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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Farewell Zinnias

 Summer is well behind us, but my Zinnias are continuously blooming. The veggie patch is still producing abundantly. We were disappointed with quinces and mandarins as their fruit were infested with fruit flies, and so were the apples. I guess that is the downside of not using pesticides in the garden, we might have to  try a different approach next season. Autumn made sure that its arrival has been noticed, with its coolness wafting in the air, darkness lingers a little longer in the morning and some trees already show some changes in their leaves. 

Hello dear friends, hope you are enjoying the change of season on your side of the world. I for one welcome the cooler weather, as it helps me in getting a good night sleep. Anyhow, apologies for my long absence in the blog land. I am hoping to get back to posting regularly after Easter when my photography class is finished and I can reclaim my craft room.
I'm joining Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea Jody for Simple and Sweet Friday Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday

     In my element, tea for one and a book in hand.

My current read,A Story of Seven Summers by Hilary Burden

      My Villeroy and Boch tea for one tea set, a gift from hubby during his trip to Nuremberg 

       Zinnas, Roses and Echinacea,  a few of my top performers in the garden

    Our first harvest of bananas this year

       Faffing in the garden is my favorite past time.

            The last of the cucumbers this season


  1. Lovely colourful post! A book, the new tea-for-one set and wonderful flowers, what elsde do we want.....
    You Zinnias are coming to the end, mine I'm going to sow, bought yesterday seeds. Nice harvest of vegetables and gorgeous bananas from own garden. And then I see that stinky Stapelia flower, despite the smell a beauty.
    Regards, Janneke

  2. Late summer days still keep the vibrancy and warmth of the intense sunlight. Your garden is a beautiful, live example ...Lovely tea pot and so exotic to have your own harvest of bananas!!!
    Happy new week

  3. Your zinnias are just lovely. I just planted ours here on the East Coast in the States ~ I hope they bloom as pretty as yours did.

  4. Beautiful photographs - the flowers are lovely!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. Dear Aida, I hope you are enjoying the cool breezes of Autumn. It is spring here, and planting things in my garden. What a nice bunch of bananas these are, and I didn't realize you have cucumbers and squash and beans in your garden. My husband just planted tomatoes, squash, onions, garlic, and such. I can't wait to see it all grow. What an unusual flower this is - it looks like it has tiger spots.

    Have a very nice Easter week, Aida. Enjoy your Autumn - it's my favorite season of all!

    love, ~Sheri

  6. Hello Aida,

    That is a lovely book isn't it, remember reading about it in Country Style and ordering it from the library. What a wonderful lot of produce you got from your garden, We have the same problem with apples, certainly don't want to spray, I think ours is coddling moth. For some reason the birds have stayed away this year so we have a fairly decent crop.

    Happy Easter to your and your family Aida,

    Happy days.

  7. Hello across the world to Aida:
    I can't believe your have flowers - let alone the vegetables. This is amazing. Your photos show the fruits of the your labor and what are wonderful!

  8. Such pretty portraits of your petals, Aida!! I don't know if it's your photography lessons, but your pics are always so artistically eloquent! What a little paradise you live in! Thanks for sharing your news and your beautiful views, my friend.

    Happy Fall!


  9. I can't wait for zinnias! Yours are so bright. Happy Easter week, Aida!

  10. Love your colourful posts Aida! I will miss the beautiul photo's of your Zinnia's! Happy Easter to you and your family!

    Madelief x

  11. CUTE CUTE..love the red chair with the display on it ..
    Happy Easter..

  12. What a lovely post, Aida:) love your flowers!