Sunday, 29 October 2017

A few days at home and a birthday party, one year old.

Nana and granddad from NZ are over for a few days to help the twins celebrate their first birthday so I went home for a few extra days,  good to catch up on sleep but a bit boring without the two little honeys.  They had a party in the park with cake and nibbles very good it was too not to much for ones so little and the weather was good too. I took my camera but didn't take any pictures to busy chatting to everyone.
So this morning I wandered out into the garden to get early morning snaps.




Flowers everywhere even up in the trees.


And on the paths




My baby mulberry tree is producing fruit this year time for a munch.
This morning tea area but the chairs lately are always full of flowers





My Bromns are flowering




And almost finished this painting.
The seagulls legs are a bit odd yet.
Legs are always a bit of a problem sometimes they are in the water.



35 comments:

  1. Love your garden. Such a colourful jungle. And am awed at your art.
    A year? How did that happen?

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  2. That year has gone very quick it's been fun too.
    Merle.........

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  3. Your garden is a total mess and I absolutely love it. I like the seagull painting.

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    1. I'm pleased with it too.
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  4. Hello Merle, Happy 1st Birthday to the twins. That year flew by. I love your garden, everything looks so pretty. Happy Sunday, enjoy you day and the new week ahead.

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    1. Fastest year I ever had.
      Merle........

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  5. Your gardens are wonderful, but now we need babies. One year. Hard to believe.

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  6. Hari OM
    yes, 'tis by kids and pets that we know the clock is too fast!!! Merle, you know I adore your painting and this latest one makes my heart fly... YAM xx

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    1. It would be great to be a bird.
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  7. Happy birthday to the twins! And Merle - how does your garden grow - with cockal shells, and remember the nursery rhyme, but with Mary....

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    1. Funny you should say that I always put my oyster shells in the garden.
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  8. Spring has sprung DownUnder your photos are gorgeous
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. Spring is alway welcome.
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  9. Merle, it is so nice to see your garden and the flowers in bloom. Cold weather here in Kentucky. Snow flurries! Happy Birthday to the twins!

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    1. Spring going into summer, lovely time of the year but we never have a white Christmas always a sunburnt one
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  10. I am so pleased you are finding time to paint- they are lovely...as are your gardens. It is wonderful to see everything so lush and rich looking. Everything is dying away here now.
    Have a great week. xo Diana

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    1. Not much time that's the first time I've picked up a paint brush in a year but next year I will have more time.
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  11. Flowers are always pretty.
    Like your paintings. Don't know when you have time to paint with you being busy with the twins and so on.

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    1. I had a few days off last week but back with the babies this week, a few changes they grow quickly so quickly.
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  12. One year old already!
    Early morning light is so different from midday or evening. Much softer. Your bougainvillea is doing very well, and lovely to see mulberries on your tree. The twins will enjoy picking those a few years from now.

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    1. It's gone so quickly they are like little people now babyhood doesn't last long.
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  13. Hi Merle. Loved seeing all your lovely art works, your plants, everything. The babies are one! Imagine. My twin baby boy grands are soon to be two years old. Time marches on, doesn't it? Merle, do you see Barb? I haven't seen any posts by her. Is she okay? Just wondering about her, the dear woman. Take care and thanks for your visits. Susan

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    1. Barb is doing ok saw her last week she came to the twins birthday party but has been busy and not been on her blog for a while.
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  14. I love your garden, I have an old mulberry tree and the fruit is so yummy. Merle do you sell your paintings? I would like to buy your latest seascape.

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    1. Do you mean the one with the seagulls it is almost finished, I never sold them but I'm running out of room on my walls.
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  16. The gardens are so pretty with all the flowers, Merle. I think I could enjoy having to brush off flower petals to sit down! Wonderful paintings - love the pretty scenes and all the details. And of course, Happy Birthday to the little ones. They are just too adorable. xx Karen

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    1. The flowers are finished now all gone brown but very pretty while they last.
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  17. Wow, your garden of blooms is so exquisite, lush and magical! Wonderful photos. And your paintings are deeply beautiful, gorgeous works!!
    Victoria

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  18. oh my gosh so much beauty, the babies, your gardens and your painting, you know how I love your painting, I have missed you but I am back blogging and will catch up,,

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    1. Good to hear from you I've missed you too.
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