in for the night, just over my back fence
My first White Jonquil
8 heads on my Double white Jonquil

Birds have been nesting in my weeping rose above my Bird of Paradise
1 of my Azealia's

1st flowers on my young Daphne

To end with A few wise old saying's
Fact is stranger than fiction. - Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865)
Failure is a teacher; a harsh one, but the best. - Thomas J. Watson Sr. (1874-1956)
Failure is the path of least persistence. - unknown

Fair words never hurt the tongue. - George Chapman (c.1559-1634)
Faith is the ability to not panic. - unknown
Falling is easier than rising. - Irish (on fame)
False friends leave you in times of trouble. - Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Familiarity breeds contempt. - Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Friendship increases by visiting friends but visiting seldom. - Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Friendship is one mind in two bodies. - Mencius (c.371-289)



Blogger Pamela said...

fall is in the air here.
cooler nights.
I didn't see any hummingbirds tonight at my feeders. Perhaps this group has headed south (Texas, Mexico, Central America)

Some color in the leaves - and a few have begun to fall.

Love that yellow tree. Reminds me our famous spring bloomer here: Forsythia

Also... pussy willow. Do you have pussy willow???

August 23, 2007 3:59 pm  
Blogger RUTH said...

Wonderful signs of Spring. Your Azealia is beautiful. Does you Daphne have a glorious scent? We are having some more terrible Summer Days here in the South of England. I've not seen a glimpse of sun for 3 days. Still at least I haven't had to worry about watering the garden!

August 23, 2007 5:01 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I love daphne and we can't grow it here, it's too hot. But it grows well in New Zealand and I think every garden has a bush of it. The closest we can come to anything with a lovely fragrance is the orange jessamine and frangipani.

August 23, 2007 5:22 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

We don't have Spring here but I love those signs of an anticipated season.

Thanks for sharing these nice sayings and lovely photos.

August 23, 2007 7:08 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~ Love the photos from your garden and the lovely wattle. The
close-up is just beautiful -- and
maybe spriing is on the way. The days have been warmer. Love your daphne
and all the pics. I liked the sayings also, esp. Ben Franklins idea
of friendship - visit, but seldom!!
Glad you enjoyed the Natural Highs.
Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

August 23, 2007 7:45 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

You have some lovely spots of colour in your garden, Jeanette. There's nothing quite like the blaze of golden wattle for telling you that Spring is on your doorstep. The perfume of jonquils and daphne are delightful too.

Glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane to the cowshed and the cows.

August 23, 2007 8:52 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

You have lovely flowers in your garden ! So now spring is coming for you and here the summer ends although this year it was almost winter all the time we only had a few days with real summer heat, but a lot of rain. You said you have nice neighbours, I too fortunately with some we live together for 30 years and they are all very nice.

August 23, 2007 10:21 pm  
Blogger Renae said...

Thank you for your lovely comment of sympathy on the loss of my friend. It was much appreciated. From my heart to yours....thank you.

August 24, 2007 3:55 am  

I love your garden. The flowers are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the picutres. Have a happy day. connie from Texas

August 24, 2007 4:58 am  
Blogger Alice said...

Jeanette, a stick of butter here is 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons or 4 ounces. You know, I never considered that a stick isn't just a stick around the world. Thank you for telling me. And I only learned of wattle last week! This seems perfect reason to convince my husband we need to travel more.

Your garden is lovely. The double jonquil takes my breath away.

August 24, 2007 6:25 am  
Blogger Val said...

There's nothing like the golden wattle flowers to announce spring in a big way!

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. - Mencius (c.371-289)
I like this one!

August 24, 2007 12:30 pm  
Blogger Helen said...

Isn't wattle glorious at the moment? Hurstbridge has its annual Wattle Festival this weekend. Ray and his garden group are usually involved with displays of different varieties of wattle, and give the Australian Plants Society a plug as well!
I was just grumbling about the young lass next door parking on our nature strip since a tree blew over and had to be removed. Her own is full of great hollows from her tyres and I don't want that to happen to ours. However. we are having rocks delivered in the next few weeks to do a bit of landscaping. I doubt even we will be able to park down there then!
Enjoy the great weather.

August 24, 2007 5:11 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi again Jan ~~ Thanks for your comments as well as all the things you have sent recently. Glad you
enjoyed the Faith, Hope and Love thing, as well as Alf-you don't moan
It is beaut to have such nice days
and hope we don't go back to colder ones. Take care, Love, Merle.

August 24, 2007 6:18 pm  
Blogger Mississippi Songbird said...

What a beautiful garden. Thank you for sharing the photos and the quotes..
Have a great weekend..

August 25, 2007 2:53 am  
Blogger UKBob said...

Hi Jeanette, I love that wattle tree and the white jonquil, they are all lovely pics. Bob.

August 25, 2007 6:37 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Loved seeing the flowers and plants- also the sunset!

...something for you at my place.


August 25, 2007 11:07 am  
Blogger Kerri said...

Hi Jeanette, I'm so late to wish you a happy birthday, but better late than never I guess. I hope you had a very happy day. Sounds like you had a great time with your family...lovely pics...and I sure could go for some garlic prawns..yum!
It's so wonderful seeing the beautiful wattle trees, and all your lovely flowers. I especially love the white mum used to grow them. I've never seen a double one before. It's gorgeous.
I'm imagining the scent...and the dapne too. Lovely!

August 26, 2007 4:33 am  
Anonymous Allotment Lady said...

Belated happy birthday - and fantastic spring flowers - and what a gorgeous garden you have - wonderful.

Had a lovely sunny day here too so been out and about.

August 28, 2007 3:25 am  
Blogger wazza said...

Gidday Jeanette,

Thanks for dropping by my blog and seeing the "Drop Bear" video.
Loved the photo of the cocky in the tree. Great looking birds but when a flocks of these get together the racket they make can be a bit off putting.

August 28, 2007 8:33 pm  

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