Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Raindrops keep falling...

Why is it that when you want to go outside to take photos of a newly finished quilt, the weather turns? I kept hoping for even a few minutes of clear skies but alas it's been grey and wet all day...

I really can't complain, the garden has it's own beauty at this time of year. My shoes got soaked but I had a fun frolic around our yard. Everything was glistening with rain drops. Colours really popped against the grey skies and the verdant greens.

Beautiful, full, luscious camelias are like winter peonies

A few fallen petals look like hearts in the grass. A pretty spot for rain to land.

Some trees are almost more beautiful without their leaves. The crooked branches and furry buds of our magnolia have so much character...

while it's leaves are a rich brown background to some happy green dandelions.

Oranges! We have 3 mysterious citris trees in our yard. This is our first winter here so it's been fun seeing what sort of fruit they would bare. We were hoping for a variety - lime, grapefruit, lemonade, cumquat... but now we think they're all oranges. But that's okay, we like oranges. In fact it's one of my favourite colours...
as you can see in my new quilt!!
The weather forecast is for sun on the weekend, I'll take lots of quilty photos then!

Cheerio

18 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

oooh! I can see some bicycle fabric- so it's certain I'm going to love that! I love the garden after rain- you are so right about it being so lush and vibrant!

Anonymous said...

Amazing colors your garden has!

melissa said...

Your garden looks gorgeous Rachael, cant wait to see the magnolia in full bloom!

Hoping the skies clear and we get to see more of your latest creation, it looks fantastic!

x

Shay said...

Lovely lovely pictures. Makes me want to run out and see what delights my own garden might hold. (Mud, weeds and dead things most probably)

Love the colours in that quilt.

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great regardless of the rain. Hope it does stop and give you a break for an outside photo. Love the garden pics.

Terry said...

Stopped by to thank you for a trip to the exhibition. family and weather intervened.

Beaut garden photos. Yup it looks llike oranges and the quilt looks like lots of fun. I am also hoping for enough light to take pictures.

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

I'm loving this peek of your new quilt. Hope the weather clears up soon I want to see all of it!

Marg said...

Love the photos of the camellias and the magnolia buds.
I really really hope you can take lots of photos of your latest quilt. From that little peek, it's looking absolutely gorgeous.

Mary said...

Beautiful garden and the quilt is going to look just as vibrant - I can tell! Can't wait to see it!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Isn't that the way Rachael...the weather seems to do the opposite of what you want...your flower pics are gorgeous, the colours are wonderful...and I love the magnolia and the furry buds too, it's one of my favourites...Dzintra

Stitchin' time said...

Gorgeous garden. Lol, you have rain problems and when I want to take a photo of a bag or something a totally still day suddenly becomes breezy and the item flaps all over the line!

Kim said...

Nothing as beautiful as mother nature.

Happy Sewing

Karen 'n Chris said...

Wanna see the whole quilt NOW!!
Purdy purdy eye candy.
I still want to come and live in your garden. Mine is literally a jungle right now.

Mandalin said...

I think I'm going mouldy! Gorgeous pic of the fallen petal. Only 6 sleeps!!

Karen said...

Great photos of your garden Rachel. I can't wait to see your quilt! It looks pretty special.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Orange is one of my favourite colours as well and that heart petal....gorgeous! I love magnolias too but they don't grow in this part of the tropics very well. That quilt really pops doesn't it :-)

Lynne S of Oz said...

Here's a way to tell what citrus you have without waiting for fruit. Rub one of the leaves and smell it!
Lovely meeting you at the quilt/craft show :-)

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

Oh goodness! I want to frolic in your yard! and look at that quilt! ahhh! Wonderful! :)

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