Friday, May 29, 2009

Three little things

Its time for a little celebration!...............
First to welcome Summer. She has been just waiting behind the door and the door is almost fully open now. Look, I can see her embroidered flowery gown and smell her scent of honeysuckle and roses..

Summers flowers are everywhere you turn at the moment. We have lots of beautiful borage that bees love...



Blue Aquilega's or as I call them.... Granny bonnets!.......


This rich red scabious in tight bud will soon be visited by a variety of insects, I hope.



The second thing to celebrate is the hatching of our hens eggs. Three so far, but there are more to come! The biggest was born 9 days ago now and the smallest 2 days ago. The other one in between. They are such sweeties and already have their own personalities!

The third thing I want to celebrate is the recent reaching of a 100 followers! Its wonderful to know that people are interested and following. Well, I see that now its reached 105 so that definitely calls for a giveaway to show my appreciation ;)


So, leave me a comment, just a hello if you like and I'll put your name in the hat for a goody bag prize. I'm not sure what it will be yet, some things with my art work on though. Also, I have two owl pellets left. If anyone is interested in dissecting these (UK only for owl pellets) let me know and I'll put your name in a hat for these too. I'll draw the name/names next Friday.
Have a lovely sunny weekend! x

28 comments:

  1. Oh I do love goodie bags ;)

    your spring photos are just beautiful, are these all near your home? What a magical place!

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  2. I'm definitely not interested in the owl pellets, but we did dissect them in my 7th grade science class. I put a mouse skeleton together with the bones from the pellet...gross, but I got an A :)

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  3. ooooooh, how sweet, a giveaway - thank you for the opportunity! I'm writing to you from a tiny island in America, so I cannot even dream of receiving an owl pellet...but owls are my totem and I love how you depict them so delightfully...

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  4. Such pretty photographs. I love the baby chickens! Yes, Summer is almost here!!

    Have a lovely weekend!!

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  5. I love the little chicks! And I would love to dissect an owl pellet, but I guess I'll have to find some here in the US. I would love to win a goody bag of your beautiful art!

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  6. Congrats on your adoring following. I'm awaiting our borage coming to bloom (I use the flowers in everything from salad to soup garnish to drying them for tea). My columbine (magenta and pink) has just begun to bloom.

    And congrats on the baby chicks! That is most exciting! How big will your flock be?

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  7. Love the photos the chicks are so cute. I'd be interested in owl pellets, which isn't a sentence you can say everyday!

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  8. What lovely flower photos and your chicks are so appealing. It's good to have summer back with us again.

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  9. Borage! that is one of those flowers I know, but can never remember the name of when I see it, apart from it being a 'bee' flower.

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  10. Hi Karen, i would love to be included in your giveaway, how wonderful to have over a 100 followers. Glad to have stopped by, have a great weekend :-)

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  11. I've been wanting to get some Borage, I love it. Didn't see any at our garden centre last time. Cripes, I had a hard time finding their last pot of chives!! :)

    Loving our Summer this year, feel so much nicer already!:)

    Congrats on the followers too :)

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  12. Superbes ! I love your photos :)

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  13. I have recently discovered your blog. I love your art work and the music you have on your blog is so nice to listen to

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  14. I've been watching your blog through the RSS feed for awhile. You post so many beautiful things! I tend to lurk more than comment most places though. :/

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  15. Your 'Granny Bonnets' are adorable. Great angle for photographing them.

    I also love the shot of the borage. I am tempted to learn more about this plant now! :)

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  16. Karen- congratulations on 100plus followers, thast fab, and well deserved!

    the chicks are wonderful, my new chicklets are 10 weeks old now and such personalities!
    plewase enyter me in your draw, I would love to give a home to a small piece of your artwork from a goodybag, its soo beautiful

    blessings to you this beautiful summers day

    leanne x

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  17. Fabulous pictures of the plants and chicks, please count me in:)

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  18. The blue borage photo is gorgeous Karen!
    and I would love to be included in your giveaway - I know how wonderful your work is :)

    and congrats on so many followers!

    lovely to see the new feathered additions to your family, and please also enter me in your draw for an owl pellet, they are always so fascinating to dissect!
    thank you, Annette

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  19. look at your little feathered babies!! oh so cute, i love it!!

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  20. I have never seen grandmas bnets in blue...we have very very dark damson double headed ones...fancy a seed swap...your rose is lovely I have just killed mine and I feel terrible..I moved it because for the lst three years it hasnt done anything...now its all droopy and miserable ....any advice?

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  21. Cat(darklingwoods)
    Yes, the photos are all in the garden.

    Cocoa and blankets...
    We have those dark beautiful damson coloured ones too. The blue ones are more a blue/pale violet colour. I will try and save some seeds, but I'm not sure if the colours come true from seed, maybe only a cutting? Its worth a try tho.
    The rose is a small variety that was here already and seems to pop up everywhere. I can give you a runner in the Autumn if you like? Please remind me tho :)

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  22. Yay for summer.
    Yay for chicks.
    Yay for giveawy.

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  23. Well done on over 100 followers and I adore the little chicks :)

    Kim s

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  24. Such a pretty blog! And your art is magical...has that dreamy quality that I love so much :) Glad I found you!

    And the chicks are adorable!!!

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  25. Oh! Am I too late for the arty giveaway? Trying to catch up!x

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  26. Please enter me for the giveaway. I love your artwork and your truly inspiring blog. How wonderful to hatch your own little chicks!

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  27. I would truly love a small piece of your art work. Your art and your selected music transports me to another world! I listened in my studio last night with the sound of the birds night song drifting in my window, and I felt for a moment as if I was in a fairy land.

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  28. Don't worry, I know I'm too late for the prize draw ;-)
    Just wanted to say I love the chicks, I want some of my own! Saw ducklings hatching at the weekend and it is an amazing process.

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