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Saturday, 12 October 2013

A feel good morning

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Good morning ,from  Jeffrey-Cassidy, Isaa his wife and Hardy their son( he is the shy one) doesn't want to show his face to the camera.  
Sitting with me out on the patio, while I enjoy the little of what is left of the morning sun.  It has now left and Autumn seems really to be here. 


                             The clouds changing ..we could get rain.
                             I made little arrangements with my different colored roses, in jam jars.  I like the idea.  I will probably use them during christmas time for some arrangement or other.
                           I hand sculpted this  pink rose with white 'kaolin' porcelain.. many moons ago.  it has a little chip in it.  I made  4 to give to my friends.  I mixed the glaze to my liking.
  As the weather changes here.  I will use the patio at olive cottage less and less.  So today is a real feel good day for me.  I have enjoyed my coffee sitting out here.  Taken my photos.
Teaching myself, how to use my new Tablet.   This android system takes a while to get used to.  Its an ASUS.  It will do me for the time being, until I get used to using it.  I hope to be able to skype or even blog with it. Not sure yet. Another few days.

                                                           "Smile" dear friends.
 " Nothing is more important than connecting with your bliss, Nothing is as rich, nothing as real"

 Deepak Chopra.
                                       My white soleno creeper growing wild.. its so lovely. It flowers all year around. I was told this is a soleno creeper.. If anyone knows its real name.. (please)!
                                              The little individual flowers are so delicate.
                                    It started off a tiny creeper on the outer wall of my patio. Now I just let it grow and grow. (note my slippers).  I think i will have to try and take some cuttings, to plant in other areas.
                                 My pepper tree branches on the pepper trees are lilting.. they need to be trimmed .. I love these trees, as they are green all the year around too.
                                            The branches are touching the ground.
                                    Creepers loving the Autumn weather (I was told the name of this creeper, forgot! (please)!
                              This one too.  My dear friend Manuela gave it to me.  I dont know its name. (please)!



    "NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONNECTING WITH YOUR BLISS. NOTHING IS AS RICH. NOTHING MORE REAL. "     Deepak Chopra.


Wishing you all a happy peaceful weekend.

val

25 comments:

  1. i hope you get some rain! we are hoping for some here, too, for the next few days. we need some gully-washers! :)

    i love your sculpted rose! just gorgeous!

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    1. I love that word.. Gully-washers.. that is just what we need.Thanks Tex

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  2. Every time when I look your garden space I feel the beauty and the calm ! Enjoy your autumn days in your patio ! It is a cosy corner and I liked the colours !
    Have a wonderful evening !

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    1. Thank you dear Olympia.
      I am enjoying this october...and Autumn..
      Its dark now.
      xx

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  3. It is very pretty where you live - your home. Looks so peaceful. I didn't know you had two more pups. They are so cute. sandie

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    1. Thank you Sandie,, it is very very peaceful here.. I am in the middle of nowhere.. yes I have 4 dogs.. they are not pups..just small dogs.
      my bestest companions.!!!

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  4. Dear Val,
    i always enjoy watching your pictures of your wonderful garden!!!
    Your doggies are so cute!!!Have a lovely weekend!!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you Dimi..
      I try hard with my garden. wishing you a good weekend too.

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  5. Wonderful photos of your garden Val. The doggies are super cute. Lucky you having a tablet, I have been contemplating having one of these for some time. Perhaps Santa may be kind! xx

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    1. Thank you Suzy... I do enjoy my garden. My doggies are my wonderful companions. I am pleased with the tablet.. still teaching myself.. it has so many apps. It was not expensive. Hope santa will bring you one. x x x

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  6. Look at those little doggies. The white one is so adorable. The pink porcelain rose is beautiful, Val. I would love to sit and have coffee with you on your patio. It is so charming. I am really lovin' the yellow rose on here today.

    Have a relaxing weekend, my dear Val.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri. The white one is a pedigree Bichon Maltese..
      Love to have you for coffee.
      thank you Sheri..

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  7. Val,
    Just wanted to tell you that we put your blog on our side bar as "lovely blogs." We don't have many up there, but you are such a dear friend to me, and your blog makes me smile every time I come and visit.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri.
      You are on my sidebar.
      You are so kind with your comments..

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  8. A beautiful saying from Deepak Chopra, Val, and so very true. I love your patio and garden, always love your photos. The doggies are adorable, aren't they? You have lovely little mates in them. Your roses are so beautiful, you really have the gift of growing them, as well as the artistry to make that gorgeous porcelain rose. Lucky recipients! Happy Sunday, Val. xxxx

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    1. Thank you Patricia, for your kind comments. I hope to get a little more time on the patio.. its getting a little cooler. I am pleased you liked my photos.
      I do love my roses.

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  9. I love your patio and the red chairs. I also love to sit on my porch and see the sun rise and set. Not many of those days left before winter sets in. Your dogs are so cute.

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    1. Dear Betty.. thank you for leaving your kind comments.. I do love my dogs..and hope to get some more days in on my patio..
      Winter will be here soon enough

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  10. Val, your companions are so cute, it's lovely to see them! The cupboard you painted looks so lovely with your beautiful roses displayed and your hand sculptured rose is fantastic. Does your creeper have a scent could it be the white potato creeper or solanum jasiminodies?
    Sarah x

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    1. Hello Sarah,
      Thanks for your kind comments.. I made that rose over 35 years ago..
      No Sarah..the creeper does not have a scent.. i will look the name up.
      x

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    2. So glad that I pointed you in the right direction!
      Sarah x

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  11. Hi Val I am envious of your roses . Your patio looks like the perfect place for some relaxation. I am also loving yor new look blog background . I wish you a week of bliss ahead . Shell - a darlings nest

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    1. Hi Shell. Pleased you like my roses.. I am growing them now in pots.. it works.
      Thanks for coming over. I too am happy with my new look. Nice to have a change.

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  12. Hello Val. I'm on my way to bed but wanted to tell you I don't know the names of any of your flowers but they are all sure pretty. Love the rose you sculpted. You are so talented. Good luck with your new technology. I would be no help to you there either..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  13. Hi..Judy.. Hope you had a good night.
    we are a day ahead here.
    Thank you for your kind comments.
    I am doing well with my new tablet.. I can download books on it and other things..skype.too. lots of apps.
    Dear Sarah.. From "Down by the Sea " blog.. gave me the name of the plant.. i was so thrilled.. she is a lovely person and has a great blog.

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