Sunday, June 24, 2012

Garden today - a warm welcome to our Australian family

 
 
 
 
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18 comments:

Pat said...

PAT:

The pigeon regards this as his love arbour but his girlfriend has stood him up.

The plant has appeared out of nowhere. It is about 4' high and I have no idea what it is.

Sharon Longworth said...

It all looks gorgeous - and I hope the Australian family visitors have a smashing time.

Vagabonde said...

All my best wishes to Chapel Cleeve and your friend – I hope everything will turn out. That door-window open to the garden looks so inviting. I am sure your Australian family will have a great time. Thanks a million for making me an honorary Brit – I’ll cherish that.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Such Beautiful pictures, Pat..Your Garden looks so inviting---and I see that a Pidgeon, or is it a Quaill, areees with me.....! Would so love to see it 'in person', my dear Pat..

Thank you Soooo Very Much for the sweet Birthday Card....You always remember...!

john.g. said...

Lovely, Mum2!

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Pigeon?! I thought it was a pheasant! And I wasn't sure if it was real or ornamental. No zoologist, I.

Mage said...

Just magic stuff to offer your guests.

Pat said...

Sharon: if only the weather would stay like this.

Vagabonde: my pleasure:)

Naomi: I don't trust the post so I'm sfraid it is always early. I hope it is a lovely birthday -you deserve it:)

UB: it is a real pigeon - nature boy:)

Mage: they deserve it. We have had wonderful holidays and Christmases with them.

debra said...

So beautiful, Pat!

Pat said...

Debra: thank you.
BTW the cutoms have amended their silly mistake and the beautiful mugs are much appreciated.

LL Cool Joe said...

The weather may not be warm but your welcome sure is! Beautiful shots. I thought is was a Dove at first. :D I hope your guests have a lovely time. :)

Ponita in Real Life said...

Your garden is gorgeous Pat! I love the double door also... what a lovely photo. I've seen that flower before (here in Canada) but not being a gardener of any sort I have no idea what it is. It's pretty though.

Pat said...

Joey : it's all going swimmingly and the weather is holding out.

Eryl said...

Gorgeous, and I've always wanted a door that opens like that! Welcome to the Australians I'm sure they'll have a marvellous time with you.

Pat said...

Ponita and Eryl: the trouble is with that doubledoor it is kept closed most of the time as callers come the back way through the garage, back porch and kitchen - unless it's her Maj.
Consequently when I do open it it is usually covered in snails and I have to get MTL to deal with them.
Once it is clean and snail free it is lovely and I'm always expecting some gorgeous horse to stick his head in.

angryparsnip said...

I adore the photos today.
The view outside your double door is lovely.
I have a double front door but with the critters that want to get in my home and I try to keep out...the top is always closed.
I use it when the service/repair men come or I have to sign for a package.
It keeps The Boys inside so they aren't a bother sniffing everyone or begging for attention.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Parsnip: I hope you sre feeling better. I synpathise with keeping the critters out. They are always more scary indoors - even snails.
This is a bit of a back-to-front house so everybody comes to the garage door.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

what an incredibly beautiful welcoming garden for one and all - hope you had a fabulous time with your australian fam!