Friday, December 4, 2015


We drove north to a farm sale selling rusty farm equipment....I do love placing old pieces in a country garden. We bought a huge old heavy wheel

and half an old plough


 the garden is over run with rainbow lorikeets

we have netted the nectarine and apricot trees having lost all the cherries to the lorikeets

 roses,foxgloves and delphiniums

the heatwaves have finished the spring roses so they have all been pruned and ready for summer blooms in about 3 weeks

late roses

Jubilee Cake with lemon icing

I piled spare baubles with  starfish shells and lights in a huge vase

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  1. What is the difference between a parakeet and a lorikeet, I wonder? No matter - what lovely pests! The wheel is fabulous as are your gardens, fruit eaten (stolen) or not!

  2. It's wonderful having 2 springs a year! Your flowers and trees are lovely, as usual.

  3. Your garden is just wonderful but I envy you for your rainbow lorikeets, they really steal the show.

  4. Lorikeets! So colorful! Wish they were here in Oregon but too cold for them. Such a lovely garden. Ours are in winter mode, which means pretty much gone. Those are some chubby chickens.

  5. the lorikeets are so beautiful...

  6. Your garden still look like only the beginning of spring. The tree looks pretty and the cake looks yummy.
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. The rusty old wheel adds another element to the garden Meg, just love it. The garden is looking lovely this time of the year too, just hope the Summer is not too hot. Birds too, are nice in the garden but can become a nuisance when you have fruit trees so netting them does become the norm. Thanks for sharing your home and garden.....Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

    1. Thank you Heather and I hope your Christmas is full of joy xx

  8. I like your rusty iron wheel and those birds are so pretty in your picture
    I would love to go to an outdoor auction sale seems like we don't have them any more around here


  9. Lovely photos! Also wanted to let you know that I discovered your blog recently, and found the photography to be so inspiring, that I've nominated you for a Liesbter Award. If you'd like to read more about it, and participate in this blogging community award... head on over to the official announcement at my blog.

    ~ Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting

  10. Every time i see pictures of your garden i drool , Its so beautiful , So are the birds you are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place xxx

  11. oh how beautiful! those Hydrangeas are perfection! the chickens, the roses, and oh my those amazingly gorgeous wild birds. Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  12. Meg I featured you at Five Star Frou-Frou a fortnight ago...those sublime blush roses! Please link up with us again this week. We love to host you...Mimi xxx

  13. Everything is beautiful, but I can't get beyond the beauty of those birds.

  14. I love your rusty treasures, so perfect in your beautiful garden. Gorgeous pictures, as always. Thanks for sharing at VIP.

  15. Ah Meg, gorgeous as always. I'm blown away by you having wild lorikeets in your garden! Wow! Your hydrangeas are fabulous. I dead headed mine today and the wind took them off rolling round the garden like tumbleweeds. xx

  16. Your garden looks beautiful. I love the old wheels in the garden. My Grandmother had one with roses on it when I was a child. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  17. As always Meg, you strike just the right balance between Festive and Genteel. Those lorikeets are naughty, aren't they? They feast on our Umbrella Trees here, and make an amazing racket! I've featured your post at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Thanks again for sharing and Merry Christmas....Mimi xxx

  18. I love how pretty your property looks. Those birds are beautiful as is your Christmas tree. I bet that cake was delicious. Have a Merry Christmas.

  19. You do such a beautiful photos. Especially those with the roses are super beautiful! Besides your Christmas tree is very beautiful! Best wishes for this holidays!

  20. Beautiful photographs. I loved seeing lorikeets (so exotic) and your gently fading roses. I'm hoping to get my holiday decorations up tomorrow, so I'm using you as an inspiration. I saw your link at Kathryn's The Dedicated House party.

    1. Hi Ann Marie ... thank you for visiting and I hope you have a joyous and peaceful Christmas and New Year xxx


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